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.
- 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?
- 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."
- 1:00 PM, Tue Jun 17, 2014 by Lost Lake Trail
Has anyone been over Lost Lake trail? Is it clear of snow?
- 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.
Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
- 1:00 PM, Mon Jun 16, 2014 by John McCormick
Bridge collapsed at Westchester Lagoon. See the ADN or Alaska Dispatch for details.
- 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.
- 11:00 PM, Fri Jun 06, 2014 by Dave
Completed Resurrection Pass at a leisurely 6 day pace with the kids. No snow, good trail conditions for hike or bike. Cabins were clean, but poorly provisioned. Bring toilet paper, and be prepared to chop wood...
Far North Bicentennial Park
- 8:00 AM, Fri Jun 06, 2014 by Cory Smith
L., the moose carcass was described to me as being northeast of Basher Road, in this general area: http://www.goo.gl/mWGmMq [link to map]. I don't know the exact location, so plus or minus a quarter mile or so from that marker.
Far North Bicentennial Park
- 7:00 AM, Fri Jun 06, 2014 by L. Kytomaa Lane
If anyone knows the approximate location of the dead moose calf found by Arctic Orienteering Club before yesterday's race, I would like to know, as I would prefer to avoid this area for the time being. Also, if Fish and Game is planning on removing the carcass, that would be nice to know too.
- 7:00 PM, Thu Jun 05, 2014 by Ed Strabel
All loops mowed today. Some sections of the trail look like golf course fairways. Still a few muddy sections.
Gov't Peak Race Trail
- 4:00 PM, Wed Jun 04, 2014 by Ed Strabel
Trail has been brushed and pretty much snow free to the top. Race is Sat AM. Start is at the new Rec Area.
- 10:00 AM, Tue Jun 03, 2014 by red8wop
Yesterday powder, today corn! Good firm freeze and crust-like but softening conditions, walked 100 feet and put the skis on, toured beyond High Grade. Still 4 feet on Trimbles stake.
The gate is still closed but it is pavement up to the mine. Good skiing on the road to the looker's left, although the first 100 feet have rocks sticking through. When the gate opens, skiable snow from the mine and up for a while
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