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Women gather despite the rain to attend a Becoming an Outdoors Woman (BOW) shotgun class held Thursday evening, September 18, 2014, at Rabbit Creek Shooting Park. 

Outdoor recreation in Alaska often leads to remote places. Even along the state’s limited road system, the nearest garage might be a hundred miles away. Adventurers must be capable of fixing almost anything that breaks. This means packing tools and spare parts. In other words, being prepared. Or bring along an auto mechanic.Rick Sinnott

Whaling crews of Barrow have brought in at least three bowhead whales this week. Men of all ages and a few women gathered to butcher them.

Ash Adams
When Will Troyer died Sunday at the age of 89 at his home in Cooper Landing, he left behind a legacy that included cheating death three times and developing a method of capturing and researching Kodiak grizzlies.Craig Medred
Marked by dueling issues of property rights and public access, a plan for access to Chugach State Park has sparked a wide range of diverging viewpoints in the Municipality of Anchorage. At its heart are fundamental questions about who can have access and who will ultimately pay. Devin Kelly
Here in the state park, there’s no shortage, no competition. The berries are like grapes, five or six in a bunch, and nearly the size of marbles.Nancy Lord

During peak fall foliage, take a drive up the Parks Highway to Denali State Park, where the tundra has turned into stunning yellows, reds and pinks.

Tara Young

The Alaska Table Tennis Club and the Anchorage Park Foundation hosted the Concrete Ping-Pong Tournament on a concrete table installed this summer on the Delaney Park Strip. 

Erik Hill
After peeling off his waders, the Alaska biologist discovered a puncture near his Achilles and a long chunk of flesh ripped open on his leg where the bear's tooth had caught him near the calf and then dragged through flesh toward his ankle.Craig Medred

The Valley of 10,000 Smokes in Katmai National Park has several selling points for the outdoors travel without a fat wallet. It's reasonably cheap, especially if you have some airline mileage. It's much different than anything you'll see in Southcentral Alaska and the hike doesn't require technical skills.

Nat Herz

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