Since 2008, more than 60 percent of Alaska hunters use four-wheelers. My observation is that 60 percent is low. When caribou season began in the Denali Highway area this season, it seemed like every pickup and motorhome was being pushed by a trailer full of side-by-sides, six-wheelers and camouflaged four-wheelers.
Many Alaskans share the challenge of having a 40-plus-hour workweek and a desire to get outdoors as much as possible. Juggling work and outdoor time can be tough, but satisfying if you pull it off.Alli Harvey
Wanting a freezer full of meat but unsure when her husband would be home from working on a fishing boat near Kodiak, Ashley Switzer borrowed her father's rifle and headed for the hills above Homer.Craig Medred
OPINION: In this instance, feds are not just exacerbating the issues between federally qualified hunters and non-qualified hunters in Alaska, but also between qualified federal hunters who are in the know and those that are not. This isn’t a good way to make friends in the community.John Schandelmeier
There is no-one-size-fits-all triathlon in Alaska. The outdoor course that works for the Eagle River Triathlon in June won’t suit Fairbanks in March. Races are adapted to work with outdoor conditions, and there’s one race in Fort Greely that is 100 percent indoors. Homer’s Ski to Sea Triathlon in March ditches the swim altogether in favor of skis. Alli Harvey
From mountain biking to skiing, ziplining to kayaking, studies show that kids who grow up with access to outdoor activities are more likely to reap the benefits of physical fitness and more effective coping skills. But it can be risky too. Erin Kirkland