Reaching the top of Mount Baldy on a Sunday afternoon, a group of children posed for a photo alongside the American flag posted there and then promptly asked a chaperoning mother/iPhone photographer what was on the menu.
The Inside the Slide Trail lies within the maze of social trails at Earthquake Park. It’s a half-mile long and just freshened up by Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) with 10 new interpretive signs explaining the impact of the 1964 earthquake on that part of west Anchorage, especially the massive earth slide that stretched for about a mile.
While Alaska doesn’t have a specific model for outdoor education beyond the realm of field trips during the school year, a statewide collection of nature centers and outdoor-themed facilities strive to reach both resident and visiting families.Erin Kirkland
Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.
Some diners judge an eatery by the quality of the view. By that standard, the GoldStar Dining Room, aka the dining car on the Alaska Railroad, must be one of the finest restaurants on the planet, at least for those who are willing to forgo an extended menu for the sake of the scenery.Mike Dunham