Why Moose’d I Be Careful?

Why Moose’d I Be Careful?

When you live in Alaska, a lot of people have preconceived notions of what your life must be like--I suppose like any well-known region, they believe what they see about it on television, or they assume things based on widely distributed ideas or misinterpreted facts. I feel it's incredibly important to try and get these facts right, so maybe I have a chance to straighten things up one post at a time. Moose (Alces alces), as they are known in North America--they're called Elk in Europe--are the largest member of the deer family. They're even bigger in the Alaskan and Yukon regions, ranging from 800 lbs. (small adult female) to 1,600 lbs. (large adult male) and reaching nearly six feet in height. Suffice it to say, these animals although beautiful and majestic are not something that you want to run into in the middle of the night on your way to the outhouse.

The Silver in Valdez

The Silver in Valdez

Sometimes the most valuable things in life aren't things at all, instead they're the experiences that can change your perspective on life and bring you closer to those you care about.

No–I Don’t Live Off-Grid

No–I Don’t Live Off-Grid

What does it mean to live off-grid? Some may be surprised to realize their idea of "off-grid" is more than just poor cell service, or a lack of running water.

Killing Ourselves to Live in the Last Frontier

Killing Ourselves to Live in the Last Frontier

I live in a place where the dark winter sky sings with stars, where the lights come out to play and dance in the cold, but the beauty of the last frontier is not always enough to warm a troubled heart.

Once a Cheechako, Now a Sourdough

Once a Cheechako, Now a Sourdough

Moving from California to Alaska was a huge culture shock, but not one that wasn't easily overcome. It's easy to transition to a new way of life if it's something you've wanted you're entire life.