Social Distancing Works For Bear Safety, Too

Exploring just about any section of Alaska outdoor spaces means there’s a chance to encounter a bear (or two). While we’ve all been focused on human-to-human interactions lately, thanks to COVID-19, it is important that Alaskans remain vigilant and brush up on their bear safety skills now that some restrictions have been lifted and the great […]

Fishing Alaska: 2019 is still hot for families

Historically, my fishing activities have looked something like this: Sit on dock (or launch canoe), set up fishing pole, bait hook, toss line, put feet up, wait. Catching? Sometimes.  I didn’t grow up slaying salmon with dipnets, or hang around creeks waiting for a pink to strike the spinner, and maybe the sort of excitement […]

Fishing Alaska With Kids

This story originally appeared in the Alaska Dispatch News 5/23/2017 I caught my first fish at Rocky Run Creek in Washington’s Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest when I was about 6 years old and camping with my family. It was a rainbow trout just over the 6-inch legal requirement, and I proudly carried it back to […]