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Alaska to Ourselves

I stood where a river poured out of a mountain-edged lake, rod raised high, feeling my jig swing downstream, then settle as it crossed an eddy line. Tap…tap…then a weightless instant. A big, bright...

The Use and Abuse of Amchitka

Far west in the Aleutians, a chain of 69 islands spanning 1,200 miles, lies Amchitka. Though this rock lacks erupting volcanoes, it is nevertheless renowned in Alaska’s history. For me and hundreds of others...

Serpentine Hot Springs

Serpentine Hot Springs. Photo courtesy Ken Hill, NPS. Visit what is likely one of the first hot springs in North America used by humans. Archaeologists think Serpentine Hot Springs were likely discovered...

Alaska’s Best – Famous Alaskans Share their Faves

This year, Alaska magazine editors asked a few prominent Alaskans from various segments of our community to weigh in on their favorite activities, libations, and destinations in the state.  DeeDee Jonrowe An iconic Iditarod...

Visit Alyeska Resort and Girdwood

Alyeska Resort is open year-round and offers plush accommodation, a swimming pool, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment. Photo courtesy Serine Reeves, The MILEPOST There aren’t many highways in Alaska, but of the few that do...

When the roads are open, visit Hyder, Alaska

The road on the way to visit Hyder, Alaska. Photo courtesy Tjipke de Vries. When the U.S.-Canada border closed to all but essential traffic in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, residents of...

Nome National Forest

Nome National Forest pops up on the ice outside Nome each year. NWS photo. A small forest of evergreen trees and exotic animals brightens the otherwise stark landscape outside of Nome each winter. Oddly,...

An Alaska Immersion Worth the Wait

I stood shivering outside the Juneau airport, fighting down a sneezing fit, having just enjoyed my second COVID-19 test swab in three days. Fewer than 24 hours before, I’d boarded a jet in Orlando,...

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