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Pterodactyls of “Kane”: When film criticism doesn’t matter

If Hollywood knew the secret for making a perfect movie, every movie would be “Citizen Kane.” Or perhaps I should say “Vertigo,” which has displaced “Kane” from its position as the official “best movie ever made” after five decades on top of the Sight & Sound survey. How could the mighty have fallen so low (to second place)? […]

Lower Russian Lake

Lower Russian Lake

My day on the trail to Lower Russian Lake was a glorious day, a day to forget all the previous overcast days and shove winter back in its dark winter cabinet until next year. It was a day where you couldn’t decide where to look, to the mountains cradling the azure lake, the late melting […]

McHugh Lake Trail

McHugh Lake Trail

You might have to stow this hike in your to-do files for next summer unless you want to wax up your skis or buckle on your snowshoes. If you want a challenging hike, the route to McHugh Lake will raise your heart rate as you climb the first three miles of this seven-mile hike. Park […]

Johnson Trail

The landscape above Turnagain Arm is the first snow-free area making the Johnson Trail the hardcore hikers first spring trip. What they might not know is that Johnson trail is one of the best all-season trails around Anchorage. Even mid-winter the trail is packed by snowshoers and frequent hikers. The next few weeks is the […]

Spencer Loop: Home of the best park bench in Anchorage

Campbell Airstrip, Far North Bicentennial Park, the Hillside Trail system, the old military reservation, whatever you want to call it, these 4,000-plus acres have great marked trails most with maps posted at the trailheads, which makes it easy to see where you are and where you’re going. It’s right in town so you can schedule […]

Long Lake via Williwaw Lakes, Walrus Lake

Long Lake via Williwaw Lakes, Walrus Lake

Fall whispered into my ear as July turned to August and now I’m desperate to cram the rest of the summer into the remaining six weeks. I turned to a map of the Chugach National Forest and the longer I studied it, the more interesting hikes I could see, stretching from Eklutna Lake beyond Girdwood. […]

Hiking the Chilkoot Trail

Hiking the Chilkoot Trail

My fifth-grade teacher gave me a book about the Gold Rush and in it was the classic wintertime photo that showed an endless string of prospectors carrying packs the size of pianos trudging up the Chilkoot Pass. I couldn’t wrap my mind around a journey that perilous, especially with 100 pounds of gear strapped to […]

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