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What others say: Prepare for the worst

...wilderness. So many of us escape alone for a quick jaunt on the Perseverance Trail, a short hike out the rolling trails of Sandy Beach, or a work-break run up the Salmon Creek Trail. It's true many live in Juneau because amazing vistas are around...
Fairbanks newest beach to open in June

...recreation department, pointing out the tracks.But it won't be long before people can walk barefoot on the new, sandy beach at Tanana Lakes Recreation Area in south Fairbanks, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported.After almost seven...
Semi-Southeast Adventure: Paddling the Nisutlin River

...a crescendo and then falling, carrying for miles. One howl rose after another as we pulled onto a track-covered sandy beach. The deeper parts of bear prints filled with shadow as the sun stretched long down the river.The wolves were howling...
Pioneer Potluck: About Alaskan forest fires, part 2

...trying to calm Paul. We made it to the edge of the beach, bounced off the shelf that the tide had made and onto the sandy beach, turning, churning and spinning, throwing rocks and sand everywhere. We finally got to this small fishing shack...
New invention provides mobility for any ability

...or Gastineau Guiding dock reps, the real unveiling was at Southeast Alaska Independent Living's annual picnic at Sandy Beach on Saturday, where staff and clients of the organization got to test out the tiny fleet of trikes.People of all ages...
Refuge Notebook: Geologists determine age of Bluff Point Landslide

...slide mass.The full extent of the landslide can only be seen during an extreme minus-5-foot or lower tide, when a sandy beach is exposed beyond the slide boulder field. Many of the boulders exposed at low tide were transported to Bluff Point...
Pioneer Potluck: About being afraid of boats and big bodies of water

...July 20.Year 1969 on the beach of Nikishka Bay, Cook Inlet, Nikiski, AlaskaI thought I was safe and sound on the sandy beach of Cook Inlet. I always got the sideways glance from Gene and Betty about my comments, of never getting in a boat...
Nature's wind tunnel is the place for extreme windsurfing

...Doug's Beach, a popular takeoff point three miles east of Lyle. Dozens of windsurfers haul their gear down to the sandy beach, raise their brightly colored sails and nimbly twist, flip and skim across the water. ''This is the high-wind...
Cabo Dos Bahias: Where the penguins are

...where we had to vacate before 7:30 to avoid puma encounters, and a beautiful, mostly deserted campground on a wide sandy beach with a tidal range that reminded me of Cook Inlet. The water was about as cold, too. It felt so good to set up the...
Perils of Polly: Penguins, sea lions and dolphins, oh my

...relieved I could now see over the waves. We had about half hour to explore Isla Damas, and it was beautiful. The white sandy beach and aqua water was inviting, and many jumped in. I waded and turned my ankles bright red with the icy water. I shook...


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