Whether you’re looking to keep warm or keep time, our Gear picks for 2016 have run a wide gamut of products that will help you enjoy the outdoors year-round. Alaska staff members pick the stuff they like best from 2016
The mountain doesn’t care about us. Huge, frozen and reaching into air too thin for human existence, Denali remains a hostile, immutable presence, with an allure climbers and other visitors find difficult to resist. [by Seth Adams]
Two friends, one final adventure [by Bjorn Dihle]
Leaving a piece of her heart, 1,600 miles behind [by Elise Giordano]
Delivering plants and seeds and rototillers to Inupiaq Eskimo gardeners. [by Seth Kantner]
Ed and Elias Stratton found themselves in a life or death situation on the shores of the Skwetna River, and thanks to preparation and a Spot Gen3 device, they lived to tell the tale.
The evening sun shone brightly in Anchorage’s Kincaid Park as I crested a hill, on my way to photograph the sunset over Cook Inlet. Walking directly into the sunshine, I heard something rustle in the brush close to the trail but couldn’t make out what it was.
The historic Ester Gold Camp was built in 1936 by the F.E. Company to house hundreds of workers needed for gold mining operations in the area. The abandoned gold camp includes a hotel, restaurant, mercantile, saloon and ticket office.
Of Alaska’s 6,640 miles of coastline, some of the most ruggedly beautiful encircle Kodiak Island. Clusters of islands and rock outcroppings rise up from just beyond its jagged shoreline, while massive cliff faces with their craggy-ledged complexions share the island’s coarse coastline with...
Alaskans and visitors from Outside are blessed with an incredible wealth of sport-fishing opportunities—from easy-to-reach streams that flow alongside highways or right through town, to remote waters accessible only by floatplane or raft.