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Iditarod Dreamsby Heather A. Resz
Journey with Kristin Bacon as she reaches toward the finish line.
Bacon's Acres Kennel is quiet now. The only sounds are the dogs lapping breakfast from their bowls, fresh from a morning run. "Up. Up," Kristin Bacon, 40, says as Felon hops effortlessly onto the roof of his house. "I never thought I'd be excited about frozen mud," she says, her voice carrying across the chilly dog lot...Read More
Ice CavesPhotos by Kent Mearig // Words by Dave Costello
Inside the Mendenhall Glacier
Everything is covered in pure blue light. The sun, filtering through over 50 feet of ice, empties down into a vast amphitheater, carved through the heart of the Mendenhall Glacier by a cascading meltwater stream. Just 12 miles north of downtown Juneau, the glacier itself is over twelve miles long and, in places, over 1,900 feet thick; a churning river of ice toppling down from the Juneau Ice Field through the coastal mountains. Outside, past the bright halo-white light at the entrance of the cave—one of several at the terminus of the glacier—enormous icebergs float blithely in Mendenhall Lake, melting slowly...Read More
by Laurel Bill, Kris Farmen, and Mindy Fisher LearyA Legacy of Alaska's Earthquakes.
It began with a gentle roll. Then the ground surged. Waves, like those on water, rippled across the earth. Cracks up to 30 feet wide formed, and then snapped shut. People clutched light poles, parking meters and anything else they could grab to keep from being hurled to the ground...Read More
The Best Skiing in Alaska
Ultra Bicyclist Billy Koitzch's 2,000 mile Frozen Fatbike Trip
Tarpons of the North
Gear: Cross-country Skiing