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NEWS Capital City Weekly Southeast Alaska is an incredible playground for the adventurous. Whenever we lose sight of this, we need merely look at what our neighbors are spending their weekends doing. Some make a career out of outdoor exploration; for others, it's just a hobby. Here are a few of the individuals who impressed us with their outdoor activities in 2009.

Outdoor explorers remind us of our backyard wonders

Eye on the Iditarod: Angie Taggart: A teaching placement at Pitka's Point on the Yukon River introduced Angie Taggart to dog mushing. Now Taggart, born and raised in Ketchikan, has qualified for the 2011 Iditarod race.
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Eye on the Iditarod: Angie Taggart: A teaching placement at Pitka's Point on the Yukon River introduced Angie Taggart to dog mushing. Now Taggart, born and raised in Ketchikan, has qualified for the 2011 Iditarod race. "It's the great vastness of it all," she said of mushing. "It's so peaceful, so quiet - I just hear the dogs panting and the swoosh of the runner."
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