Archive of: Mountain Echoes

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Alaska Flag Song stirs powerful emotions April Issue 2 2012

Alaska Flag Song stirs powerful emotions

The first two lines of the Alaska Flag Song: Bold, evocative, an invitation to listen, to explore.

Scores of Alaskans turn out for celestial light show March Issue 5 2012

Scores of Alaskans turn out for celestial light show

The evening of March 8, a Thursday, was nothing short of a celestial extravaganza. A full moon vied with the aurora borealis to create a spectacular light show across the skies, while Venus and Jupiter played tag as they crouched above the western horizon.

Snowmachine trails provide backcountry access March Issue 4 2012

Snowmachine trails provide backcountry access

I don’t get into arguments over trail use by outdoor recreationists, because I feel there is room in Alaska for everyone — snowmachiners, cross-country skiers, snowshoers, dog sledders, hikers, mountain bikers, etc.

Rain-soaked in Hawaii — making the best of it March Issue 3 2012

Rain-soaked in Hawaii — making the best of it

On the Hawaiian island of Kauai three weeks ago, the rain was coming down in buckets, turning small streams into raging torrents, causing mudslides and flooding that closed roads and schools.

Alaska – a place of firsts March Issue 2 2012

Alaska – a place of firsts

Alaska is such a unique place that it isn’t difficult to compile a list of firsts...

It’s important to connect with the child within March Issue 1 2012

It’s important to connect with the child within

One of the most poignant Twilight Zone episodes I ever saw on television was the one set at a home for senior citizens.

Hypothetical “Moneyball” sequel would offer pay parity February Issue 4 2012

Hypothetical “Moneyball” sequel would offer pay parity

I want to be in movies. I was thinking about a sequel to the recent motion picture, “Moneyball.” I would call it “Moneycall.”

Who wants to retire? It’s too difficult February Issue 3 2012

Who wants to retire? It’s too difficult

I used to think people postponed retirement and worked longer than they needed to because they wanted to make more money or they wanted to have something to do to feel useful.

More strange experiences in the Great Outdoors February Issue 2 2012

More strange experiences in the Great Outdoors

In our weekly forays we’ve covered embarrassing moments in the Great Outdoors, bungles and blunders, low-pitched humming sounds and even unusual objects that have fallen from the sky.

Things that are a complete waste of time February Issue 1 2012

Things that are a complete waste of time

You’ve heard one of the definitions of insanity: to do the same thing over and over and expect a different result. For that reason and the fact time is a precious commodity, I’ve come up with a list of thoughts and deeds that I believe are a complete waste of time.