|Riding the Placer River Valley in Southcentral Alaska. Photo by Scott M.|
|Beat and I at Rainy Pass along Alaska's Iditarod Trail.|
I started this blog way back in 2005, after I moved from Idaho Falls to Homer, Alaska, to pursue life and love in the Last Frontier. It began as "Up in Alaska," an online journal to document my outdoor adventures. And although the blog has evolved and shifted as rapidly as life has in the past nine years, it remains essentially that — a personal outdoor journal. I know no one reads lifestyle blogs any more, but it's fun to have an outlet for writing, photography, and journal keeping, all wrapped up in a convenient online package. Maybe someday, somebody will pay me enough to write gear advertorials and top-ten lists; for now, however, I'm still simply "Jill Outside."