Outdoors

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
A hungry marten hunts down a snowshoe hare in a video taken by James Loon, who drove upon the scene while heading to work in rural Quebec on Thursday. Laurel Andrews
REI's business acumen has taken it to heights rarely seen by a retail cooperative. But as a record-low turnout in the latest annual election shows, REI's original democratic fervor seems to have stayed at base camp. Ángel González | The Seattle Times

The 33rd annual Yukon Quest 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race begins Saturday in Fairbanks. Twenty-three mushers will race to Whitehorse, Yukon. 

Alaska Dispatch News
Stargaze in Alaska's early winter mornings to catch four visible planets simultaneously. If you're very, very lucky, you might be able to make it five planets.Jill Burke
Acclaimed big mountain skier Angel Collinson emerged almost unscathed after falling 1,000 feet down a mountain in Alaska’s Neacola Range last spring, as seen in a newly-released video.Laurel Andrews
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 look at Outdoors events happening the week of Jan. 27-Feb. 2.Alaska Dispatch News

As much about place as play, the forest school movement represents a growing method of educating children in both Alaska and the Lower 48 outside the boundaries of traditional classrooms. Advocates claim that's particularly important for growing minds and bodies.

 

Erin Kirkland,Loren Holmes

As much about place as play, the forest school movement represents a growing method of educating children in both Alaska and the Lower 48 outside the boundaries of traditional classrooms. Advocates claim that's particularly important for growing minds and bodies.

Erin Kirkland,Loren Holmes