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Gear has Come a Long Way in 20 Years

Gear has Come a Long Way in 20 Years

When I walked this same path 20 years ago, I averaged six miles each day. After a few weeks in 2017 of hiking the path of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, it seems easy to do 10 miles a day. Back then, sometimes my backpack weighed 60 pounds. I’m trying…

Lots of Quiet Time in the Big Lonely

Lots of Quiet Time in the Big Lonely

I walked around the chain-link fence of Pump Station 12 of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, apprehensive about the human encounter to come. It was time to send a weekly column. I needed a Wi-Fi signal or a cellular bar or two. I had walked more than a week through…

Governor Walker Discusses Alaska Opportunities with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Governor Walker Discusses Alaska Opportunities with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

FAIRBANKS—Governor Bill Walker Thursday discussed the importance of Alaska’s strategic geopolitical role in national security during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, emphasizing the strong need for a naval base in the Arctic. Secretary Tillerson introduced Governor Walker during the 10th Ministerial of the Arctic…

Mountains Full of Snow and Birds

Mountains Full of Snow and Birds

In the early going of my second hike across Alaska along the route of the Trans-Alaska pipeline, I…

First Steps from Valdez, in the Snow

First Steps from Valdez, in the Snow

PORT VALDEZ(May 4th)–We have launched on the pipeline hike version 2.0, 20 years after the first time. I’m…

Alaska Natives Look to Arctic Council to Preserve Pristine Region, Way of Life

Alaska Natives Look to Arctic Council to Preserve Pristine Region, Way of Life

FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — The foreign ministers of the eight Arctic Council nations will meet to discuss climate change this…

Murkowski, Sullivan to Attend Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks

Murkowski, Sullivan to Attend Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting in Fairbanks

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan released the following statement in advance of traveling…

Value of Snow is in the Trillions of Dollars

Value of Snow is in the Trillions of Dollars

The monetary impact of changes in snowfall due to climate change is likely in the trillions of dollars.…

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