Category Archives: Alaska

Rolex Explorer II


After looking at Rolex watches for years I finally walked into the Ben Bridge store in Anchorage, the only authorized dealer for Rolex in Alaska last weekend. At this point I had never held one of these watches in my hand and really didn’t know what to expect including the price. I had read a lot of forums online that ... Read More »

All As for the First Time in my Life!

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Who’s to say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? At 44 years old and in my third semester back in college after more than 20 years absent, for the first time in my life get all As! I am even on the President’s List, whatever that means. When I was a kid my dad used to give us ... Read More »

River Rafting Class at UAA

River Rafting Class at UAA

Late in the summer or at the beginning of the fall semester I took a river rafting course as part of my outdoor leadership program at UAA. The goal of the class is to teach students the fundamentals of river rafting in a fun and safety conscious environment. All of the outdoor classes at UAA are designed the same way. ... Read More »

New Year’s Melt


Every year around New Years it warms up and everything melts and turns to ice. It makes it easy to find all the bowls that the ravens have carried off and all the swivels that have be frozen in place on the dog’s poles are now free but it makes clean up chores, a real chore if you know what ... Read More »

The Fort through the trees 


It’s the winter solstice. The shortest day of the year here in Willow, Alaska means about five hours of daylight but the sun never rises far from the horizon. Tomorrow we start gaining daylight, just a couple seconds.  Read More »

Dr. Seuss Forest

Dr Seuss Forest

Here in Willow, Alaska our property backs up to miles and miles of forests, tundra swamps and lakes. We use these trails to run our sled dogs and explore. Share a picture of where you live. Read More »

31 Nights of Horror 2015


Each year here at Forto’s Fort we celebrate our love of Halloween with 31 Nights of Horror. For more than 15 years we watch a different scary movie during the month of October. Over the past few years we have always started off with Trick ‘r Treat and ended with the Stephen King story, Carrie. What is your favorite scary ... Read More »

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