Explore the Kenai

Tight Lines

It turns out there are over 9,000 steps to taking your first Alaska hike.

03/23/2017 - 21:59
The other day, I looked in the mirror and saw a man who isn’t the same fishing nut he was...
 
02/16/2017 - 21:31
As I navigated the icy roads through Turnagain Pass a couple weeks ago in a borrowed car filled...
 
02/16/2017 - 21:31
Author’s note: This column first appeared in the Clarion on Nov. 29, 2002. I’ve edited...
 
02/15/2017 - 21:52
Ice fishing may be at its peak right now, and there are always a handful of hardy fly fishers...
 

Columns

 
01/19/2017 - 22:56
Every person has a bucket list to be marked off when they come to this beautiful land. Our list has...
 
01/19/2017 - 22:57
Hi. My name is Les, and I’m a puker...
 
01/12/2017 - 22:29
Sometimes one thing leads to another. It was in fall 2012 as the Alaska Department of Fish...
 
09/15/2016 - 17:56
Fall caught me by surprise this week. One day, it was summer. The next day held that chilly...
 

Information & How-To

01/16/2015 - 00:28
If fishing is on your Alaska “to-do” list, but you need a few tips, this is for you. Guides An easy...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:29
1. Where can I get a fishing license? It’s easiest to purchase your fishing license after you...
 
12/16/2014 - 07:54
While salmon and trout fishing on the Kenai River is what brings anglers from all over the world to...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:36
Lower Kenai River Great stretches of the Kenai River are open to the public for bank fishing, but...
 
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01/01/2012 - 02:00
1. Place dressed fish with belly toward you. With a very sharp knife, cut through flesh from end of...
 
01/01/2012 - 02:00
"How To Identify Salmon, Trout and Other Species Found in Alaska" Images and Information © Alaska...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:27
Anchor Point Anchor River State Rec. Area (907) 522-8368 bit.ly/AnchorRec Camping: $10 / night, $5...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:45
The hiking and biking trails of the Kenai Peninsula offer access to many exquisite natural habitats...
 
12/16/2014 - 10:37
With moose wandering through residential neighborhoods, migratory birds stopping by on their way...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:45
In Alaska, bears — black and brown — can be anywhere, and residents and tourists alike should keep...
 
01/02/2012 - 12:11
Of the many recreational opportunities on the Kenai Peninsula, few rival the memories and fun that...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:25
The phrase "Ring of Fire" sounds as if it belongs in a Tolkien epic, but on the Kenai Peninsula...
 
01/03/2012 - 10:24
There’s adventure and beauty in the wild country, but also an element of risk. Snow avalanches,...
 

Activities

03/23/2017 - 21:59
Mountain goats are found throughout the Kenai Mountains, including lands managed by the Kenai...
 
03/15/2017 - 21:08
My timing may not have been the best. I’d arrived just as a bevy of tour operators, in a...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:30
Go-cart racing The Go-Kart Race Track, 4487 Sterling Highway, Soldotna, 907-262-1562. Disc Golf...
 
01/16/2015 - 00:38
Oilers Baseball The city of Kenai is home to the collegiate baseball team the Peninsula Oilers...
 
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Recipes

09/08/2015 - 17:44
Over the years, I’ve happily stayed with one basic formula for making baked caramel custard. And,...
 
09/08/2015 - 17:45
My mom made wonderful homemade tomato soup. I think this in one of the lost recipes. She canned...
 
08/11/2015 - 17:19
1996 Boulder Colorado My Trip with Bernie to Denver This is the last in a series of my trips to...
 
06/26/2014 - 19:01
I was in the Air Force, stationed near Oxnard, California in the late 1950s, when I discovered the...
 
01/01/2012 - 02:00
Submitted by: Evy Gebhardt 1 lb. halibut cut into small cubes Saute halibut in 1 Tbsp butter,...