Heya! I’m Ramie, the voice of Carlson Girls AK. A few of my other titles include teacher, runner, forager, aspiring photographer, mom + dog mom, stargazer, tea drinker, wannabe baker, avid adventurer, and mountain lover.

Carlson Girls AK

I started this blog a few years ago when daily adventures involved my daughter, Piper, and I.  Together, we made up the “Carlson Girls.” In the beginning, this blog served as a creative outlet for me to vent, share photos, ideas, and memories. Single mom life can be a lonely gig! I’m thankful to have found blogging as a release during that time.

Fast-forward to present day, our family now includes two male dogs (Brodie and Brody) and one male human (Kyle).

As our family dynamic changed, so did my purpose for blogging.

Carlson/Clayton Family

We moved our family to Haines, a small town on the Alaska Panhandle, near the Canadian border. As a lifelong Alaskan, I am no stranger to the unique lifestyle that is rural Alaska. However, as an almost 30-year old, I now have an appreciation for our Alaskan lifestyle that I did not possess growing up.

Ramie Hiking

So what exactly does make Alaska unique? How do we spend our days out here in the Last Frontier? Do we really live in igloos and wave to our Russian neighbors from our window?


But we do play in the mountains and frolic by the sea. We subsistence fish, hunt and gather. We wave to our small-town neighbors, who make a point of knowing our names. We raise our daughter to connect with nature and appreciate our lavish surroundings. And we strive to live thoughtfully and deliberately, taking full advantage of the riches our environment offers.

Hooligan Fishing

We would love for you to join our family as we play, fish, forage and experience

Life Between the Mountains and the Sea.

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PLEASE use this space as your own. Comment, ask questions, collaborate, create, inspire. I’ll do my best to answer any questions and respond to all comments in a timely manner. I look forward to “meeting” each and every one of you!

>>With love, from Alaska.<<