Category Archive: Exploring Alaska

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

Skating in Nancy Lake State Park

December 2016 Well, Decemeber has been ice skating season for us! We’ve had a string of below freezing, snowless, winter days to thank for this.  While its not the winter weather we had wished… Continue reading

Kesugi Ridge Hike

July 19th-21st 2015 Woodsen and I are last minute planners.  I think it’s a common trait of Alaskans who enjoy the outdoors.  During the summer, I find it nearly impossible to make a… Continue reading

Camping at Rabbit Lake

There is always a downside to being spoiled, and we are no exception. I get so caught up dreaming up grand adventures in the airplane that I fail to explore the simple excursions and… Continue reading

Dutch to Umnak by Plane

  From my trip to Unalaska February 2016 The morning of my second glorious day in Dutch began just before dawn at the Grant terminal where I met my friend and pilot Chad who… Continue reading

A Tale of Two Tusks

Anchorage has been rainy for the past few weeks and I have unashamedly been staying home and enjoying it. It’s hard for me to believe, but last week I stayed home for 2… Continue reading

Across Alaska – Council to McCarthy

Across Alaska -Council to Mccarthy -June 24th- July 1st, 2015 I pick up the story of our big summer adventure in Council, a small town (if you can call it that) on the… Continue reading

Sun & Fun in Dutch Harbor

February 1st, 2016 Dutch Harbor (also known as Unalaska) has long been on my list of places to visit. Last summer we had considered a summer trip to Dutch and Umnak (the island just… Continue reading

Geocache 2016

May marks the beginning of a few weeks of aviation fun in Alaska. First we visit the aviation gathering hosted by the Airmens Association, then a few days later we head out to… Continue reading