- 9:00 AM, Mon Sep 08, 2014 by Dave Bass
It looks like the spencer loop is being widened to Kincaid dimensions. There's no trail closed signage on the south rim of the middle fork gorge below Prospect Heights so we ran down down into Wall Street unaware of the carnage. Foot penetration was up to 4" in the new mud surface.
Progress marches on...
Why would bears NOT be "still roaming" everywhere in Anchorage's green space? They don't den up for at least a couple of months. There's still salmon in Campbell Creek and lots of berries everywhere. None of us should expect land managers to have to tell us that we're sharing space with bears.
BTW, MRab @ Kincaid on 7/31, when a bear stands up it isn't being aggressive, it is just trying to get a better idea of who/what you are.
BLM Campbell Tract
- 6:00 PM, Sun Sep 07, 2014 by On foot
Black bear sow an cub sighting near the heli landing pads. They were far enough away that they continued on their way without any interactions. No signage at trailheads that the bears are still roaming around the tract. Be on alert!
Winner C*r*e*e*k T*r*a*i*l
- 4:00 PM, Sun Sep 07, 2014 by John McCormick
This is a beautiful trail through hemlock forest to alpine tundra starting from behind the Alyeska resort. The trail is in great condition and there are lots of berries further in.
Campbell Creek Trail
- 8:00 PM, Sun Aug 10, 2014 by John McCormick
Black bear sighting: the bear was immediately off the paved pedestrian/bike trail that runs along the northbound-only extension of Spenard Road between Spenard and the Westchester Lagoon basin, The bear was apparently awaiting an opportunity to cross the road to get at the raspberries that have fallen from the bushes above the large painted retaining wall. This trail is now a part of the detour around the construction on the Chester Creek Trail.
- 5:00 PM, Tue Aug 05, 2014 by Deborah Tennyson
Two bear cubs playing on the right side of Mize Loop, off the trail in a disc golf area, just before the cut-off between the Puffin Climb and Chelles turn. About 5pm. Never saw the mom.
- 7:00 PM, Thu Jul 31, 2014 by MRab
Sow and two cubs on the cut through between Jodphur and the bike trail. The sow was not pleased to see me - she got up on her hind legs. Be alert and careful out there!
If you are heading to Peak 2 or 3 or Rabbit Lake: the trailhead on Upper Canyon Road is closed for parking until August 9 (long overdue road and parking improvements are underway). There is no legal parking along the road for at least 3/4 mile below the trailhead, either. I hope the State Park folks will learn from the DOTPF how to post notices on-site well before any construction, as I'm sure there will be dozens of unsuspecting hikers and bikers who will drive up there in vain. At least the parking situation will improve!
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
- 2:00 PM, Fri Jul 25, 2014 by John McCormick
"Construction repairs will be made to the southern section of the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail beginning on Tuesday, July 31 to Friday, August 1, 2014 (weather dependent).The trail will be closed from 8am to 4pm daily."
Parks and Recreation>
(Clean & Green) Projects>
(Trails and Greenways) Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Surface Rehabilitation
Chester Creek Trail
- 9:00 AM, Fri Jul 25, 2014 by John McCormick
The Chester Creek Trail is closed from Valley of the Moon Park to the Minnesota Drive tunnel. The detour map can be found by navigating the following:
Parks and Recreation>
(Clean & Green) Projects>
(Trails and Greenways) Chester Creek Trail Improvements>
(Project Information) Access During Construction
Note the shortcut to the Coastal Trail by continuing on Hillcrest past West High and into the neighborhood immediately south of Westchester Lagoon (Hillcrest>Forest Park>Castner)
- 11:00 AM, Tue Jul 22, 2014 by Mark
All trails mowed July 21st in good shape for running, hiking, biking.
For chester creek commuters - take note that the black bear mother and two cubs have been all along chester creek from woodside park (just east of the seward hwy) to UAA. they were seen on the chester creek trail monday and tuesday and have been most recently seen in the tikishla park area (by the scotty gomez rink). they havent shown any signs of aggression but giving them space is key. Keep your head up when biking through this area - not a good thing to come between mom and her cubs.
Does anyone know how muddy the Kenai Trails are? Johnson, Resurrection, Russian Lakes, Crescent, Lost Lake? Was super muddy around Juneau Falls back in the end of June, even before all this rain! Can anyone post info on trail conditions????
- 2:00 PM, Tue Jul 08, 2014 by John McCormick
Large black bear sighted, again today, on trail in Russian Jack Springs Park, south half, west side. This is less than 100 yards of the dumpster sighting yesterday and near the intersection of Pine Street and Reka Drive.
- 9:00 AM, Mon Jul 07, 2014 by John McCormick
A large black bear was observed feeding in a dumpster in the condo complex on the western boundary of Russian Jack Springs Park. The bear departed into the park.
If you see a bear in the developed area of the municipality, you can leave a report with ADF&G at 267-2257
- 10:00 AM, Fri Jul 04, 2014 by red8wop
The road to the pass is open, and skiable snow at the road. Several people hiking up to April Bowl for some July turns. Suncupped, but soft corn
- 12:00 AM, Wed Jul 02, 2014 by yogi-the bear and boo boo
RE bear reports:
Posting locations of bear sightings is something of a double edged sword. At the same time that it alerts responsible people of locations to avoid, it also identifies the locations of bears to hunters, curious idiots, aspiring photographers and so on. I dont know which has more value, but its something thats worth thinking about before you post.
Upper Power Line Trail
- 1:00 PM, Tue Jul 01, 2014 by mike
Two good size black bears, apparent traveling companions, roaming both sides of the valley and crossing the trail between the German Bridge and Green Lake.
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