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The evanescent Iditarod Trail

The evanescent Iditarod Trail

2018-10-21

Somewhere at latitude 63.87N on the shores of the Bering Strait, a practicable 80-mile long valley connects Alaska’s western shores with the Interior, between coastal mountains. Used by humans and animals for thousands of years, we know it today as the Kaltag portage. It is one of the better used portions of the heterogeneous Iditarod […]

Night Flight

Night Flight

2018-05-09

Flying at night in a small plane at low altitudes is not unlike night scuba dives: floating in three dimensions in a moving and invisible fluid, with no reference. In the air, you can travel hundreds of miles across mountains, oceans, and plains. When there are clouds below you, cities project an orange splendor through […]

My Iditarod Tribe

My Iditarod Tribe

2018-04-16

About 20 days into the Iditarod Trail, I was 70 miles up the Yukon River and looking forward to exiting its 120-mile remote stretch. The winds down the river can be strong; combined with low temperatures, wind chill can overwhelm the best intentions and equipment. Sure enough, on the second day the wind rose as […]

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Neptune Mountaineering

July 21, 2016

Neptune Mountaineering