Author: Carol Griswold

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 […]

"Earth" followed by "UP"

The Liberty Theater is showing two excellent movies this week: EARTH is showing at 7:30 pm now through Wednesday, followed by UP starting Friday. Thanks to Marie and Skip for bringing these award winners to Seward. See you at the movies!

Moose Yearlings

Moose Yearlings

One of the best ways to find wildlife is to stop wherever you see a car or two pulled over to the side of the road. These two yearling moose were sauntering down Japanese Creek together at the Mile 3 bridges, in the middle of the day, oblivious to all […]

Photos of Margaret Branson needed

I need a few good photos of Margaret Branson, preferably in her trademark red blazer, suitable for use in a sign for the new Branson Pavilion. I can quickly scan or photograph the photos and get them back to you, no need to make duplicates. Please email me at c_griz@yahoo.com. […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Wilson's Warbler

May 24, 2009 Seward, Alaska Sporadic Bird Report Sunrise 4:58 am, sunset 10:52 pm, length of day 17 hours, 53minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 0 seconds longer. Weather: Overcast weather continues, threatening rain but not delivering much yet). Despite the dry conditions, everything is shooting up in every […]

Sporadic Bird Report: Spring!

Friday, May 15, 2009 Sunrise 5:17 am, sunset 10:31 pm, length of day 17 hours, 14 minutes; tomorrow will be 4 minutes and 41 seconds longer. Weather: After a week of enchantment and phenomenal temperatures soaring to 70º, Seward snapped back to normal with temps in the low 40s; pouty […]