Below are some resources and associations that I love:
Stoney Creek Canopy
I love ziplining! Stoney Creek out of Seward, AK
gives you your money's worth with a full afternoon of zipping, rappelling, and
walking on swaying rope and board bridges. Not only is it exciting, the group
leaders are personable and fun.
There's nothing like being on top of the world: Amazing
accomplishment. No air. Incredible views. The itch to do "just one more." This
site has everything you want to know about climbing Colorado's 53 mountain summits
that are above 14,000 feet. I've climbed two: Gray's and Mt. Sherman. My son has
climbed all 53 --- at least once, if not more.
Paul Gray, independent TV producer and founder of
"Exploring Alaska", is determined to show-and-tell millions of viewers the many
wonders of Alaska's people, culture, scenery, and history. His DVDs take you from
tundra to mountains, oceans, villages and towns...from art to wildlife...from
visitor attractions to industry. He's terrific to work with and interviewed me for
'Homesteading Doctors' which features early healthcare on the Central Peninsula,
where my father was one of the first physicians. That DVD is available from my
website or his - and something every person interested in rural and wilderness
medicine should watch.
Alaska Aviation Heritage
I never tire of visiting this museum, which is both
indoors and out. On the 4th of July, there is always a Salmon Bake and Fly-in. I
often do booksignings on that day. What a thrill to watch the vintage aircraft fly
off and on Lake Hood! One time, I met Phil Harris from "Deadliest Catch." If
you're in Anchorage, don't miss this destination.
The News-Miner provides me with news from the
Interior, which is my favorite part of Alaska. I visit Fairbanks nearly once a
year to see my sister, explore, catch small planes to villages in the bush, and
enjoy what Fairbanks has to offer in sightseeing.