Outdoors

The equivalent of 3 inches of water — including an estimated 2 to 4 feet of snow up high at colder temperatures — has fallen in less than three days on what avalanche experts consider weak snow sitting atop crust.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mike Campbell

Gold Cord Lake is nestled in the Talkeetna Mountains near Independence Mine in Hatcher Pass. 

Suzanna Caldwell
Outlying areas of Southcentral Alaska and the Interior used to have a number of cabins scattered along waterways, but the Bureau of Land Management has burned or removed many of them.John Schandelmeier
There's also a short run on a frozen lake, hikes and a reloading clinic. In short, no reason to stay indoors.Alaska Dispatch News
The two companion races taking place the same weekend as the Kuskokwim 300, the Bogus Creek 150 and Akiak Dash, will also see fatter purses.Alaska Dispatch News
No matter which Hawaiian Island you visit, there are plenty ways to make sure nature factors in to your trip — whether you prefer snorkeling, biking, hiking, kayaking, visiting nature preserves.  Or more.  Erin Kirkland

After his first trip to Alaska, Reinout Arents was so inspired by what he saw and documented, he decided to switch career paths and pursue filmmaking. In September 2015, 18-year-old Arents traveled from Belgium to trek around Alaska solo.

Alaska Dispatch News
Water has a way of making memories and teaching lessons — whether it’s your snowmobile buried to the running boards in overflow or the big trout below the ice.  John Schandelmeier
With the start-and-stop of snow in Southcentral the past several winters, the weirds have settled in pretty hard for me. My eyes feel tired and swollen as if I had a mild sinus infection. I am cranky and think about sunny places in a resentful “if only” way — as though it’s not my choice to live in Alaska. Alli Harvey
A Montana State University student from Anchorage was found dead after he failed to return from a solo backcountry ski trip near Bozeman.The Associated Press