alaska: skagway

Skagway was great. It was an early docking, and we only had an afternoon excursion – next time back we will definitely make a trip to both the Slide Cemetery and Jewell Gardens – and it was the only day where I almost felt we had enough time. We did go dog-sledding in Skagway, though,…

alaska: landscapes and nature

When asked once what she believed in, she had replied with perfect honesty, “The earth.” She did, she believed in its ability to nurture her, to sustain her, to challenge her; she believed in its ability to bury her in the end.– Dana Stabenow, “Midnight Come Again”

alaska: dog sledding

“Something else I’ve always wondered,” Kate pursued, “why is it that when Rick Swenson mushes into a blizzard to win the Iditarod he’s fearless and heroic, but when Libby Riddles does the same thing she’s reckless and foolhardy?” – Dana Stabenow, A Cold-Blooded Business The one thing Trav wanted to do on our trip –…