4th of July in Mccarthy

Where should we go for the 4th of July? That’s the question we usually start tossing around sometime in June.  And, while I’ve only experienced the 4th in Bethel, McCarthy & Seldovia, the… Continue reading

No Longer Spoiled by Super Cub.

This spring brought a big change for us. Shortly after flying the Iditarod, we found out that Woodsen’s dad had decided to sell the Super Cub. Honestly, I was crushed. It made total… Continue reading

Iditarod 2018

Oh, the Iditarod! That last great race evokes so many different emotions. There is so much to love about following the last great race, yet there’s also enough logistical challenges and inconveniences that it makes me cringe… Continue reading

Lost Lake

        When people new to Alaska ask what they should do for a day trip, Lost Lake is always one of my first suggestions. You can bike it.  Hike it… Continue reading

Portage Pass Hike

  This year we’ve been seeking out easy hikes.  We’ve realized short and easy is enjoyable at this stage of life — much more practical with a toddler in tow. Portage Pass met… Continue reading

Spencer Glacier

Adventures in a two passenger airplane can get lonely. Woodsen and I love sharing adventures and memories together, but having good friends to adventure with really enriches the experience. The more fun adventures… Continue reading

Port Allsworth Fly-in

Two years ago we met Lyle on the Iditarod trail. Channel 11 News had chartered his caravan for the journey and he was their personal pilot. Since then we’ve run into him many… Continue reading

Valley of 10,000 Smokes

Our day exploring the Valley of 10,000 smokes started at the head of the valley near the Mageik mountains. We woke up to clouds, but by the time we had packed up camp… Continue reading

Atlee’s First Time Tent Camping- Valley of 10,000 Smokes

I think it’s safe to say that Atlee’s first campground wasn’t the typical campsite you would bring your 2-month-old to. In fact, sometimes I dreamily wonder if she would win the “youngest child to… Continue reading

Finishing the Year on the Snowbird Glacier

Well, it’s the last day of 2016, and we know that 2017 is going to be a very different year for our family. In just a few weeks I will switch my work… Continue reading