SPENCER GLACIER – The April sun was bright in the Placer River valley east of Alaska’s largest city on Tuesday making the air feel warmer and the wilderness friendlier than the 27-degree […]
Alone in the wild
The man seemingly unable to resist the call of that great “White Silence” of which the author Jack London long ago wrote was alone on the trail into the tiny community of […]
The tough guy
Update: Dick Wilmarth passed away on March 21 surrounded by family. He joined a growing list of other legendary Iditarod mushers forever, as it has been said of Joe Redington, “on the […]
Colder than Mars
Livengood, Alaska – pronounced lie-ven-good – wasn’t living so good on Thursday. At 9:20 that morning, the temperature was 57 degrees below zero, and sunrise was still about an hour away.