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Off the Beaten Path: In defense of slogging

...don't recommend anyone going up it in the winter unless they have a fair amount of experience in the mountains. On a clear day, a hiker can look out on Stephens Passage, Admiralty Island and the Coastal Range from here. That day, there were...
Seasonal trail update, Part II

...rocky singletrack that climbs steeply before traversing a long and slender ridge. The final ascent becomes steep, but on a clear day the views are quite worth the effort. This portion of the trail is less maintained than the rest and should only be...
Chilkat trek tackled by UAS Outdoor Studies students

...thesis paper, but there was one small group of matriculators who were preparing for a different kind of "final.""On a clear day I would visualize ski lines on the Chilkat range and dream of one day skiing down the Chilkat peaks," UAS student...
Five Good Reads: Riley Woodford

...Cassandra-cursed Steller could read more from the flotsam in the foggy waters of the Aleutians than the Russians could on a clear day with a map and compass. Steller was repeatedly ignored out of spite as he tried to ward off scurvy, course misdirection...
Spearfishing record set in Kodiak

KODIAK - In the ocean's depths, Andy Joca is on top of the world. On Aug. 24, the Coast Guard officer hauled in a world record: a 13.2-pound starry flounder that is the largest ever taken with a spear gun.
AK village relocation hits snag when ship runs aground

...means "getting water from the stream" in Yupik.Enough work has been done there that it can be seen from Newtok on a clear day. No wonder people are excited about someday moving to their new beginnings."It's not hard to envision it at all...
Singing praises in a messy world

...and strugglers. Churches are not in the entertainment business; they cannot rival reaching the top of Mt. McGinnis on a clear day. But, they are still one of the few places where people gather and try to figure out how to love and forgive each...
Alaska Digest

...the helicopter and allow tourists to get out and photograph the mountain. "They can have a video of Mount McKinley on a clear day," McDonnell said. "If you're not going to land on a glacier, you need to land somewhere with a vista."
Alaska's vibrant biodiversity displayed along Eagle River

The long walk to the Eagle Glacier cabin is rewarded - on a clear day - by stunning views of towering, stream-laced rock walls across the lake. A couple more miles brings one close to the retreating...
Trail upgrades continue near glacier

JUNEAU - On a clear day near the Mendenhall Glacier, parking lots are packed, dogs run with tongues flapping and crowds of cross country skiers, snowshoers...


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