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  1. Campbell Creek Trail

      [Anchorage] - 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.
  2. Kincaid

      [Anchorage] - 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.
  3. Kincaid Park

      [Anchorage] - 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!
  4. Rabbit Creek Valley

      [Anchorage] - 9:00 PM, Mon Jul 28, 2014 by Nancy Pease

    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!
  5. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

      [Anchorage] - 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."

    Details:
    www.muni.org>
    Departments>
    Parks and Recreation>
    (Clean & Green) Projects>
    (Trails and Greenways) Tony Knowles Coastal Trail Surface Rehabilitation
  6. Chester Creek Trail

      [Anchorage] - 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:
    Muni.org>
    Departments>
    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)
  7. GPRA

      [Mat-Su] - 11:00 AM, Tue Jul 22, 2014 by Mark

    All trails mowed July 21st in good shape for running, hiking, biking.
  8. Chester Creek Trail

      [Anchorage] - 10:00 AM, Thu Jul 17, 2014 by Bicycle commuter

    From BCA's Facebook page:

    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.

    https://www.facebook.com/BicycleAnchorage/posts/10152992007217166
  9. Kenai Trails

      [Kenai] - 8:00 AM, Thu Jul 17, 2014 by Bscott

    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????
  10. Russian Jack

      [Anchorage] - 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.
  11. Russian Jack

      [Anchorage] - 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
  12. Hatcher Pass

      [Mat-Su] - 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
  13. all

      [Anchorage] - 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.
  14. Upper Power Line Trail

      [Anchorage] - 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.
  15. Hatcher Pass

      [Mat-Su] - 7:00 PM, Mon Jun 23, 2014 by Sam

    How are the hiking trails lately? Any news on snow cover for Mint Valley, Reed Lakes, or others in the area?
  16. Lost Lake

      [Kenai] - 3:00 PM, Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Gavin Kentch

    re: Lost Lake: someone else's trail report:
    "Lost Lake Trail - biked from the Seward side to the cabin, then to the lake this weekend 6/7-8. No snow and only a couple small mud patches."

    source:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/alaska/2014-spring-trail-condition-thread-912317-2.html
    entry #44
  17. Seward

      [Anchorage] - 1:00 PM, Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Lost Lake Trail

    Has anyone been over Lost Lake trail? Is it clear of snow?
  18. Kincaid Park

      [Anchorage] - 7:00 PM, Mon Jun 16, 2014 by Tim Kelley

    Lower Lekish Trail - black bear sow and three (3) little cubs. They were headed for the bluff trail. A mom bear with three cubs is a stressed bear. So consider not hiking on the bluff trail. Hike/run/bike the ski trails in that area instead, so you and the bears can see each other before you get too close.
  19. Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

      [Anchorage] - 1:00 PM, Mon Jun 16, 2014 by John McCormick

    Bridge collapsed at Westchester Lagoon. See the ADN or Alaska Dispatch for details.
  20. Hatcher Pass

      [Mat-Su] - 2:00 PM, Sun Jun 08, 2014 by Brenda Henry

    Went hiking last night at the end of Arcangel Road. The weather was perfect and the temperature was warm. Didn't see any bears but a lot of people. Lost my cell phone while hiking down a trail off the side of the road. if anyone finds a droid in a black and grey case with a faded set of lips on the back, it will be a miracle and I'd love to know.


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