Packing for Alaska: You’re Gonna Get Dirty

I came to Alaska for the first time when I was eight years old.  My Grandpa was a pilot, he and my Grandma used to fly their Cessna 180 tail dragger to Alaska every year.  The summer after third grade, my mom and I flew up in August and joined my Grandpa for the month.  We traversed the state, visiting the must-see sites like Denali National Park, Kenai, Fairbanks, Lake Hood, Homer and so on.   [Read more…]

Just For Girls: Fishing in Alaska

Red (Sockeye) salmon in full spawning colors.  Summer of 2007.  Little Susitna River, Mat-Su Valley.
Red (Sockeye) salmon in full spawning colors. Summer of 2007. Little Susitna River, Mat-Su Valley.

Alaska is truly an equal opportunity state when it comes to gender and is one of my favorite things about this place! In Alaska, we womenfolk are welcomed (perhaps, even expected) on outdoor adventures. We chop and carry firewood. If we live in dry cabins, we haul water. We hunt, fish, hike and get dirty!  Nobody questions our physical fortitude, we are equal partners in these parts.

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