Be prepared in the backcountry

April 8, 2015
Korey Holland and his family practice constructing a makeshift shelter in the event of an unexpected night out. Debra McGhan

Classes help teach basics so you’ll never say, ‘I should have stayed home’ Every year the Alaska State Troopers respond to dozens of search-and-rescue calls. When they do, they call…

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Top 10 Hikes out of Anchorage area

April 6, 2015
A Hiker crosses the hand tram at Winner Creek Gorge, near Girdwood. Micael DeYoung

Twenty years ago and just a week after moving to Alaska, I looked around the 400-square-foot cabin I was renting, still littered with all the boxes I had yet to…

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The slush rush

April 3, 2015
The Alyeska Slush Cup is a springtime ritual for brave skiers willing to take the plunge. 
Courtesy Alyeska Resort

See if you can win a season pass – in style April means spring in southcentral Alaska, and there’s no better place to spend the longer days and warmer temps…

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Piss-poor planning

April 2, 2015
Finally in the calm waters of Halibut Cove, our wooden skiff intact, we could relax. Andy Hall

Ever wish you had just stayed home instead? When we launched our skiff from the Homer boat harbor, we knew exactly where we were going and how to get there.…

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April Calendar

April 1, 2015
It’s a big world out there to explore – especially in Alaska, where the adventures never cease. MELISSA DEVAUGHN

April 8 Bike maintenance basics 6-7:30 p.m., REI, Anchorage Routine maintenance on your bike can keep you riding smooth and prolong the life of your bike. Join an introductory class…

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