BOISE, Idaho (AP) - I used to think winter mountain biking was a stunt you did once to say you've done it. That was before I learned to enjoy the unique feel of frozen trails, and I am rarely alone out there.
Last week I actually lost sleep in excitement over receipt of our first set of "next-generation sequencing" data, our latest step in a years-long effort to overcome the taxonomic impediment. Yes, I am pretty nerdy, but this is my bread and butter.
For years, I railed against subsistence fishing in the Kenai. I dreaded that it would mean gill nets in the river. I feared that it would be a federally enforced source of bitter divisiveness among local residents.
NEW YORK - A big, bad pair of hiking boots and the bloody hurt they inflicted on Cheryl Strayed's feet were co-stars in her book "Wild," as they were for Reese Witherspoon in the popular movie adaptation that earned the actress an Oscar nomination.
Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on May 23, 2003.
For years, most anglers fished for halibut in Southcentral waters with the same bait and technique: a chunk of herring on either a "c" hook or a "j" hook, fished on the bottom.
ANCHORAGE (AP) - Alaska State Troopers are looking for your selfies - those ubiquitous self-portraits, usually snapped with smartphone cameras, that make up countless Facebook profile pictures and online avatars.
If you're staying indoors a lot this winter, here are some ideas for staving off cabin fever. The best times and places, as well as the best guides, lodges and cabins, usually are booked months in advance. Plan carefully, but book your trips now.