Midnight Sun Run, By Joe Sackinger


As a life long Alaskan (39 years), there were a lot of things that I had yet to accomplish. One of these was running a 10k race on June 21st, the longest day of the year. The 10k race held on the summer solstice is called the Midnight Sun Run.

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Denali National Park View


I had the opportunity to spend two days in Denali National Park last week and I took a few scenic photos. Check out the view from approximately 47 miles in on the Park Road. Denali Park Along the way, we saw one moose, one grizzly bear, 7 dall sheep,…

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World Beard & Moustache Championships this weekend


Princess Lodges invites participants and fans of the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Championships to visit Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge located in the heart of the Kenai Peninsula on a bluff above the beautiful Kenai River. This region is known as “Alaska’s Playground” and many local Alaskans make the short…

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Why I Came and Never Left


I came to Alaska in 2004 to work for the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. I packed up my necessities and drove North to Alaska, with my Dad as my copilot we left Montana in the rear view mirror. When we reached Alaska, my Dad flew home from Anchorage and…

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Kenai River Fishing from Year to Year


Alaska is a mysterious and ever changing place. I have spent the last six summers on the Kenai Peninsula where Kenai Princess Lodge is located. One summer we caught so many red, pink and silver salmon that we were literally exhausted from hauling them in. Some summers the fish are…

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The Little in the Big


When you first come to Alaska, it’s easy to fall in love with the big things: mountains, rivers, 20 hours of daylight … but it takes a little longer to learn and love all those little that make Alaska so fantastic. One of those on my list has got to…

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