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…
There are plenty of ways to get out and explore the wilderness surrounding Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge — from horseback to bush plane, raft, ATV or even covered wagon. But the great thing about being in the midst of 146 acres of land inside Denali State Park is that…Read More
If you thought the views couldn’t get any better on the Kenai Peninsula, gain an additional five feet or so and enjoy the sights on horseback. The clicking of hooves against the dirt, the distinct musk of mane; it’s all very wild north, the way Alaska should be explored. Aside…Read More
Even if you don’t blink between Mileposts 101 and 106 of the Richardson Highway, you could pass by Copper Center and not even see it. That’s because — quite simply — the road was moved. In 1988, the Richardson Highway was straightened, bypassing the loop of the now Old Richardson…Read More
The derivation of many Alaska towns belongs to gold. And with the fantasy of fortune in the 1800s, came waves of adventurers, dreamers and lots of schemers, leaving behind a legacy of captivating tales. But before the time of Soapy Smith and Joe Juneau, it all began in a picturesque…
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…
Denali, Mount McKinley, The Great One. There’s no shortage of terms Alaskans use to refer to the tallest mountain in North America and its surrounding six million acres. But if you want to talk location, when you visit Denali National Park and Preserve, you’re not staying in Denali…Read More
Today's white board update at the Ranger Desk at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge You can’t quite see the mountain climbers from the great room at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, but the view of the mountain is pretty spectacular.
Activity of the week: Four-wheeling through history The term “up before sunrise” isn’t even applicable in Alaska, with the sun hanging over the mountains for most of the night, only teasing darkness. But getting up early while staying at the McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge is not for nothing, as you’ll…Read More
“Weekend at Base Camp” is a blog series that shares how you can plan a weekend escape full of adventures to enjoy our Alaska-sized backyard.