The Race to Alaska

R2AKvectorPeople 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 put on by the Northwest Maritime Center and is set to begin June 4, 2015. The winners will receive $10,000.

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Gallery: Kodiak Brown Bears

Photos from Alaska magazine Senior Editor Dave Costello's recent trip to the Kodiak Brown Bear Center.

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September issue cover

Read the story behind the cover photo for the September issue. Available on newsstands now!

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Wildlife Wednesday: Encounter on the Savage River

For Casey Thompson’s birthday, he planned a hike with his family in Denali National Park—but instead, he played in a game of pickle between a bear and a caribou.

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Aerial view on Solstice

"Solstice" is a wild ride, flying inches above mountain peaks, waterfalls, trees and water, across Alaska during summer solstice.

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Wildlife Wednesday: Dall sheep at Savage River

Read about how the photographer, Kathleen Ortwine, captured this image in our Wildlife Wednesday story this week.

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Exclusive Excerpt: Dead Reckoning

An exclusive excerpt from Dave Atcheson's book, Dead Reckoning (Skyhorse Publishing, July 2014), a book that provides an intimate look at life at sea, offering an insider's view into one of Alaska's small communities, and all of the upstarts, dropouts, and rogues that comprise it.

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The 2014 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics

A look inside the 53rd annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics.

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Nick Hansen of Unalakleet competes in the men's finals of the Two Foot High Kick at WEIO 2014 on July 18, 2014 in Fairbanks. Hansen won the silver medal in the event with a kick of 94 inches. Photo: Ash Adams

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