Nick Jans writes that The Darkness, capitalized, is what defines winter in the far north. Combined with extreme cold, it can be soul-crushing.
We noticed a banner that said “Welcome to Arctic Village Spring Carnival.” Little did we know we had arrived just in time for an unforgettable celebration.
The Dalton Highway in September
Borealis Basecamp launches new offerings Three nights deep in the backcountry of the million-acre White Mountains National Recreation Area outside Fairbanks is a good example of a hard adventure. A soft adventure, says Adriel Butler, could be one hour riding a snowmachine through a powder field. Butler is the owner of Borealis Basecamp, which he aims to make the go-to resort in interior Alaska for those types of soft adventures. The cubes at Borealis Basecamp are spaced out to give guests more privacy. Borealis Basecamp opened in 2017 on a 100-acre parcel of forest 25 miles north of Fairbanks. It was open only during winter months and primarily a destination for aurora viewing. The team used time during the early months of the pandemic to plan new accommodations and adventures that launched in 2022. The basecamp is now open through the summer months and offers excursions like six-hour UTV rides…
11-year-old Ava Burrows lives in the remote community of Bettles, where she lives a mix of wilderness life and typical pre-teen American girl
Studying wood frogs requires first finding the tiny animals in the vast Arctic, then preserving their DNA while huddled in a tent.
Fifty Miles from Tomorrow is the memoir of Willie Hensley, one of the central figures in the long push for Alaska Native Rights.
All five mushers who were crowned champion of the Iditarod between 2017 and 2021 are competing in the 2022 race.
A book review of Fortune’s Distant Shores, which tells the tale of the short-lived and often forgotten Kotzebue gold rush.
Glenn and Joe Taylor, the brothers behind Taylor’s Gold-n-Stones in Fairbanks, are lifelong treasure hunters.