Alaskology

About the blog: Alaska is a wonderful and fascinating place. Whether its backcountry hiking, coastline kayaking or dining on a downtown deck, there truly is something for everyone. This blog picks up where the annual Daily News Visitors' Guide leaves off. The guide is published in late April, but that's just when summer fun starts heating up. Throughout the year, we hope to give readers a look at Alaska through local eyes. The blog also serves as a calendar of what's going on, a place to look for some outstanding vacation deals and other cool stuff. We invite your comments and your questions. E-mail me at alaskology@adn.com.
About me: I live in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, and I served as the special sections editor at the Anchorage Daily News for nine years. My wife and I have been Alaska residents since 2000 and never plan to leave.

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People, animals love summer

It's officially summer, so it's time to report on what's going on in my neighborhood:

Gina just called me to tell me about her dog-walking experience this afternoon.

Step 1: She and Ginzee head out the back of the property and run into a mama moose and calf. They turn around.

Step 2: She heads down the road the other direction and runs into a mama moose and two calves. They turn around.

Step 3: She heads the opposite direction, gets about quarter-mile and runs into a black bear napping alongside the bike trail. They turn around.

Her exact words: “I love wildlife, but this is getting ridiculous.”

Sometimes, you just have to laugh.

-- Steve

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