Paragliders in Hatcher Pass, Alaska alvin May 2, 2019 - 7:20pm

Back in 2011 I was meditating in the mountains of Hatcher Pass, Alaska — a place where you generally don’t have to worry about bears, unless you’re picking berries down in the valley — and I heard some yelling. Then I got up, came around the side of where I was, and saw the paragliders at this YouTube video.

Tour boat, Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska alvin April 27, 2019 - 8:26pm

This is a photo of a day tour boat in Resurrection Bay, Seward, Alaska

Motherlode Lodge burns down in Hatcher Pass, Alaska

April 20, 2015: In sad news, the Motherlode Lodge burned down in Hatcher Pass, Alaska. I used to drive past it 5-10 times each summer, and I always thought that if I had enough money I would have liked to re-open it, and I even discussed that possibility with several people. A little story and video is here on