From Inglewood to the Yukon

From the November 2014 issue of Last Frontier Magazine.  Late last August I joined a dozen new students, faculty, staff, and the president of Alaska Pacific University on Expedition Alaska. For ten days I rafted the Yukon River from Eagle to Circle. On this trip I saw...

Chaga

A Gift from the Boreal Forest In Japan, chaga is referred to as the “Diamond of the Forest,” in China as “A Gift from God” or the “King of Herbs.” Another term for chaga found in my collection of books on Alaska, is cinder conk. The Russians/Siberians have been using...

Climbing Denali in January

Arctic explorer Dupre makes history with his solo summit Featured in the July 2015 issue of Last Frontier Magazine. Lonnie Dupre, at 53 years of age, made mountaineering history earlier this year when he summited Mt. McKinley—known by Alaskans as Denali—by himself in...

100 Days in Denali

Honoring the centennial of Denali National Park Prior to visiting Denali for the first time on my honeymoon in 2011, I didn’t realize how elusive a mountain can be! My husband Josh and I were fortunate to not only see the mountain and abundant wildlife, but to...

Eureka Lodge

A Glenn Highway landmark that’s still standing The Glenn Highway, which stretches from Anchorage 179 miles northeast to the Richardson Highway, should perhaps have been named the Castner Highway. After all, Lt. Joseph Castner, and not his superior, Capt. Edwin Glenn,...

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