Outdoors

The Borealis Big Bull Derby will work much like Alaska’s halibut and salmon derbies. Hunters can buy a ticket before they go hunting for a chance to win a cash prize if they shoot the moose with the widest rack. 

Sam Friedman
Floods left the Caines Head Trail, which never closed due to the damage, washed out and littered with loose, uneven rocks. Mike Campbell

Like Jager, 15, of Anchorage, clocked 27 minutes, 39 seconds on the trip halfway up the 3,022-foot peak and back to the finish downtown to win the juniors' race. That marked his personal best by 2:03, and allowed him to top the field by 84 seconds. Riana Boonstra, 14, of Kenai, seized her first girls title, crossing in 32:38 to slash an astounding 5:08 off her previous best and win by 82 seconds.

Marc Lester

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 Brooks Falls Wildlife Viewing Platform at Brooks Camp offers visitors to Katmai National Park and Preserve a rare glimpse of brown bears close up in the wild. The Brooks Falls bear cam at Explore.org offers a glimpse of that experience to viewers around the world.

Tara Young
At the Sled Dog Sanctuary, Raven Vinter takes in abandoned Alaskan huskies that have nowhere else to go.Laurel Andrews
During low tide in Kachemak Bay, a beautiful and slimy world of sea stars, tube worms, anemones and more is within our grasp.Erin McKittrick