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Please Do Not Feed Bears Donut Holes

In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.

Eva Holland
Sep 9, 2019

When a Fatal Grizzly Mauling Goes Viral

How much does the world need to know about a deadly bear attack? That question was tested in the Yukon last year, after the horrific loss of a mother and daughter caused a destructive media storm.

Eva Holland
May 23, 2019

Blair Braverman on the Iditarod, Fear, and Resilience

Nothing completely prepares a rookie for mushing a thousand miles across Alaska in the dead of winter. But when it comes together—thanks to your dogs, your friends, and your own hard work—it's magic.

Blair Braverman
Apr 24, 2019

'Campfire Stories': Carson Storch

Carson Storch recounts a near disastrous run-in with a bear in the Yukon during a mountain-bike and raft trip down the Tatshenshini River

Mar 14, 2019

The Road to the Iditarod

Our favorite musher will be at the start line when the Last Great Race kicks off in Anchorage on March 2, 2019. In the first of a pre-race series of dispatches, she talks about the remote Alaskan lodge where she's training for the big event.

Blair Braverman
Dec 21, 2018

The Cold, Hard Reality of Racing the Yukon Arctic Ultra

Temperatures were brutally low at this year’s running of the 300-mile competition, and one frostbitten competitor may lose his hands and feet. Is this just the price of playing a risky game, or does something need to change?

Eva Holland
Mar 2, 2018

The Best Winter Boots for Women

The author spent the season testing the warmest kicks in Canada's Yukon Territory. Here are her favorites.

Eva Holland
Feb 14, 2018

17 Days on North America's Second-Highest Peak

Due to the cold, altitude, and wicked weather, only half of those who attempt Mount Logan make it to the summit. We were fortunate enough to reach the top via the standard King's Trench route after 15 days on the mountain.

Steve Ogle
Jul 17, 2017

Fear and Loathing on the Iditarod Trail

Professional musher Aliy Zirkle was prepared for the minus-50-degree temperatures and the brutally long distances of the Iditarod. What she didn't expect was a midnight attack by a snowmobile-riding stranger halfway through the 1,000-mile course.

Craig Medred
Mar 2, 2017