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.
The blue water of the lake stretches to the feet of the mountains here on the Kenai Peninsula.
We have been tricked. The weather seems to have snuggled closer to winter.
Living in a family that goes out on adventures nearly every weekend, my gear tends to wear out after a year or two no matter the brand. Thus, I am constantly on the hunt for sport sales for quality clothing. Believe it or not I have found a lot of my wool sweaters and fleece pants at thrift stores. [...]
The coziest boots I have every owned have been ones that I have trudge through most everything in, wear almost every day. Whether dry or soaking wet, socks or no socks they have never failed to keep me warm. I have walked through the park, played in the snow for hours, hiked a glacier, and [...]
Through wind and rain, ice and snow, spring and summer, winter and fall my Columbia fleece pants have never let me down. Made of 100% polyester these puppies have gone everywhere with me. They are great for rafting because if they get wet, they dry very quickly. If you soak them in water, and then [...]
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 [...]
What happened to the winter boots I wore as a kid? Playing all day in the snow and well into the evening my feet never were cold. A night by the wood stove and these childrens boots would be ready for another adventure. They didn’t wear out; they simply were passed down to my younger [...]
Candy, candy and more candy. While dreaming of snow, looking at gear, and dreaming some more about new sleds the boys scattered in search of their own candy. Chocolate, gum, hard candy, lolly-pops you name it they found it. As the sugar high kicked in they simply found more candy to increase their excitement. It [...]
The warmth of my eyelids as I blinked was the only sensation of cold I felt. My snow gear grew heavy as the water penetrated and filled the fabric. Looking up, the pale translucent light was rising. The bottom of my feet landed flat and hard. One thought dominated all of my efforts, to get [...]
“Alec, I’ll take Camping for $200. Fred Meyer, hmmm, that’s an easy one – what is junk and filled with dog poop”?The first major problem with Fred Meyer gear came last winter. I was forced to use Freddie’s at the last minute to find a pair a gloves for a friend who was joining us [...]