This summer, Sam Herreid has slept for 12 nights on these rocks that ride slowly downhill on a mass of ice. For a few days at a time during the last six summers, the 28-year-old has lived on this ephemeral landscape in the eastern Alaska Range.
A very large Admiralty Island brown bear, its bloated belly hanging low, waded down Pack Creek pouncing on the last of the year's salmon. It devoured skin, meat and innards. It dug under a log, racked out a rotten carcass and ravenously...
When my daughter was little, I created the question game. Basically, it's an either or game. Would you rather eat ice cream or cake? Go down a slide or swing? I still use the game, but I've added one telling question.
The U.S. Forest service is offering free government contracting workshops in Juneau and Ketchikan for tribal governments and small businesses interested in contract work with the federal government and the Forest Service.
The U.S. Forest Service is hosting Fall Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24. The event will be combined with National Public Lands Day and is a fee-free day.