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A true ‘Lanterne rouge’ in 2014 Iditarod

This year came to a close in style with three rookie women working together (and competing) for our favorite prize in sport – the Red Lantern. This year the lantern goes to Marcelle Fressineau (iditarod link and personal site).  Marcelle … Continue reading

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The winners are in, but the race is not over

God loves a working man.  And we all love the brave mushers on the Iditarod trail.  Winning takes skill and courage and lucky and determination and all the ideals of a champion.  Winning is great.  But, I feel drawn to … Continue reading

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Iditarod time again!

I know I’m alittle late, but I stumbled on this video and it really shows what a musher has to endure. 4-time Iditarod champion, Jeff King, shares his helmet cam action as he traverses Rainy Pass.  It’s brutal.  The trail is … Continue reading

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A Day in AK – Valdez Backcountry skiing and snowboarding

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Valdez Guide Dies in Heliskiing Incident near Haines – ktuu.com

Valdez Guide Dies in Heliskiing Incident near Haines – ktuu.com.   It’s a sad day for the Valdez heliski and backcountry guide community. Christian Cabanilla has died in the backcountry of Southeast Alaska.  He was a beloved member of the … Continue reading

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Visit Versatile Juneau

Versatile Juneau The Alaskan city of Juneau has to be one of the most versatile vacation destinations in the world, and with the city boundaries spanning an area greater than some entire states, it’s hardly surprising. In fact, it’s the … Continue reading

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Alaska inventor turns wood stove heat into electricity | Alaska Dispatch

Looking at the warmth radiating from his friend’s wood stove pipe, Alaskan Theo Graber had an idea. What if someone could take that heat and convert it into electricity? What if there was a way the noisy generator rumbling outside … Continue reading

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Dean Cummings | The Steep Life | Big Mountain Skiing tips | How to ski in the backcountry | Skiing Magazine

meet Cummings and learn about The Steep Life Protocols via Dean Cummings | The Steep Life | Big Mountain Skiing tips | How to ski in the backcountry | Skiing Magazine.

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Devon & Melissa’s Tiny House in Alaska – YouTube

Devon & Melissa’s Tiny House in Alaska – YouTube.   Before the tiny house movement, there was the alaskan cabin.  Enjoy!

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Gold Panning In Alaska

Gold Panning In Alaska Although the official Alaska Gold Rush lasted just three years between 1896 and 1899, gold panning has remained one of the most popular activities throughout Alaska, Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, both recreationally and professionally. There’s … Continue reading

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