Skiing Alaska’s Independence Mine State Park With Kids

Bluebird skies greeted us as a winter sunrise finally made its way over Pioneer Peak in Southcentral Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley. After days and days of cloudy, warmish gloom, below-Zero temperatures and a peach of a day were at our fingertips, and I wasn’t going to waste a second. With snow levels still on the low […]

Celebrate Independence Day at Alaska’s Independence Mine State Park

With a name fitting the holiday, the Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Valley’s Independence Mine State Historical Park is a wonderful place to spend the 4th of July. Families, especially, will enjoy the combination of great views, safe spaces, and a bit of a history lesson, too. Located near the top of Hatcher Pass, among the blooming wildflowers […]