Valdez lingers on the other side of Thompson pass, beside the Valdez port and backed by glacial slues and mountain peaks.
Explore one of Alaska’s most beautiful outdoor museums. The historic Crow Creek Mine teaches you how to pan for your own gold.
Get down on your hands and knees, dig for the razor claims that bury themselves into the wet sand when the tide is out.
At an elevation of 1,300 feet in the Chugach National Forest Juneau Lake Cabin is one of the first rustic cabins on the Resurrection Pass Trail.
You begin your adventure on the McCarthy Road by driving through the tunnel through the mountain.
The blue water of the lake stretches to the feet of the mountains here on the Kenai Peninsula.
In my opinion, this is one of the best camping and ATVing spots on the Glenn.
We have been tricked. The weather seems to have snuggled closer to winter.
The cabin is tucked within the thick woods leaving the north end of the lake with a feeling or wilderness.
The common term for someone of my nature is “Control freak”. Someone who folds their underwear and must always be on time every place they go, detesting the slightest amount of chaos or group confusion. I suppose it’s because I am a creature of pure habit despising interruption. Yeah, I’m a little weird. I admit [...]
Looking out at the seemingly endless water, it looked more like Oreo cookies broken into pieces and tossed into a bowl of milk, with the mountains like the ridges of the bowl rising up in the distance. I watched the last of the afternoon rays slip from the horizon and sighed at their disappearance, leaving [...]
After our eventful and tiring previous trip attempt, Winches and Chains, we went home for a day of recuperation and repacking. Since we were no longer going on a four day trip we didn’t need all the gear, supplies and water that would be need for a longer period of time. We decided that it would be best to [...]
Protected from tourists by 60 miles of dirt road, the hardships in reaching McCarthy make it part of the adventure.
Starting on the trail head in Hope had been a better choice than Coopers Landing, as the trail on this side has a less noticeable incline and easy hills.
The first time I went backpacking I packed all the wrong gear and way to much of it. I was the unhappiest camper alive. Using what I learned the second time wasn’t as bad, but the third was the best. Looking back I wish that there had been someone there to tell me exactly what I needed [...]