Fungi and the Forest Floor

Mushrooms: Cluster of mushrooms on forest floor Not quite a plant, mushrooms belong in their own family: fungus. In fact, mushrooms are more common to animals than they are to plants! Fungi grow all over the world and come and many shapes and sizes. Mushrooms are the result of the spores of a fungi fruiting. They come in all shapes and sizes in all sorts of ecological environments, but [...]

Alaska State Parks: South Central Region

Alaska is well known for its stunning natural beauty and boasts eight National Parks across the state. In addition to these national parks and preserves, Alaska has an abundance of State Parks scattered across the state as well. Now, I understand that 'State Park' might not have the same ring as 'National Park'. You don't want to overlook these state parks during your next trip. Being as big as it is, [...]

Being an Alaskan Intern

Profession in the Outdoors Each year more and more people are finding their way back to the great outdoors. Many go to adventure and explore the wilderness. And, they make the most out of whatever free time they can scramble together. Some may catch the outdoor bug on a thru hike or a vacation near wild lands. Seemingly unable to forget the relationship they have come to create. But what leads [...]

Hiking Gunsight

  The terrain up Sheep Mountain is both rocky and plush An Alpine Start A midsummer day lead to the start of an abrupt and unexpected adventure, hiking to the peak of Gunsight Mountain. The curator of this event, our locally seasoned owner/operator/mentor of our outdoor company, Don Wray reached out to me. He handed myself and two other Apprentice Guides a sheet of paper. Further, the paper informed [...]

Alaska Day Hike Preparation

Alaska Day Hikes: What You Need to Know Hiking in Alaska often means finding snow in the early summer. Make sure to wear the proper footwear and consider gaiters for hikes that may have deeper snow on the trail. Day hikes are a classic adventure here in Alaska. Weekend and longer trips can be intimidating and are usually large time commitments. Getting outside for the day is something anyone [...]

2021-06-25T20:54:10-07:00By |Alaska Gear, Alaska Preparation, Day Hiking, Hiking|
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