Author: Carol Griswold

Bears, chickens, and electric fences

Four bears have been shot in Anchorage this year, attracted to urban chickens. Seward code now allows chickens too. If you would like to protect your chickens and other allowed livestock, check out this website from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game about electric fences as bear deterrents for […]

Godwin Glacier waterfall

The first photo shows a very small waterfall trickling down the rocky face near Godwin Glacier in 2009. The ice has receded since then and the water seems to have been rerouted. Now, a spectacular waterfall gushes over this face and plunges down a ravine visible to the right.  It […]

Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner!

Seward Silver Salmon Derby Winner!

Seward Silver Salmon Derby volunteer Nancy Anderson holds the last fish entered just before noon on Sunday as the fisherman removes the lure. Derby volunteer Susan Ernst gets ready to record the data. Then the Seward Silver Salmon Derby ended with applause from the small crowd gathered at the Chamber’s […]

Injured Woman Racer

I have not heard any updates on the condition of the woman who slipped and fell off the Cliff on her way down. A 7-year old Junior boy was also hospitalized. I hope these racers are recovering quickly from their injuries. Please post if you have any further information.  

Mt Marathon at 5:18 pm July 4th

Mt Marathon at 5:18 pm July 4th

This was one of  the last photos I took of the race. I just checked it out closely and was amazed to see people still on the mountain. I enlarged it and I think it may show Michael LeMaitre on his way up the trail above  the Junior Race Point. […]

Brown Bear tracks on Mt Marathon

Brown Bear tracks on Mt Marathon

I have seen black bear, moose, and mountain goats on Mt Marathon, but never brown bear. Today while snowshoeing along the Bench Trail to the Bowl, I thought I was following someone else’s snowshoe tracks. I happened to stop and look more closely. Yikes! A perfect, huge brown bear track […]

New Tonsina Creek Bridge work continues

New Tonsina Creek Bridge work continues

Hikers heading to Caines Head State Recreation Area will soon be able to cross the South Fork of the Tonsina Creek on a new foot bridge instead of wading through the chilly creek. According to Alaska State Parks’ Terry Rude, Tom Kain (center) is in his 5th season working for […]

Men's Race Photos going UP

Here’s a few photos of the men’s race going up. As I have time, I’ll try to post the rest of the story. Sure glad the air wasn’t smoky like today! Carol Griswold PS No, the heads aren’t really cut off. Just click on the photo to enlarge it and […]

Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report

Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report

Sunday, July 5, 2009 Sunrise 4:43 am, sunset 11:19 pm, length of day 18 hours, 36 minutes; tomorrow will be 2 minutes and 34 seconds shorter. Weather: phenomenal summer weather continues with temperatures in the 70s. A pleasant breeze moderates the heat the felled many Mt Marathon racers yesterday. Watch […]