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 […]

National Parks Week in Alaska: Two accessible parks for families

This has been a difficult week. It is hard to make sense out of the nonsensical, and during times like these, I find myself heading outdoors to the solace of our Alaska wilderness. There, where life is no less dramatic but far less tragically so on a human level, I seek balance. It might be […]