Cold Case McCarthy

On March 9, 1918, two horrific murders took place in the bustling mining town of McCarthy, Alaska. To this day neither crime has been solved. By all accounts very little effort was put forth in trying. The well-publicized case (back then) is rapidly approaching its 100th anniversary, but […]

Marathon

Our main objective on our way to Seward last summer was to climb Mount Marathon. After numerous trips to Seward throughout the years, we decided it was time to tackle the famous route of the annual 4th of July, Mount Marathon Race. The mountain has some horror stories […]

Of Moose and Men

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. After that, although the accuracy of my memory could be called into question, there was light and darkness, some water, a few billion plants, and too many animals involved to count. At the end of it all, God […]

Top 3 Stories of 2016

Last Frontier Magazine’s top 3 stories of 2016: (Click on link to visit story) 1. My Life As An Alaskan Trucker by Maraley McMichael A day later, in Athabaska, it was minus 45°F and it took me two hours to warm up the truck… 2. Whiteout by Gil Hjellen Another massive […]

Mendenhall Ice Caves

Thinking about visiting Juneau, Alaska? Almost everyone visits the Mendenhall Glacier just 12 miles from Downtown Juneau.  Over the last few years pictures have circulated on all types of media showing the Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves.  While beautiful they are also very dangerous.  Often when I am at the […]

Whiteout

  Another massive wave of cold dark water caused our small seine boat to rise up at a precarious angle, only to drop into a deep trough as another wave engulfed us. Ice was forming on the bow, causing even more cold sea water to wash over the […]

Iditarod Mystery

Iditarod Mystery June 24, 1999, was a somber date in Alaska history. That’s when the “Father of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race” passed away. My wife and I were fortunate to meet Joe Redington Sr. in the late 1970s. Our neighbor of 35 years, well known artist […]