EXXON VALDEZ OIL SPILL – 25TH ANNIVERSARY

I avoid politics on my Home Page like the plague. But not today. Not today of all days. I’m not sure if anyone gets it. I drive through Thompson Pass and check out dozens of mechanized skiers who are burning fuel as if there had never been an oil spill that devastated this region. Back then global warming wasn’t even […]

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Porters of Nepal

It’s a burden to carry a pack and gear while ski touring. My guide pack alone weighs about twenty-five pounds and along with my skis, skins and clothes, the weight adds up. But even though backcountry skiing requires some heavy lifting, the slow and quiet human-powered mountain travel has given me rewards beyond description. Here in Alaska, I’ve seen how […]

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