Alaska Outdoors

Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Liam Godfrey-Jolicoeur, left, and Jake Dombek, talk at Harris Harbor on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2019, about their nearly two-month long trip up the Inside Passage by canoe. Both are orginally from Vermont used the trip to raise money and bring awareness to environmental causes. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Icelandic glaciologist feels a weighty responsibility

Icelanders will soon install a plaque they hope people will read, long after those who bolted it to a mountain are dead. Near a withering… Continue reading

When a place isn’t just a place

I saw a dude reading Jack London at a coffee shop in Juneau.

Why are Juneau’s hemlock trees turning brown? This one insect is to blame.

This insect is vastly changing the appearance of some hemlocks in town.

Dragons of summer now on the hunt

They’re basically bush pilots.

A merganser hen and ducklings hang out together near the Mendenhall Glacier on July 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Steven Hamilton)

Ducks, sundews and sunny day observations

On a hot, sunny day, I sat with some friends on a big log, looking across Berners Bay toward Lion’s Head.

A merganser hen and ducklings hang out together near the Mendenhall Glacier on July 7, 2019. (Courtesy Photo | Steven Hamilton)

Small jokulhlaup crests lower than expected

This one didn’t pack the punch of past Juneau jökulhlaups.

Hawaiian students on cultural exchange help Trail Mix

Students from Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii, traveled to Juneau.

Record warm water blamed for salmon deaths

Record-high temperatures in Alaska are believed to be the cause of salmon deaths in the western part of the state.

The thin line between Alaska and Canada

Alaska’s border with Canada is one of the great feats of wilderness surveying.

The big ‘What If…’

A good river is productive enough to make you happy, yet still challenging enough to frustrate you.

PHOTOS: Bald eagles feast near DIPAC

Young eagles get their first taste of fish.

The Importance of Sustainable Whale Watching in Juneau

For whale watching to remain a viable industry, we need to ensure it’s sustainable for the whales.

The science behind geothermal springs

Alaska has its share of geothermal sites — at least 79 of them.