Michael Engelhard writes about what it’s like to hike up Skookum, an Alaskan volcano in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
Living and working in an Alaska lighthouse was a harrowing experience. The weather and loneliness drove some men mad.
People have swam, walked, and sailed across the Bering Strait, which separates Alaska and Russia with 56 miles of ocean.
Jellyfish are becoming more abundant in Alaska waters. They are a detriment to some. The owners of Ravencroft Lodge offer jelly dive tours.
Chugach Chocolates incorporate specialties rarely sold elsewhere: kelp, sourdough, birch-syrup toffee, and Prince William Sound sea salt.
Mammoth remains discovered in the Pribilof Islands may belong to what was the last mammoth alive in Alaska.
Laurence Irving was an accomplished scientist who studied how animals, including humans, responded physiologically to cold.
Alaska steambath culture predates Western contact. Steambaths were a place for healing. Many rural cabins still have saunas.
Chilkat blanket weaving is an important part of northwest coast culture. The stylized designs broadcast the wearer’s kin-group and social identity.
Rika Mouw is a Homer-based sculptor and studio jeweler whose work explores climate change, ocean acidification, and the connectivity of wild places.