Gear of the Year

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

Denali: The Mountain Great and Tall

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]

Leaving Skagway

Leaving a piece of her heart, 1,600 miles behind [by Elise Giordano]

Dreaming of Snow

I arrived in Girdwood, Alaska, on Thanksgiving Day after spending a month on the road. Our journey started in Colorado and we explored the Pacific coast all the way up to Vancouver, where we quickly revamped our plan because camping in a tent every night in the cold and snow is not as glamorous at...