Crazy Mountain Backpacking - Cottonwood Creek

June 28th, 2009

With the end of June in Montana comes the beginning of high alpine camping trips. The overlap season is always a little difficult - the high country is too snowy to hike and approach from the valleys is too dry to ski. We had so much snow last year that over the 4th of July [...]

Oronaut is 1 year and 100 posts old!

June 20th, 2009

I would just like to take a moment reflect that Oronaut is over a year old now! And this is my 101st post. Keeping up the Oronaut blog has been an interesting and valuable learning experience for me as a content publisher, web designer, and outdoor enthusiast. :)
In this past year I’ve been up North [...]

Redneck fun in Central, AK

June 15th, 2009

I don’t normally buy in to “redneck” things like big trucks, guns and cheap beer. But that’s not to say they don’t have their appeal and I can’t be persuaded to indulge once in a while. ;) While the lion’s share of the Montana crew gone those of us remaining wondered what to for another [...]

Yukon-Charley National Preserve

June 10th, 2009

Leaving Valdez we headed to Central, the home turf of the groom of the wedding we just attended. The small town of Central is, well, basically in central Alaska as a matter of fact. It’s about three hours North of Fairbanks on the Steese Highway (NOT to be confused with the Dalton Highway/Haul Road to [...]