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Surprises on the Salmon Creek Trail

Timber to Tideline

UPDATE: In only a few days, this trail has gone from do-able to downright amazing! It's true. A run up the trail on Friday, May 10 found a pathway almost completely devoid of snow (yeah a little...

Hiking buddy

Timber to Tideline

"Mommy! I'm a good hiker, aren't I?"

His little Bogs boots crunched across the snow-covered, frozen boardwalk. Every few feet my son would pause to stomp an ice ball, peer into a dark hole...

'Celebration' dust

Timber to Tideline

The clouds lifted briefly this week to reveal a downy white dusting of snow on the peaks above Lemon Creek. 

My husband, absolutely ecstatic about the sighting, called me to share the...

The brutal truth

Timber to Tideline

I fiddled with the touch buttons on the screen of my iPhone, navigating into the depths of my running log.

I had to know.

Perhaps seeing my mileage tally would be a...

A trip back to 1929

Timber to Tideline

On Friday, I found myself surrounded by volumes of bound Daily Alaska Empire newspapers from 1929. The old editions of the Empire were tattered, at best. Some were held together by fragile...

Shocking, but true: Sunscreen the biohazard

Timber to Tideline

When the sun comes out in Juneau, there’s reason to celebrate.

Rain boots are replaced with flip-flops. GorTex is swapped for cotton. And skin, which is regularly covered by long sleeves,...

Living in 'promiseland'

Timber to Tideline

By Abby Lowell
Timber to Tideline

My feet sloshed and squished around in my shoes like they were in a washing machine. The lower half of my legs seemed to...

The promise

Timber to Tideline

By Abby Lowell
Timber to tideline 

It was one of those days that felt perpetually bathed in twilight — clouds moved easily on a breeze and hung so low...

Confessions of a fisherwoman

Timber to Tideline

I have a confession to make: I have not been fishing.

I’ve been skiing, I’ve been running, hiking and gardening, but no, I have not been fishing.

My trusty fly rod — “Joan” — sits...

It's all about me

Timber to Tideline

After waiting 42 weeks, gaining 30 pounds and embarking on 98 runs into the wilderness, my second baby was born — a girl, weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces.

She was healthy, beautiful and pink as...

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