Matt Tunseth

Matt Tunseth is a freelance writer from Anchorage, Alaska. He is one of Alaska’s more prolific newspaper writers and photographers. Although he hasn’t seen everything, he is actively working on it! He’s covered Alaska sled dog races, elections, and Little League games. He is also an avid mountain runner, an enthusiastic fact-checker, and is endlessly seeking new challenges and opportunities.

Run to the Midnight Sun

Oftentimes, friends from the “Lower 48” balk at the idea of what seems like a trip to the other side of the world – even though Anchorage is just a 3-hour flight from Seattle and quicker to reach from Los Angeles than New York City. But I recently had success luring a friend and his wife to Alaska…

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Going Coastal

As Alaska’s biggest city, Anchorage is a prime candidate for potshots from its sibling cities across the state. We’ve all heard the old “it’s only 15 minutes from Alaska” line – a subtle dig that it’s not “real” enough – from folks who argue the city’s metropolitan nature disqualifies it as…

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On the Lookout for Adventure at Glen Alps

I almost never know where I’m going when I get to the Glen Alps parking lot, yet somehow I always manage to find myself exactly where I want to be. Sometimes a long jog out Powerline Pass leads me to an encounter with a stealthy coyote; others it’s an after-work quad blaster up Flattop Mountain…

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24 Hours in Anchorage: The City That Never Sleeps In

If New York is the city that never sleeps, Anchorage is the municipality that never sleeps in. Ask the locals. On summertime weekends, it’s common for folks to get up far earlier than usual in order to take advantage of every possible hour of recreational opportunity. And if you’ve got enough…

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