Comfort Food Oktoberfest Style

Alyeska kicked off Oktoberfest last night, and just in time . . . the leaves are golden and holding on due to a surprise Indian summer from Mother Nature. The sun has been out for days and the Harvest Moon filled the sky a few nights ago for a brilliant …Read More

Posted by —September 25th, 2010

Top-to-Bottom Fun

From the top of the tram, without much of a warm up, I rode down towards the lower trail. A sharp turn and some big rocks mark the official entrance to the downhill section. Yeah, those first couple turns definitely felt sharp. . . and steep. . . leading to …Read More

Posted by —September 19th, 2010

Who's Counting, Anyways?

Wow, Climb-a-thon is in two days.  Have I put in enough time on the trails this summer to bang out 10 laps this year?  It doesn’t really matter, I’m going to be out there for 10 hours no matter what.  I’m not sure what the difference is between 9 and …Read More

Posted by —September 9th, 2010

Alaska Paragliding

Suzy was recently visiting from California and got the chance to take a flight with Alaska Paragliding. A lot of people think that you jump off a cliff to take off during paragliding, but as you can see from the video, it is as simple as running down a hill! There …Read More

Posted by —September 5th, 2010

Fungi, Fame and Fortune

Mushrooms are mysterious. They hide in dark forest corners, and give off an air of danger. The Girdwood Fungus Fair (this weekend August 27-29) is your chance to learn the lure of the fungus variety—through forays, workshops and best of all, tasting of this beguiling species. This year’s featured speakers include …Read More

Posted by —August 26th, 2010