Outdoors

Kilian Jornet, widely considered the world's best all-around mountain runner, will make his Mount Marathon debut Saturday in the 88th edition of the race up and down the 3,022-footer in Seward.

Shelby Lum
The new research provides evidence that is not only consistent with — but also strengthens — the growing body of research on the benefits of nature exposure. Granted, brain scan research can be controversial – and conditions like depression seldom have a single, simple cause. Chris Mooney
As the sun stays out, I feel that familiar pit in my stomach by mid-morning. I’m inside and I’m missing Southcentral Alaska's final beautiful day of summer. Alli Harvey
A burn ban was lifted Tuesday in many parts of Alaska but remains in place in Anchorage and Western Alaska, the Division of Forestry announced. Laurel Andrews,Zaz Hollander
The Anchorage loons that bird lovers have watched for weeks via a livestream cam got visitors Thursday morning when two biologists from the U.S. Geological Survey arrived with plans to capture and band them.Alaska Dispatch News
Five-mile trails can deliver spectacular view of Eagle, Symphony lakes -- or a gorgeous unnamed tarn that sits at the bottom of a large secluded amphitheater.Matt Tunseth

Alaska roads, and the ones that bring people in and out of the state, offer up visual rewards during the long summer days.

As summer heats up, anglers have a plethora of promising angling options, including king salmon, rainbow trout, halibut and ling cod. Matt Tunseth
The grind up Mount Marathon and the harrowing descent that follows in the annual Independence Day race on the 3,022-foot peak overlooking Seward is fraught with pitfalls.Alaska Dispatch News
The seminar began after the deadly 2012 event raised questions about race safety. Matt Tunseth