winter

Sometimes finding winter in Alaska requires effort

With a dearth of snowfall this winter and unseasonably warm temperatures, winter has eluded some of us in Alaska, particularly those in the southcentral region near Anchorage. For whatever reason—climate change or shifting jet streams—I…

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Backcountry survival tips to avoid common mistakes

Anyone who has spent any time in the outdoors has made mistakes–more than we’d like to admit. I’m not going to dwell here about obvious backcountry survival faux pas–like forgetting mosquito repellent, matches, raincoat; or…

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