The entire population of whimbrels in North America is probably no more than 100,000. During the summer, they are widely scattered along the Alaska coast. 

John Schandelmeier
Beginners would do well to stick to easier trails around the Bear Cub Quad until they’ve mastered the basics of hurtling downhill on two wheels. Trails reached from the other two lifts -- Ted’s Express and the Glacier Bowl Express -- are more suitable for intermediate and advanced riders.  Lisa Maloney
At the same time, the personal use dipnet fishery at the mouth of the Kenai River will be open 24 hours a day until it ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday.Alaska Dispatch News
The herring fishing is a little slow, but the humpback whale watching was awesome, said biologist Charles Russell. “I’ve never seen that many whales concentrated in one area. It looked like a couple of hundred whales.”Jim Paulin
There's more than one way to catch a fish in Alaska -- and even more ways to fill your freezer with salmon or other species pulled from the state's waters. Check out the pros and cons of each.Suzanna Caldwell

Outdoorsman, climber and aspiring filmmaker Clint Helander and six of his friends took the Alaska Railroad from Talkeetna north to Curry for a packrafting adventure.

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The pursuit of the fish poaching vessel Thunder until its sinking in April, pieced together from radio transmissions, interviews, ship records and reporting aboard two Sea Shepherd chase vessels, demonstrates the anything-goes nature of the high seas.Ian Urbina | The New York Times
Prize money for the main event, the Kusko 300, will top $130,000.Lisa Demer
Alaska biologists project that up to 25,600 Kenai king salmon will escape upriver to spawn -- even accounting for a greater harvest due to the use of bait over the last week of the season. Anglers could land as many as 3,500 additional fish. Mike Campbell
The Alaska Division of Wildlife Conservation is warning Anchorage outdoor recreationists to keep a watchful eye out for bears as salmon spawn in Campbell Creek.  Megan Edge