Outdoors

The Inside the Slide Trail lies within the maze of social trails at Earthquake Park.  It’s a half-mile long and just freshened up by Youth Employment in Parks (YEP) with 10 new interpretive signs explaining the impact of the 1964 earthquake on that part of west Anchorage, especially the massive earth slide that stretched for about a mile.   

Mike Campbell
A look at outdoors events happening this week.Alaska Dispatch News

Taiwan-based filmmaker Jem Moore shot the breathtaking sights he witnessed while vacationing with his family in Alaska this past June, with striking results.

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Peering into a tide pool filled with seawater left by a retreating tide, a group of young citizen scientists offer opinions about its contents.

Shelby Lum
While Alaska doesn’t have a specific model for outdoor education beyond the realm of field trips during the school year, a statewide collection of nature centers and outdoor-themed facilities strive to reach both resident and visiting families.Erin Kirkland

Anglers try their luck on opening day of salmon fishing at Bird Creek along the Seward Highway south of Anchorage on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.  Some anglers had success catching pink, chum and silver salmon.

Wildlife webcam specialists at Explore.org may be best known for their live cam of brown bears in Katmai National Park feasting on salmon running up Brooks Falls. Watch this clip of two brown bears fighting at the falls.

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The park service can’t do anything to physically keep bloggers or even guidebooks from publishing GPS coordinates of their trips, but rangers can make a point of systematically asking them not to.Sam Friedman | Fairbanks News-Miner
The new Spencer Cabin is gorgeous and uniquely Alaskan. Getting there is an unusual outdoor adventure, one with a few more creature comforts than your routine backpacking trip -- including a train ride. Alli Harvey

North Face Trail on Mount Alyeska begins near the Alyeska Resort hotel and climbs about 2,000 feet in 2.2 miles.

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