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Author's note: This column first appeared in the Clarion 23 years ago. I've edited it for brevity. Sunday, May 16, 1993 It's 9 p.m., and Ed Marsters and I have just finished pitching camp on the beach at Whiskey Gulch.

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 5:49pm

A mile is a relatively short walk - until one has to walk it after a severe accident. Teeming with lakes and trails and overlapping with the Chugach National Forest and Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, the Kenai Peninsula is a hiker's dream playground.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:42pm

On "Chopped," the Food Network TV show where four chefs battle to see who is best, salmon often plays a part.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:42pm

Marge Mullen, a delightful 95-year-old homesteader still going strong in Soldotna, has a very unique relationship with the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. She alone has known the Refuge for 69 of its 75 years of existence.

Thu, 05/05/2016 - 5:43pm

A winter trip to the "Isle of Enchantment," Puerto Rico, left me feeling sorry for many of my houseplants back home. The effects of steam-bath conditions there were dramatic.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:04pm

As a child I could often be found poking around in water bodies of any size fascinated by the myriad of strange invertebrates frantically going about their brief lives.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:05pm

Editor's note: The last of a series of three columns about wild lands in Alaska.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:04pm

EVEREST BASE CAMP, Nepal - We reach Everest Base Camp on a sunny but chilly afternoon, after an eight-day trek that stretched our physical and mental limits.

Thu, 04/28/2016 - 5:04pm

Today is Earth Day! It's celebrated every April 22, the first time in 1970 by 20 million Americans. When Earth Day went global in 1990, 200 million people from 141 countries celebrated.

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:38pm

As I mentioned in this column last week, I like the fact most of Alaska's lands are owned by the public. It's certainly better than the alternative.

Thu, 04/21/2016 - 4:38pm


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