Tuesday, August 05, 2014

2014 LiBerry Music Festival & Berry Pie Throwdown

               3630 Main St, Ester, Alaska 99725
               (907) 479-0809

When:         12:30pm to midnight
How much: $15 donation requested at the door

Pie Throwdown schedule
                    12:30 - 2: Pie Entry
                    2:00 - Pie Judgeship Auction
                    3:30 - Pie Throwdown Awards (rules here)
Other:   Memberships and Throwdown Cookbooks available

Bands at the 2014 festival
1:00: - Pioneer Park Pickers – the Back Porch Edition (blues, country, folk, jazz, swing)
2:15 Kentucky Tundra (bluegrass, old time)
3:00Jesse Bartlett
4:00Mike Stackhouse (blues, country, folk, jazz)
5:00 - Almost A Minyan (klezmer)
6:00Leighton Nunez (Americana, roots, swampgrass)
7:00 UnSupervised (folk/punk rock)
St. Animal
9:00 SoloAlarma (blues, rock)
10:00The Spank Williams Band (Alaska honky tonk)
11:00Hobo Knife (rock)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Next year's Steese Summer Solstice Bicycle Gran Fondo

We've been in Fairbanks from June 11th until today, June 26th, keeping an eye on the Steese Summer Solstice Bicycle Gran Fondo. We will run the event next year and add two more, a longer one around the Alaska Range Loop from Ester to Cantwell to Paxson to Delta to Fairbanks to Ester. More to come.

In the meantime, if you want to be on our mailing list or be part of our developing virtual community participating in adventure tourism in the Yukon Wilderness River Arc in Interior Alaska with the Steese Highway being one of a few good access roads connecting to excellent trail systems and campgrounds, email us through our "Contact Us" link on the right.

The mission of the Steese Review is to acquaint the world with the incredible and underutilized area of Interior Alaska that we define as the Yukon River Wilderness Arc that includes the White Mountains, for example. Quoting the BLM website (referenced below):
"Some say 'real Alaska' only begins when you leave the road system behind. Whatever the season, the White Mountains National Recreation Area has trails to lead you there, whether you're a weekend berrypicker or an intrepid backcountry adventurer."

Click on above map to access detail at the State of Alaska Trails Program, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.

Here are the specific access points along the Steese Highway:

 Mt. Prindle Campground
Fishing at Cripple Creek 

Ophir Creek Campground

Map and photos courtesy of the