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Draper Points 11 and 12

Just as a point of reference, these are the numbered points on the northern half of Draper Lake (image on the right). Today I visited Points 11 and 12. The morning started out frosty but began to warm about half-way … Continue reading

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Photography: Draper Point 10

Point 10 is the other half of the previous adventure. Each of these long points of land has a ridge, and this one had a real high point with quite a view from the trail. I took the ridgeline trail … Continue reading

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Teaching Experiment: Earthquakes 4

In the early 1970s I attended East Anchorage High School. We had in most of our classrooms one or two old desks with a foot missing or a leg bent a little, pushed off in one corner. At least several … Continue reading

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Teaching Experiment: Earthquakes 3

Our hand-n-arm model in the previous lesson oversimplifies things, of course. If you went out to the subduction zone off the southern shores of Alaska, and took a submarine down into the ocean to look at it, you wouldn’t see … Continue reading

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Teaching Experiment: Earthquakes 2

The Tectonic Plate Theory is a good working model. It doesn’t account for everything, but it will get us where we need to go with understanding the Bad Friday Earthquake of 1964 and earthquakes in general. Most major earthquakes are … Continue reading

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Photography: Framing Exercise

The loop was NE 4th to Bricktown, on both River Trails to Western, and then back via Eagle Lake and Ray Trent Park. Today I worked on composition, particularly framing. This image is the north bank River Trail, looking southwest … Continue reading

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Crystal Bay Trails — Don’t Waste Your Time

It’s a disaster. If you are hiking, it’s not so bad. If you are riding, it’s not merely challenging, it’s dangerous. The place has suffered serious neglect, so unless you are a fan of self-abuse, don’t waste your time riding … Continue reading

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