Subzero temperatures and a blanket of snow can make the Kenai landscape appear to be biologically quiet during the winter, aside from highlights such as the appearance of animal tracks across a frozen lake, or the swoop of an owl in the trees.
Author's note: In yet another attempt to teach readers about fish and fishing while they enjoy a steamy romance novel, here's another chapter in the lives of hunky river ranger Rod and scrumptious Kenai River guide Jenna.
LOS ANGELES - The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study suggests - so early that dinosaurs might have roamed near this natural wonder.
It's minus 20 degrees outside the kitchen and the garbage bin is full of food waste. Composting the scraps outside would likely lead to icicles. So what's the solution, aside from the trash can? Worms.
As winter approaches and the airplanes are changed over from floats to skis, I'd like to pass on a lesson learned last winter while flying over the Kenai. Will Rogers said, "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Oct. 18, 2002. My attitude toward tent camping has not changed in the past 10 years. LP
It's not without good reason that I clearly remember every time I've camped in a tent.