Kenai Fjords National Park covers a thousand square miles and has precisely one mile of road. It leads to Exit Glacier and a chance to consider the realities of climate change in a stunning setting.
Alaska. The word evokes images of mountains and sea on a scale unknown in the lower 48. It was high time for a return visit.
Previous commitments kept Mr. Adventure and me close to home last weekend, but gorgeous weather beckoned. Luckily, there are plenty of lowland trails nearby that offer great midwinter hiking. We headed to the Chehalis River Discovery Trail, a 3.6-mile ramble along the river just below its confluence with the Skookumchuck River. The trail is adjacent to a working farm, and the Chehalis River Basin Land Trust has partnered with Lewis County and local schools to restore the river’s riparian habitat. It’s a favorite of birders, who’ve spotted more than 150 species spotted along the trail.
A book’s cover conveys a lot to readers, and I wanted to make sure we got it right. I think we succeeded.
California’s giant sequoias have been the object of fascination and commodification for nearly 200 years. Former park ranger Tweed traces their history In this comprehensive, engaging account.