Outdoors

It had been a grueling though breathtakingly beautiful afternoon, skiing, breaking trail for nearly six hours in order to reach a remote Kenai National Wildlife Refuge cabin. Though I awoke the next morning slightly sore from hauling a sled piled high with gear, it was too glorious a day not to partake in a leisurely New Year’s ski. It would also, I hoped, free my tight joints and loosen those overworked muscles. Heading back to the cabin I heard something break the silence — the muffled drone of a low flying plane as it made its way over a ridge and began scouting the lake.

This Week’s Circular

 

Fishing

Memorial Day weekend promises sun, Lower Peninsula fishing

Memorial Day weekend will likely bring a wash of fishermen down to the Kenai Peninsula with school out, predicted temperatures in the 60s and the... Read more

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.... Read more