Northern Notes – May 2019

A Vacation in Southeast Alaska By Michelle Theall It’s the end of April as I type this, and it’s snowing outside my window. Big, heavy, cement spring flakes that melt as soon as they hit the pavement. But June is around the corner, which means adventure is too! Instead of sending our...

Sixty Years and Counting

By Susan Sommer This spring, my parents, Red and Bunny Beeman, celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They each landed in Alaska on their own trajectories before statehood, met through Mom’s cousin (who knew Dad from the trapline), and married in 1959, the same year Alaska joined the nation....

Summer is Coming

On the drive into school and work today, my daughter proclaimed from the back seat, “Mom! You were right! It rained yesterday and now the sun is making all the trees explode!” I smiled, both in my pride of her love of nature and that she actually listened to my ramblings. It’s such a magical...

Cabin Fever in Tongass National Forest

Access great steelhead and salmon fishing [by Mark Hieronymus] Alaska is often touted as a bucket-list destination for anglers, and for good reasons. From the trophy rainbows of Bristol Bay to the giant king salmon of the Kenai River and many species and locations in between, much has been written...