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Ideas, info and adventure for active Alaskans.

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Ideas, info and adventure for active Alaskans.

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One of the best podcasts ever

Thanks for the AK content

By BothAlionas - Nov 01 2019
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Probably won’t make it back to AK, but love hearing about the variety of topics with good hosts

iTunes Ratings

33 Ratings
Average Ratings
27
1
3
2
0

Awesome bro

By mad pitcher - Apr 09 2020
Read more
One of the best podcasts ever

Thanks for the AK content

By BothAlionas - Nov 01 2019
Read more
Probably won’t make it back to AK, but love hearing about the variety of topics with good hosts
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Outdoor Explorer

Latest release on May 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Climbing Denali

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Photo: National Park Service

While most of us are storing our skis for the summer, the Denali climbing season is just beginning. Climbing rangers are putting in Kahiltna Base Camp and the first climbers are on the mountain, soon to be followed by 1000s of others. Join us for the next Outdoor Explorer as we talk with two veterans of Denali, climber Colby Coombs and Denali Ranger Melis Coady.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: Colby Coombs, owner of Alaska Mountaineering School.
  • Segment 2: Melis Coady, Denali Mountaineering ranger and Executive Director of the Alaska Avalanche School.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Apr 27 2019

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Rank #2: Hiking the Brooks Range

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As the climate changes so does the Alaskan landscape. During this summer of record heat Dr. Roman Dial hiked and packrafted from the Dalton Highway, aka “The Haul Road,” to Canada studying vegetative changes near and at treeline. Roman had a group of APU and Princeton students along to help out and learn along the way. Each week during their five week outing they called in via Satellite phone to share their experiences with Outdoor Explorer. Hiking the Brooks Range is a series of interviews starting before the trip, then three field interviews with the group. Tune in to learn what a research trip in the Brooks Range is like.

  • Julia Ditto and Ben Weissenbach count seedlings at an alpine treeline. Photo: Roman Dial.
  • Russell Wong descending into the Sheenjek Valley by Double Mountain. Photo: Roman Dial.
  • Russell Wong packrafting on the Junjik River. Photo: Roman Dial.
  • Julia Ditto paints an orchid while Duncan Wright plays the ukulele during a break along the East Fork of the Chandalar River. Photo: Roman Dial.
  • “Your Creek” painting by Julia Ditto.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

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BROADCAST: Thursday, September 5th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, September 5th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Aug 31 2019

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Rank #3: Wildlife and bear viewing

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  • Photo: Dave Bachrach
  • Photo: Drew Hamilton

Wildlife and Alaska are like apple pie and ice cream, it’s hard to imagine one without the other. Every year over a million people visit Alaska, most hoping to see glaciers, moose, caribou, wolves, lynx, rare birds, and bears. Alaskans also like recreation and their wildlife. According to a 2019 report by University of Alaska’s Center for Economic Development 81% of Alaskan’s participate in outdoor recreation, tied with Montana with the highest rate in the nation. The report also states that spending related to wildlife viewing in Alaska is over $2 billion, with over 5 million participation days every year. This week’s show features National Geographic writer Douglas Chadwick discussing his long history of observing and writing about wildlife around the world, including Alaska. The second half of the show focuses on bear viewing on the Alaska Peninsula, which has grown dramatically in the last ten years and faces many challenges.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Douglas Chadwick, author and National Geographic writer
  • Rachel James, Drew Hamilton, Dave Bachrach

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, November 7th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 7th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Nov 02 2019

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Rank #4: Salmon and Alaska

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Amy Gulick, Photographer/Author

Salmon are an iconic symbol of Alaska: plentiful and wild. On this week’s Outdoor Explorer we’ll being talking with Amy Gulick about her new book “The Salmon Way.” Amy spent time observing and living with commercial and sport salmon fishermen and women, and Alaska Natives. During this show she shares the lessons salmon, and those who rely on salmon, taught her. We also explore some of the challenges salmon face, both in their life-time and in the future.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Amy Gulick, an acclaimed nature photographer and writer. Her work has been featured in Outdoor Photographer, Audubon, Sierra, and other publications. 

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 27th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 27th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jun 22 2019

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Rank #5: LISTEN: Exploring the fascinating (and sometimes restricted) wild areas on Anchorage’s eastern border

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Brown bear captured on Scenic Foothills camera, courtesy of Donna Gail Shaw.

On the northeast side of Anchorage, nestled up against the base of the Chugach, is the neighborhood known as Scenic Foothills. Between Scenic Foothills and access to the Chugach is a swath of land that is an extension of Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, or JBER. Known by many names – the Tank Trails, the Bulldog Trail and even by the JBER area numbers – the backyard of Scenic Foothills and the playground of many in the Anchorage outdoor community has been increasingly restricted due to military training. This past summer, the main areas used by the Anchorage public were closed every day; accessing the north-end peaks of the front range of the Chugach became logistically impossible for most people. Join me and my guests, Karen Bronga and Donna Gail Shaw, as we chat about the history, the future, and the fascinating game cameras of the east-side border of Anchorage.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Karen Bronga and Donna Gail Shaw, Scenic Foothills Trail Users’ Group

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BROADCAST: Thursday, November 14th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, November 14th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Nov 13 2019

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Rank #6: Biking throughout Alaska

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Bicycling is a great way to get outside, get fit, meet people, and exercise your competitive juices. The number of trails, organizations, and biking events continue to grow in Alaska. This show will feature folks from Anchorage and Fairbanks sharing their passion for the sport. James Tempe and Eric Flanders with the Arctic Bike club and Team Kaladi will discuss events and tours in south central Alaska. Leisha Nolen talks about the biking life, one without a car. Finally Eve Rynish with the Fairbanks Cycling Club talks about biking opportunities and events in Fairbanks.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • James Tempte and Eric Flanders from biking in Anchorage
  • Leisha Nolen, living the no-car lifestyle
  • Eeve Rynish, biking in Fairbanks

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, July 11th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, July 11th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jul 08 2019

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Rank #7: Health, healing and the outdoors

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Mission Objective Outdoors Vice President Brian Leipold. (from Mission Objective Outdoors Facebook Page)

Most of us are aware of the physical benefits of being active, but what about our mental health? On the next Outdoor Explorer we will be talking to three people who use the outdoors and exercise for their health, but in very different ways. We talk about the role it plays in moving through the grieving process, its role in managing lifelong, chronic illnesses, and how it can improve mental health.

HOST: Martha Rosenstein

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: “Chronic illness and an active lifestyle.” Leslie Need.
  • Segment 2: “Grief and the healing power of nature.” Jean Moran.
  • Segment 3: “Exercise and mental health.” Sara Rottman.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, March 14th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 14th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Mar 11 2019

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Rank #8: LISTEN: Imagine hiking all the tallest summits of the Chugach Front Range in one trip. These people did it this year.

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  • Sophia Tidler, first solo woman. Photo: Sophia Tidler
  • Julianne Dickerson, Abby Jahn, and April McAnly, women’s record holders. Photo: Julianne Dickerson.
  • Sam Volk, second fastest known men’s time and latest in the season completion of the Linkup. Photo: Sam Volk
  • Annie Connelly, 21, youngest known person to complete the Linkup, and Keegan Crow, 22, youngest known man to complete the Linkup. Photo: Annie Connelly.

There are 12 summits over 5000 feet in the Chugach Front Range: Mount Williwaw, Temptation Peak, Tanaina Peak, The Ramp, Tikishla Peak, West Tanaina Peak, O’Malley Peak, Koktoya Peak, Hidden Peak, North Suicide Peak, Avalanche Mountain, and Suicide Peak. Any one of these peaks is a great destination for a day hike. Now imagine stringing them all together in just one outing. The Linkup, also known as Cosmic Integration in the Chugach Mountains, is between 36 – 45 miles with 18 – 21,000 vertical feet. Since legendary hiker Shawn Lyons first established the Chugach Front Linkup in 1990, there have been 17 known Linkups by 25 people. Five separate Linkups by 8 people happened just this year, an unprecedented number that produced 6 records. In the first segment today we’ll hear from Sophia Tidler, the first woman to solo the Linkup. Next up are Julianne Dickerson, April McAnly and Abby Jahn who intended to become the first women to complete the Linkup without a man but instead ended up breaking Sophia’s 3 week old time record. Finally, Lars Arneson will share his journey in taking 3 hours off the men’s record which was only set a year ago and was seen at the time as being near impossible to top.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Sophia Tidler: first solo woman
Segment 2: Julianne Dickerson, April McAnly and Abby Jahn: women’s record holders
Segment 3: Lars Arneson: men’s record holder

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, October 31st, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, October 31st, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Oct 26 2019

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Rank #9: Accessing Alaska’s rivers

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Eric Downey rowing. Photo: Cathy Hart

Les Gara Rafting

Spring is in the air and the river ice is thawing out. Whether rafting, canoeing, kayaking, or inner tubing, there are plenty of ways to access Alaska’s rivers without a motor. This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be speaking with Les Gara and Eric Downey about their experiences on Alaska’s rivers, and about how the rest of us can get out there and join them.

HOST: Adam Verrier

GUESTS:

  • Les Gara:  Represented downtown Anchorage as a representative in the Alaska Legislature for several terms. He likes going on rafting trips fishing.
  • Eric Downey: President of Knik Canoers and Kayakers (KCK) and teaches boating safety.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, April 25th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday,April 25th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Apr 19 2019

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Rank #10: Active vacations

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In 2017, Men’s Health named Anchorage the most adventurous city in the United States. We do love to adventure in our state with our friends. We also love to travel; why  not combine adventure, travel and friends into a vacation? On this week’s Outdoor Explorer we’ll be talking with avid swimmers, bikers and runners who combine their vacation with activity. And although we all love to spend some time on the beach doing nothing, there is no better way to see the world than through movement in the outdoors.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: Sarah Murray and Grant Gamblin from the Northern Lights Swim Club Adult Training Squad: Swimming in Croatia
  • Segment 2: Bill Fleming from Trek Bicycle Store of Anchorage: Biking Around the World
  • Segment 3: Jackie Minge and Jill Griffin: Running the Grand Circle Trailfest

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, February 28th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, February 28th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Feb 23 2019

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Rank #11: Hidden animals in Alaska

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  • Costa’s Hummingbird. Photo: Mr. Whitekeys
  • Anna’s Hummingbird. Photo: Mr. Whitekeys
  • Costa’s Hummingbird. Photo: Mr. Whitekeys
  • Otter in Campbell Creek. Photo: Laura Burzinski
  • Flying Squirrel. Photo: Barb Malchick

Alaska is known for its diversity of wildlife. Yet there are many animals indigenous to Alaska, particularly in the urban areas, that we never see. There are also animals that are expanding their range from the lower 48, coming up through Canada and even ocean dwellers occasionally testing the waters from Hawaii. On this week’s Outdoor Explorer, we’ll chat with Riley Woodford, an Information Officer with the Division of Wildlife Conservation at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, about the animals that are here but we rarely see and the animals that have made occasional forays into the state and are now close to establishing a permanent presence. In the second segment, we’ll talk to two Anchorage residents who have had encounters with hidden animals in Anchorage.



HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Riley Woodford: Information Officer with the Division of Wildlife Conservation at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the host of Sounds Wild, an ADFG radio show.
Segment 2: Mr. Whitekeys, Commander in Chief of the Anchorage Audubon and
Barb Malchik, Hillside resident who has had encounters with bats and a flying squirrel in her home.

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, May 9th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, May 9th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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May 05 2019

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Rank #12: Exploring Hatcher Pass

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State Park employee Hobbs Barber and volunteer Gabby Bejarano. Photo: Paul Twardock. The lodge at Hatcher Pass. Photo: Paul Twardock.

Hatcher Pass and the Independence Mine State Historical Park are popular summer
destinations for hikers, climbers, bikers and berry pickers. 60 miles north of Anchorage, near Palmer, the Park also has a fascinating human and geological history. This week’s Outdoor Explorer visits the park with State Park employee Hobbs Barber and volunteer Gabby Bejarano to learn about recreational and educational opportunities at Hatcher Pass. Our second guest will be long time Hatcher Pass resident Dan Renshaw discussing the mining history and geology of Hatcher Pass.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Hobbs Barber and Gabby Bejarano
  • Dan Renshaw

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, August 1st, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, August 1st, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jul 27 2019

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Rank #13: Ski swaps and Hatcher Pass Lodge

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Sparky Anderson

Winter is coming, and that means it’s ski swap time!  This week on Outdoor Explorer, Adam Verrier spoke to Sparky Anderson about how to buy and sell your outdoor winter gear at your local ski swap. Sparky is the head coach of the UAA Ski Team.

The last segment of the show will feature Karl “Happ” Wurlitzer, who built the Hatcher Pass Lodge in the 1960’s. Happ still owns and operates the lodge, living there year round. Host Paul Twardock interviews Happ about building the lodge,
operating it, and the changes he has seen over the years.

HOSTS: Adam Verrier & Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Sparky Anderson is the head coach of the UAA Ski Team.
  • Karl “Happ” Wurlitzer, who built the Hatcher Pass Lodge

LINKS:

BROADCAST: Thursday, October 24th , 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, October 24th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Oct 20 2019

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Rank #14: Revisiting adventures in field science

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The cutting edge of science isn’t always the cutting edge of fashion. Photo: Dr. Taryn Lopez.

Alaskan geologists, biologists, archaeologists and lots of other kinds of -ologists cover the wilderness in their work, in search of knowledge but avoiding something many outdoor folks are looking for: adventure. For the next show we are revisiting a program that first aired in October of 2015. We’ll hear from field scientists about their challenges studying Alaska, and how they keep safe and work effectively in places where other people go to test themselves against the elements. 

HOST: Charles Wohlforth

GUESTS: 

  • Montana Hodges, author, “Rockhounding Alaska”; geologist, University of Montana, Missoula
  • Morgan Blanchard, archaeologist, Northern Land Use Research Alaska
  • Anne Jensen, anthropologist, Barrow

BROADCAST: Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, June 20th, 2019, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKDT

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Jun 15 2019

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Rank #15: Kikkan Randall: An unexpected year

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  • Kikkan with son Breck and husband Jeff Ellis. Photo courtesy Kikkan Randall.
  • Kikkan at her now yearly mammogram. Photo courtesy Kikkan Randall.

In April of 2018, Kikkan Randall sat down with Charles Wohlforth on Outdoor Explorer and reflected on the final race of her skiing career. As all of Alaska knows, that race resulted in the first gold medal by Americans in Nordic Skiing. She was happily looking forward to a new phase of life, moving with her family to Penticton, British Columbia, and advocating for opportunities for girls and women in sports at all levels. Within 6 weeks of that interview, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she began another journey of advocacy as a role model of physical activity during cancer treatment. Kikkan and I will chat about this life changing experience as well as how growing up in Anchorage influenced her development as an athlete and her next big athletic challenge.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Kikkan Randall, Olympic gold medalist and cancer survivor

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BROADCAST: Thursday, August 8th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, August 8th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Aug 06 2019

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Rank #16: Dogs: Our Outdoor Explorer companions

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  • Alea Robinson in the Knik 200, photo courtesy Alea Robinson.
  • Nanook (Nookie),
    photo courtesy Scott Swift.

Although there is some dispute on when and why dogs and humans started hanging out together, there is no denying they have become the most important non-human companion that we have. In the first segment of today’s show, our guests are Marian Frost and Lorelei Hass, two veterinarians who will explain the evolution and science behind the dog/human bond. In the second segment, Alea Robinson, a board member with the Chugiak Dog Musher Association, will talk about well-known dog/human sports like mushing, but also off-season training with your dog in the relatively new sport of canicross. In the final segment of today’s show, our guests are Nanook, who is also known as Nookie, and his human Scott Swift. Nookie has gained fame by traveling frequently over Crow Pass on his own. In his journeys over Crow Pass, Nookie has rescued several hikers who have found themselves in life-threatening situations.

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

Segment 1: Marian Frost, veterinarian at Midnight Sun Animal Hospital, and Lorelei Hass, veterinarian at Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic
Segment 2: Alea Robinson, Chugiak Dog Musher Association board member
Segment 3: Nanook (“Nookie”) and Scott Swift, the Crow Pass dog hero and his human

  • Marian Frost, veterinarian, photo courtesy Marian Frost
  • Lorelei Hass, veterinarian, photo courtesy Lorelei Hass

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BROADCAST: Thursday, July 18th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, July 18th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Jul 13 2019

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Rank #17: Learning from our elders

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Photo courtesy: Paul Twardock.

The outdoors can teach us many lessons, from skills like pitching a tent and cooking a hot meal to life lessons such as communication and decision making. Alaska is full of women and men of all stripes that have lived full lives in the outdoors. Join your host, Paul Twardock, on the next Outdoor Explorer as he speaks with Alaska ski pioneer Jim Mahaffey and retired Denali Mountaineering Ranger Daryl Miller.

HOST: Paul Twardock

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: “Skiing in Alaska.” Jim Mahaffey, ski pioneer.
  • Segment 2: “Climbing Denali.” Daryl Miller, retired Denali Mountaineering Ranger.

BROADCAST: Thursday,April 4th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, April 4th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Mar 30 2019

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Rank #18: Hiking in southcentral Alaska

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Greg Martin and Corrie Smith on Cantata Peak. Photo: Greg Martin

Day Hiking in Southcentral Alaska author Lisa Maloney. Photo courtesy of Lisa Maloney.

With our long days and easy accessibility to the mountains, many residents of southcentral Alaska look forward to hiking as a main summer activity. Whether you want some great views, you are training for Mount Marathon, you are looking for a place to take visiting friends or you just want some solitude, there are guidebooks to help plan your hikes. In the first segment of our next show, we’ll be talking with Lisa Maloney, who has authored the most recent guidebook, “Day Hiking in Southcentral Alaska.” In the second segment we’ll hear from Corrie Smith and Greg Martin, a couple who decided on the challenge of completing all the hikes in one book, “50 Hikes in Alaska’s Chugach State Park.”

HOST: Lisa Keller

GUESTS:

  • Segment 1: Book: Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska. Lisa Maloney, author.
  • Segment 2: “50 Hikes Challenge in the Chugach”. Corrie Smith and Greg Martin

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BROADCAST: Thursday, March 28th, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, March 28th, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Mar 24 2019

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Rank #19: Smart & Solo

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Randell Carlton Green, author of “Smart & Solo: The Blueprint for Efficient & Enjoyable Solo Travel” in front of the AKPM studios. Photo by Adam Verrier.

This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking with Randell Carlton Green, author of the recently-published travel book, “Smart & Solo: The Blueprint for Efficient & Enjoyable Solo Travel”. We’ll be discussing ways to minimize the discomfort and maximize the fun and personal growth that comes from traveling solo, anywhere in the world. As an avid and frequent traveler himself, Randell Carlton Green will discuss some of his tips for enjoyable travel and ways to minimize the impact on our planet while traveling, following what he calls “The Emerald Rule”.

HOST: Adam Verrier

GUESTS:

  • Randell Carlton Green, author of the recently-published travel book, “Smart & Solo: The Blueprint for Efficient & Enjoyable Solo Travel”.

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BROADCAST: Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, August 22nd, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Aug 17 2019

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Rank #20: Sailing the Aleutians on the MV Tustumena

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  • Purser Maggie Hennigan is to the left.
  • The M/V Tustumena, docked in False Pass.
    Photo by Adam Verrier.

The Alaska Marine Highway System has been in the news a lot lately, beginning with the governor’s veto of the ferry budget in the spring, and a ferry worker strike later in the summer. This week on Outdoor Explorer, we’ll the board the M/V Tustumena for her run from Kodiak out to Dutch Harbor, speaking with residents who use the ferry for their transportation needs, and hear about their experiences traveling, living, and working in the Aleutian Islands and on the Alaska Peninsula.

HOST: Adam Verrier

GUESTS:

  • Passengers of the M/V Tustumena

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BROADCAST: Thursday, August 29nd, 2019. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Thursday, August 29nd, 2019. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT

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Aug 24 2019

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