Alaska Outdoor Reports User-submitted reports on outdoor conditions around the state of Alaska. en-us Chester Creek Trail Aug 5 10AM: A black bear spotted on trails between RJS (last night) and Chester Creek Trail (this morning) east of Goose Lake. It left the trail shortly after I started talking to it and putting my arms overhead to appeal bigger. Report by John McCormick Mon, 05 Aug 2019 20:56:27 -0400 Prospect Heights trailhead Jul 30 4PM: Found today a pair of hiking poles in the Prospect Heights parking lot. If they are yours let me know. Email: Report by Meg Wed, 31 Jul 2019 02:26:40 -0400 Bird to Gird Trail Jul 9 4PM: Cycled Indian to Girdwood. 82F, moderate smoke. Few cyclists. Report by devo Wed, 10 Jul 2019 03:03:10 -0400 Far North Bicentennial Park Jul 7 6PM: FOUND KEY
Subaru car key with star medallion keychain on Homestead trail. Email: Report by amie Mon, 08 Jul 2019 03:14:51 -0400 Crow Pass from Girdwood Side Jul 6 3PM: Trail in very good condition today; the usual swarms of black flies at the parking lot and some during the first mile. Trail has not yet been brushed in anticipation of the Crow Pass Crossing trail race, but no problems encountered. Eight goats seen resting in a small patch of snow about 2 miles (?) in -- look for them to your left as you ascend. We went only as far as the toe of Raven Glacier a short distance past the Pass high point. Report by Loraine Sun, 07 Jul 2019 04:52:14 -0400 Crow Pass Trailhead Jun 29 2PM: Linda, the following was posted on the Crow Pass Facebook page about 1 p.m. today, Sat., 6/29/19:

6/29/19 Trail Update: just a heads up that Eagle River water levels are high right now. Water height at ford site is pretty much waist high on most people. Use caution, take your time crossing, cross in the morning if you can (water levels tend to be a little lower then). If you aren’t comfortable crossing, then turn around and go back the way you came. Be safe everyone! Report by Loraine Sat, 29 Jun 2019 22:40:19 -0400 Raven Glacier Jun 29 11AM: Does anyone know what the trail conditions are to Raven Glacier? Report by Linda Sat, 29 Jun 2019 20:01:30 -0400 Girdwood Berry Pass Trail Jun 22 4PM: We encountered a black bear sow and cub in the subalpine zone about 2 miles from Berry Pass over the weekend. This is the same location that another hiker reported seeing the bears the day before. My guess is they are hot and staying close to the large fan of snow below the waterfall and enjoying the foraging in the adjacent meadow. Report by TC Mon, 24 Jun 2019 22:43:03 -0400 Kincaid Park Jun 20 3PM: Very aggressive cow moose w newborn calf Good Greff Nw section. Charged
Report by Red8wop Thu, 20 Jun 2019 23:06:50 -0400 Hillside Jun 20 3PM: Found a Car key on Spencer’s around 2:30pm today. We left it by the Hilltop xc ski TH, on the sign board. Report by HCB Fri, 21 Jun 2019 04:48:37 -0400 Hillside Jun 19 7PM: There have been a number of black bear sightings in the mid-Hillside neighborhoods adjacent to the Hillside ski trails over the past four weeks. Everything from a large lone black bear tearing down bee boxes in a neighbors yard, to subadults playing in somebodies yard, and to a juvenile licking a neighbors outdoor patio table, and a recreationist getting bluff charged by a subadult black bear adjacent to the pedestrian bridge on the multi-use trail that runs adjacent to Abbott. This is a tough time of year for all wildlife. Travel in groups, make noise, don't listen to your headphones, and always carry a bear deterrent in a readily available place on your person (belt or chest harness). Report by TC Thu, 20 Jun 2019 17:03:50 -0400 Hillside Singletrack Trails Jun 19 1PM: Someone has been putting anti-Pebble stickers on the STA signs. It is a mistake to use the STA signs as political billboards, so I removed the stickers. I will continue to remove political stickers, regardless of the message.

The very low tree on the Jive has been removed. Lower Llama has started featuring daily very fresh black bear scat. I recommend singing country songs. I do, and don't see people or bears. Report by Julian Mason Thu, 20 Jun 2019 03:31:07 -0400 Rabbit Creek Valley Jun 14 9PM: Anyone have data on the Rabbit Lake trail? Still snow or not? Report by Bear Sat, 15 Jun 2019 05:09:57 -0400 Reed lakes Jun 14 6PM: Lost toddler patagonia fleece jacket blue and white. Report by andrew Sat, 15 Jun 2019 02:08:14 -0400 Bird to Gird Trail Jun 13 2PM: Perfect bluebird day - did Indian to Girdwood Trail RT. Few bikers, no bears or moose. Report by devo Fri, 14 Jun 2019 03:09:08 -0400 Rabbit Creek Valley Jun 10 10AM: Road to the backside of Flattop and Rabbit Creek is closed during the week before 5pm due to road construction. Report by Helen Tue, 11 Jun 2019 00:34:33 -0400 Archangel Road Jun 9 11PM: open and in beautiful shape to the bridge Report by redwop Mon, 10 Jun 2019 07:12:15 -0400 Far North Bicentennial Park Jun 9 12PM: Two black bears (what appeared to be a large sow and one second year cub) crossed O'Malley at Homestead Trail Rd into Far North Bicentennial Park. They entered the park at the short link trail by the road culvert just east of the pedestrian bridge. They then followed the Abbott trail east towards the Hillside nordic trail parking lot. Report by TC Sun, 09 Jun 2019 20:38:34 -0400 South Fork Eagle River Jun 7 10AM: Looking for information on trail conditions to Symphony Lakes Report by Elizabeth Fri, 07 Jun 2019 18:19:37 -0400 Archangel Road Jun 6 10PM: Looking for info on Reed Lakes trail. Is Archangel road/trailhead snow free? Report by Sandy Fri, 07 Jun 2019 07:11:48 -0400