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Betsy Fischer
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How I Got My PFD One Day Early
Every time I looked at the weather forecast, I had to rub my eyes. The rain followed by showers followed by more rain was easy to believe. But what was this sunny weather predicted in the middle of the week? At one point the forecaster was bold enough to ca...
Every time I looked at the weather forecast, I had to rub my eyes. The rain followed by showers followed by more rain was easy to believe. But what was this sunny weather predicted in the middle of the week? At one point the ...
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A Real Juneau Hiker
Ancient corduroy along an old section of the Windfall Lake - Montana Creek trail Most of the low lying trails around Juneau involve hiking
out and back. We are surrounded by saltwater on one side and the Juneau
Icefield on the other, with glacier carved val...
Ancient corduroy along an old section of the Windfall Lake - Montana Creek trail Most of the low lying trails around Juneau involve hiking out and back. We are surrounded by saltwater on one side and the Juneau Icefield on th...
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After a little over three hours of steady hiking we were just below the summit of Mt. McGinnis, but the only way we knew that was from the elevation reading on my GPS watch. The fog was so thick that all we could do was focus...
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Back in the early 1970’s, a girlfriend and I decided to try and climb Mt. Bullard, which is the first big mountain to the right side of the glacier as you are looking from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. We went up the...
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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher Even a short hike on a Sunday afternoon can be wonderful  Six years and two months ago, I was out for a sunny afternoon bike ride when a ...
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Miles of white sand beach are deserted at this time of year Every October for the past 14 years, Scott and I travel to a quiet island in the southern Bahamas for a little sun and relaxation. Scott is an avid fly fisherman, I...
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Hiking the trail from Windfall Lake to Montana Creek
Ancient corduroy along an old section of the Windfall Lake - Montana Creek trail Most of the low lying trails around Juneau involve hiking out and back. We are surrounded by saltwater on one side and the Juneau Icefield on th...
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On the summit of Mt. Roberts, looking back at Mt. Gastineau My favorite hiking partner, Scott (who also happens to be my husband), was going to be out of town for a week and the summer weather was finally looking like it mig...
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Back in the early 1970’s, a girlfriend and I decided to try and climb Mt. Bullard, which is the first big mountain to the right side of the glacier as you are looking from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center. We went up the...
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It all started innocently enough. The weather forecast was perfect and Scott and I had the day off together, so we decided to go for a hike up Blackerby Ridge. If we started early enough, we could easily get up Cairn Peak and...
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There is a special place up on an alpine ridge above Granite Creek basin. When I sit there, I feel as if I am at the center of the world. I can look around and see two of my favorite ridge hikes – the Gastineau-Roberts-Sheep ...
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Scott and I had just returned from our annual fall vacation a few days early (see my previous blog for that story). So we found ourselves with a free weekend and the tail end of a rare October cycle of clear, cold weather. F...
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