Researcher questions health of Alaska’s most visible whales BY EMILY MOUNT A fiery sunset fades into the sea as we crowd against our ship’s railings, eager to witness one of southeast Alaska’s largest inhabitants: the humpback whale.
The husky who became a hero BY KAYLENE JOHNSON-SULLIVAN
Running of the Reindeer – Fur Rondy from Alaska.org on Vimeo.
Creative transportation experiments by early Alaskans [by Michael Englehard]
(from the February 2017 issue) Being nice when you don’t have to be. [by Russ Lumpkin]
Leaving a piece of her heart, 1,600 miles behind [by Elise Giordano]
Delivering plants and seeds and rototillers to Inupiaq Eskimo gardeners. [by Seth Kantner]
Every year, I swear that I’ll spend the entire month of August picking blueberries, but every year, of course, life intervenes. I make time for a short drive or hike to a favorite spot and pick with both hands—my friends are impressed with my speed. Still, as soon as I find a good rhythm, I...
Kesugi Ridge, in Denali State Park, is a trail system that delivers—but probably not what you expect. Everyone hopes for the quintessential Denali views, but more often fog shrouds the ridge, leaving only rock cairns guiding the way, or a raging storm spits cold, wet hikers back out at a...
When my husband and I decided last summer to take a massive leap and buy a sailboat, we were more than green. We hadn’t even sailed a boat before. While I’d spent some time on the water, the last thing I would call myself was a mariner. Instead of spending a few weeks and a few thousand dollars...