A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
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For the first time ever in the ski area's history, Alyeska Resort opened Max's Mountain to the public on Saturday from the peak's summit.
A decades-long dream of backcountry hikers to construct a network of destinations in remote sections of the Kenai Peninsula accessible mainly by the Alaska Railroad took a step forward this month.
What's better, bagging a giant king salmon or a kokanee, the landlocked red salmon that rarely exceeds 14 inches? A Kodiak brown bear more than 1,000 pounds or a chukar, a small game bird in the pheasant family? Outdoor Life magazine, apparently, prefers modest species gathered in pleasant weather.
New rock slides and washouts have closed the northern part of the Taylor Highway in Interior Alaska again, the state Department of Transportation said today.
Heavy rains have plagued the 160-mile mostly gravel road for nearly a month. Washouts and mudslides led to other closures in that time.
The road runs from the Alaska Highway just east of Tok to Eagle on the Yukon River. At Mile 95, the Top of the World Highway branches off and heads toward Dawson, Yukon Territory.
The road currently is open from the Alaska Highway only to Chicken at Mile 67. The northernmost 93 miles of the Taylor are closed, it said. The highway cannot be used to drive to or from Dawson, the state said.
The closure prompted the department to cancel two convoys it planned for today from Mile 97 to Eagle. The department rescheduled those convoys for Monday morning, weather permitting.