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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 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...
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...
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...
'Snow bike' one way to enjoy winter

...another fat-bike fan, said, "The handling is phenomenal. You get maximum traction."That makes them popular on sandy beaches as well as snow.DeLong admits, "When it first came out, I remember thinking, 'Who would buy that?'"He even...
Refuge Notebook: Wilderness through a refuge intern's eyes

...acres. Glaciers sculpted the BWCAW and left behind lakes and rivers interspersed with islands, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches. Sound rather familiar? It should. The BWCAW and the local Swanson River and Swan Lake Canoe Trail Systems are two...

...base of 7,600-foot Selkirk Mountain peaks, is an easy paddle.Canoeists and kayakers launch from the white, sandy beaches of the Lionhead unit of Priest Lake State Park and paddle about a half-mile across the large lake.Morning is the...
Horsing around: Spring the perfect season for riding on beaches

Imagine galloping along a sandy beach, splashing in and out of the water -- an image right out of "The Black Stallion," or perhaps some romantic travel getaway...
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...


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