The Promise of Discovery

You never know what you’ll find hiking a wilderness trail [By Tom Walker] Under an azure sky stretching unblemished to Denali’s icy dome, the morning air crisp and fresh after autumn’s first frost, our tundra hike captivates the senses.

Tundra Chickens

Appreciating ptarmigan, from the field to the plate. [By E. Donnall Thomas Jr] Several years ago, friends and I took a week-long float trip into the wilderness, targeting caribou with our bows. After several days without releasing any arrows, we were getting hungry.

A Nose for Seals

Labradors aid scientific research [by Michael Englehard] WITH NOSES 10,000 TIMES SHARPER THAN A HUMAN’S, dogs have served to detect the missing, the dangerous, the unbidden

The Race to Alaska

People have been navigating the Inside Passage to Alaska for millennia. Now, for the first time, they’re going to race it—750 miles, from Port Townsend, Wash., to Ketchikan, Alaska. Completely unsupported, and without motors. The new adventure race, dubbed Race to Alaska (R2AK), is being...

Gallery: Kodiak Brown Bears

Photos from Alaska magazine Senior Editor Dave Costello’s recent trip to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center. A Kodiak brown bear sow paws for salmon in the Thumb River on Kodiak Island.

Alaska’s History Frozen in Time

Some spirits just aren’t ready to leave Alaska and, instead, spend their time haunting visitors.   With Halloween quickly approaching, it’s only appropriate to dive into some of Alaska’s scariest ghost stories. Whether you believe in ghosts or not, some places in Alaska will...