Moose in northern Southeast Alaska

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:50

In the past several years, the annual probability of sighting moose or their leavings has increased from something close to zeroto 100 percent.

Climbing a really big tree in Cowee Creek

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:08

I had an idea to revisit a giant tree I had previously seen down Cowee Creek.

Reluctant spring in Cowee Meadows

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:31

Early April and, despite some earlier signs of spring, we seemed to be stuck in the middle of a long cold spell — freezing at night and daytime temperatures in the 30s or low 40s. All the trails were icy, and it seemed as if I would never get all the ice chipped off my driveway.

Alaska hot springs, far and wide

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 06:30

KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water.

Curious by Nature: What’s bubbling in front of Jon Reiswig’s home?

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 09:43

For a few decades now, retired surgeon Jon Reiswig has lived with a perplexing oddity: the water in front of his North Douglas home constantly bubbles.

‘Mountains beyond mountains’: How human waste (that’s right, poop!) can be transformed into safe and useful resources

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:01

Ecological sanitation (EcoSan) involves changing the way we think about waste.

Birds of a feather: Why do birds do things in groups?

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:23

It is said that “birds of a feather flock together,” and indeed they do.

Doug Peacock and a walk around Douglas Island

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 11:44

Walking around Douglas Island isn’t fun in the traditional sense of the word.

Traversing the Mendenhall Glacier

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 06:53

Sure, you’ve been to the ice caves. But have you seen the Mendenhall Glacier like this?

Wild, wonderful and cheap Yukon family canoe float trips

Sat, 03/31/2018 - 21:23

If you’re looking for a fun adventure this summer or fall, consider one of the following.

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