Outdoors

A video shows a grizzly bear at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone, Montana, basically beating the snot out of an Esky cooler, but the bear can't get it open.

 

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To grow an impressive display of antlers, Alaska's moose or caribou must consume massive amounts of calcium. Since they eat mostly green plants, calcium consumption can be limited. Calcium for antlers is drawn in large part from the animals’ bodies.John Schandelmeier
I’ve heard Nevada described as “Poor Man’s Alaska," which on one hand draws a good connection between the two places but on the other hand sells Nevada short. That’s OK by me. I don’t want people to find out about how awesome Nevada is.Alli Harvey
Crews who have begun the yearly clearing of the 92-mile road into Denali National Park and Preserve are expecting to deal with less snow than usual this year and more overflow ice, National Park Service officials said.Associated Press
A 21-year-old woman was hiking the popular trail system south of Anchorage when she became stranded on a rock bed and called authorities for assistance. Megan Edge
Jeff Oatley and Jay Petervary were the first finishers of the 1,000-mile event in the Iditarod Trail Invitational, pedaling from Knik to Nome in 15 days, 6 hours and 29 minutes.Matt Tunseth
A later winter storm dumped 2 feet of snow in Turnagain Pass in 24 hours making for "considerable" danger of avalanche, according to the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Infrmation Center. Center staff spotted numerous natural and human-triggered avalanches on Tincan Ridge Monday.Megan Edge

On a rainy March morning, a lone paddleboarder rode a bore tide along Turnagain Arm in Southcentral Alaska. Leif Ramos had the wave to himself as he rode 45 minutes from just past Bird Point to Girdwood. 

Tara Young

Thanks to the fickle tides of Turnagain Arm -- the second-strongest in the world -- it's one of the best places on the planet to spot, or ride, a bore tide.

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