Homemade gifts hold a certain charm. For me, that appeal doubles when the gift comes from the outdoors. I’ll take jarred pickled or smoked salmon, preserved berries, devil’s club salves, a pie made with rhubarb from the garden — you really can’t go wrong with that personal touch and bit of extra effort that come with a homemade, grown or foraged memento.

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An Outdoor View: When I went fishing

(Author’s note: This column, about springtime fishing for king salmon and halibut in Cook Inlet, first appeared in the Clarion on May 17, 2002. Dennis... Read more