Snow melt doesn’t mean hanging up the sled

03/30/2011

Did you miss out all the dogsled fun this winter? Well just because the snow is gone doesn’t mean the sport has gone cold. Head to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and go on a half-day tour to the Husky Homestead, run by Jeff King, four-time champion of…

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Activity of the Week: How to Command a Dog Team

07/23/2010

Dog sledding is the sport Alaska is famous for, and it hasn’t changed much over the last 4,000 years. Alaska Natives first used dog sledding as their main mode of transportation, but it wasn’t until the late 1890’s that it became a sport. The story many of us know already…

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Activity of the Week: Cast a line with plenty of elbow room

07/01/2010

Com-bat fish-ing ˈkäm-bat ˈfi-shiŋ : Alaskan phrase: to stand elbow to-elbow with fellow anglers in the hunt for the state’s most sought-after fish. While this kind of heart-pumping adrenaline rush is one way to fill the freezer — and have a blast in the process — combat fishing isn’t the…

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Weekend at Base Camp: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

05/18/2010

It’s not surprising that Alaska is home to the nation’s largest national park, but you might be surprised that, unlike Denali, many Alaskans have never even been there. Driving through miles of wilderness to the Copper River Valley towards Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is…

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