Outdoors

Alaska Loon Cam host Jean Tam says that 24-hour streaming video from the nest will end Wednesday as the chicks spend more time in the lily pads of Conners Lake.Craig Medred
In the course of what was to be our last day of paddling on the Yukon, we rounded two bends in the river. The first bend was to the right, and after that the river came back around to the left. Ben Histand
What's happening in sports and recreation around Anchorage
What if the main thing everyone thought they knew about a grizzly bear attack July 23 on a group of seven students from the National Outdoor Leadership School was wrong?Craig Medred
Friday was the first day of a three-day opening for dipnet fishing on Fish Creek, which will see several hundred people per day on its banks over the weekend, said state Fish and Game biologist Sam Oslund.Casey Grove

A horde of hopeful Alaskans converged on Fish Creek near Wasilla on Friday morning after an Alaska Department of Fish and Game emergency order opened Fish Creek to dipnetting.

Stephen Nowers
The city will close one mile of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail just south of Point Woronzof beginning Monday for a week, the Parks and Recreation Department announced this week. Rosemary Shinohara
Sockeye fishing on the Kenai Peninsula is fantastic. The fish are still thick in the lower Kenai River and up through Soldotna. The Russian River should see a surge of bright sockeye by the weekend.
The unharmed National Outdoor Leadership School teenagers got a tent up. They got the injured into sleeping bags. And they started treating them even before turning on a rescue beacon.Craig Medred
Ben's tenet of traveling: any long trip will have, proportional to the inevitable mishaps and tedium, incredible moments of serendipity.Ben Histand