Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station: Denali’s climbing headquarters

Climbing Denali is a big deal. Of course it is, because figuring out logistics for North America’s highest peak is nearly as complicated as the skills required to scale the 20,310-foot monolith of Denali National Park. One doesn’t even start climbing Denali IN the park. Beginning, you see, is accomplished in the small town of […]

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 […]

Yahoo, MatSu! Alaska’s Matanuska-Susitna Valley Worth a Stop

Welcome to Travel Tuesday and another stop along the beautiful byways of Alaska. In honor of our Alaska Travelgram Show guest, Casey Ressler from the MatSu Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, we’re going to sing a few praises for this huge region of outdoor recreation just north of Anchorage. I’ll admit it <raising hand>, I have […]

Weekend Winners in Alaska: Hiking, Birding, and Happy Families

The weekend has arrived, let the happy dancing commence! Welcome to our weekly roundup of Family Fun in Alaska, brought to you by Alaska Center for Pediatrics, caring for kiddos since 1982. Every day the AKontheGO email-box (togoak@gmail.com) is filling up with suggestions, events, and information crucial to outdoor fam fun. While our Calendar of […]

Anchorage and Mat-Su Memorial Day Events

Today is not really about barbeques and mowing the lawn. It’s not really about camping trips or even fishing. Memorial Day was designated over a hundred years ago to recognize and remember fallen veterans. While most of us do mark Memorial weekend as the unofficial beginning of summer, it might do us well to also […]