Author Archives: The Tundra Two-Stepper

Non est vivere sed valere vita est

Small feathers are aflight! Visitors from exotic lands are singing their hearts out in celebration of breeding on tussocks of tundra! And mosquitos are out in force, ready to feed all our newly-arrived and newly-hatched winged friends! Yes, it’s birding … Continue reading

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Welcome to summer!

Here’s our beautiful Gulkana River with a newly found lovey rock. We are rockhounds here in Paxson; one of our favorite activities is to walk up and down the riverbank discovering uniquely shaped rocks, like this heart, or beautiful rocks … Continue reading

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We’re still here! Just busy, as ever…

Wow. Started thinking about, or I should say, remembering this blog a few weeks ago. So I got on it today and saw with a shock that our last entry was 2012! Oh my. I hadn’t realized time had been … Continue reading

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Scenic Sunday: Waiting for the warmth…

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Monday’s Back at the Ranch: Pain & Pleasure

Summers are, of course, lovely here. Sharing our home with guests from all over the world is a special treat and a unique lifestyle. Our busiest season is about five months…May to September…and while every end of September I feel … Continue reading

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Foodie Friday: A luscious fennel bulb

We went to Anchorage about a week ago and we did the typical marathon grocery shopping trip, stocking up on food supplies to last the next four, six, or eight weeks. Anchorage, our preferred shopping destination, is a 600 mile … Continue reading

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Our crusty frontier hangouts

Here’s a fun quote from a great book I’ve read recently, Investment Biker: Around the World with Jim Rogers. The book chronicles his around-the-world odyssey on motorbike, coupled with his insights on world economies and currencies. Just interchange Alaskan where … Continue reading

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And yet, yet…

Despite Mother Nature’s pranks, evidenced in the last posting, spring is decidedly on its way! At least all my little seedlings sure hope so. Picture above shows some of my sweet peas, calendula and runner beans, but this is a … Continue reading

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Ya call this spring?

Yup, you do if you live in Paxson, Alaska! 🙂 It has been The Most Glorious Spring of All Time this April! We didn’t see a single cloud for a month…..warm, lots of sunshine, furiously melting snow. True Paradise. But … Continue reading

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Gifts from Italy

We love all our guests who stay with us here at Denali Highway Cabins, but we do have a special place in our hearts for our Italian guests, who are consistently friendly, gregarious, fun….and generous, attested to by the following … Continue reading

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