“We need to do a ridge hike,” I told Scott. “We haven’t done a good ridge hike yet this summer.”
He looked surprised as he replied, “Sure we have. We hiked Gold Ridge and up Mt. Gastineau...
1 week 5 hours ago
One of the methods I use to fall asleep is to hike up the Spaulding Trail and over to Muir Cabin in my mind. I try to be as detailed as possible. If I find that I’ve skipped ahead or missed a...
2 weeks 5 days ago
I must have met Sharon soon after she moved to Juneau. She showed up for some weekly evening bike rides I organized through the Juneau Freewheelers Bike Club to encourage women to bicycle and...
4 weeks 3 days ago
Have you ever hiked a trail that left you so traumatized you never wanted to return there again?
7 weeks 1 day ago
I should have brought an ice axe.
A friend of mine cautioned me when I told him I was planning to hike up Hawthorne Peak. “The snowpack can be pretty icy up there this time of year. You...
44 weeks 1 day ago
Every once in a while I like to go for a solo camping trip. My favorite camping spots are above tree line, somewhere with a great view in all directions. During the most recent stretch of good...
50 weeks 1 day ago
Do you ever make an offhand comment to someone, only to immediately wonder, “Now why in the world did I say that?” That’s the way I felt last week, when I casually suggested to my coworker...
1 year 1 week ago
This year’s hiking season has had a slow start. First I was distracted by all the skiing that I could do well into May, and then family obligations took precedence over recreation. When I was...
1 year 4 weeks ago
Eighty minutes. That’s all the time it took Scott and me to go from our ordinary, everyday routine of work and home projects to a cross country skiing paradise. One hour and twenty minutes...
1 year 14 weeks ago
Things were not looking good for me in the weeks leading up to the Tour of Anchorage.
1 year 17 weeks ago
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