NORTH CONWAY, N.H. - Allison Willette's first few skiing lessons left her with a sore butt and aching knees but not a lot of skills. But one day's worth of terrain-based learning made all the difference.
There are 1,786 plant and animal species known on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. That's extraordinary biodiversity for this latitude with perhaps another 3,000 species, by my estimation, yet to be found.
Like your first kiss, you never forget your first king salmon.
I was born in 1937, and raised in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, within walking distance of the Skagit River.
In the 1930s, the Skagit became world famous for its large king salmon.
PARADISE, Wash. (AP) - It seems simple enough: strap, stand, step - one foot in front of the other.
But synchronizing your steps atop snowshoes is an art - one that was practiced well before its rise in popularity as a winter recreation.
This unprecedented warm spell has us all thinking about climate, and the dramatic effects abnormal temperatures have on our seasonal expectations. Favorite winter activities have been curtailed by the warm, wet weather hunched over the region.