Eagle River Nature Center Offers Self-Guided Opportunities This Summer

Nestled in a secluded valley, shadowed by craggy peaks of Chugach State Park, Eagle River Nature Center is a quiet reminder of Alaska’s access to wilderness. Originally a public visitor center for the park until budget crises led a group of dedicated fans to establish a non-profit to turn things around, ERNC (as it’s affectionately […]

Shoulder Season Bear Safety for Families

There is little doubt remaining that Earth has experienced warmer winters than anything previously recorded. With this notable change in temperature comes variable and sometimes confusing behavior patterns of the planet’s creatures, and in Alaska, that means everything from birds to bears could reappear from migration or hibernation earlier than usual, or, not hibernate at […]

Guided Alaska Hikes and Walks

Most visitors arrive in Alaska with every intention of hiking at least one trail during their vacation. Hiking boots – check. Rain gear – check. Nerve – welllll, let’s just say Alaska’s wilderness can be a bit intimidating for the uninitiated. Not scary, mind you, just not exactly what some people expected, especially parents unfamiliar […]

Springtime Hikes Near Anchorage

Springtime in Alaska is a funky season. The days have begun to lengthen noticeably, and temperatures, while still chilly, have managed to warm up enough that outdoor activity often requires several layers to add or take off as the mercury goes up or down.  Spring also signals the arrival of early visitors to the 49th state, […]