Alaska Outdoor Reports User-submitted reports on outdoor conditions around the state of Alaska. en-us 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 McHugh Peak Jun 2 1PM: Did McHugh Peak - accessed from Bear Valley. Scored one of the 5 legal parking spaces in the cul-de-sac - limited public access to Chugach State Park in South Anch. In the clouds most of the time, but a nice hike. Report by devo Mon, 03 Jun 2019 02:23:14 -0400 Prospect Heights trailhead Jun 2 11AM: Fresh blood, bear scat, and bones, thought to be of a dog, seen on the gasline maybe 2k from the Prospect Heights trailhead. State park rangers are aware. Report by Randy Mon, 03 Jun 2019 19:03:58 -0400 Willow Creek Jun 1 12PM: Lost and found on Willow Creek
I was on the old guardrail trail down to willow creek and found a Stihl chainsaw cover. Someone had cleared a notch through the fallen spruce. I placed the cover on top of the old road gate at trail head.
Report by paul Mon, 03 Jun 2019 16:50:42 -0400 Turnagain Arm Trail May 31 6PM: Did TAT with small group from Rainbow to McHugh. Lots of bear scat, some prints on trail. Signs posted about incident on Thursday w/ aggressive black bear. Boulders that came down from above and across the trail in the 30Nov earthquake - very impressive size, splintered trees, etc. ~Halfway between McHugh and Rainbow. Report by devo Sat, 01 Jun 2019 05:00:30 -0400 Portage Creek. May 31 5PM: Floated Portage Creek today. The level was high enough to start at the bridge and float easily through the boulder garden just below by staying river right. No sweepers or other major hazards. We took out near the road and did not float to the highway. Report by Greg V Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:25:54 -0400 Turnagain Pass May 27 1PM: Lyon Creek / Granite Creek water levels up. Had to pull around 3 or 4 trees, much as it was last year.
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Report by Paul Tue, 28 May 2019 21:11:04 -0400 Girdwood Multi-Use Trails May 25 10AM: This is not a report of the Girdwood trails but of Glacier Creek. (@csmith - might be worth adding the creek as a location.)

We tried to packraft it Saturday morning. Downstream of the hand tram about 150 yards there's a sweeper covering nearly all of the water from river right, with a doable sneak on the left about the width of a packraft. However, about 30 yards downstream of that, there's a sweeper from river left covering the entire creek, leaving no option but to get out river right and portage. Nobody in our party had been in a boat yet this season so we chose caution and went home. There was no obvious way to put in below the sweeper from the Crow Creek side; you might be able to cross the tram and hike downstream and put in somewhere. In any case, DON'T run the creek blind from the tram put-in. And note that scouting the sweepers is a pain - if you're at creek level, you have to climb a very steep slope with the help of a tied-off rope someone left there, or else you have to go back to the tram elevation and walk downstream until you can see the creek someplace.

Water level was also low on Saturday morning, to the point of narrowing the creek by about 50%. Might be better now with the gauge up a foot from Saturday morning. Report by Bear Mon, 27 May 2019 05:30:04 -0400 Turnagain Arm Trail May 23 3PM: Co-worker reported of an aggressive black bear along Turnagain Arm trail. Bear was reportedly not afraid of two people and two dogs, and they had to use bear spray as deterrent. Again, reportedly the same bear resurfaced at the McHugh trailhead Monday 27th and went after another group who ended up shooting at him. Report by KO Tue, 28 May 2019 23:18:23 -0400 Resurrection Pass May 22 8PM: Okay, we plan to go there on Memorial Day27-31 May. Does anyone know the conditions along the entire trail? Does anyone have a GPS track of the trail that they would be willing to share in case parts of the trail are snowed over and difficult to see? Thank you! Report by Karlene B Leeper Thu, 23 May 2019 04:14:53 -0400 Eagle River Nature Center May 18 9PM: Crow Pass from Girdwood to ERNC today (5/18/19) Winter conditions in the pass. Snowshoes a must for 4+ miles! Otherwise the trail you can find is in good shape, save for the trees, branches, etc. across the trail. River crossing well below knees, and 50’ across. Report by Lucas Parker Sun, 19 May 2019 05:45:55 -0400 Independence Mine May 18 7AM: The road is plowed but the crust is still in! Started to get soft around 10AM; other spandex clad folks were skiing up the valley when I was leaving so I presume the crust lasted a bit longer. Report by wayne Mon, 20 May 2019 17:19:18 -0400 Kincaid Park May 16 8PM: Kincaid ski trails are mostly dry and great for running and biking, but it's time to start watching for moose cows with newborn calves. We saw our first one of the season today a stone's throw from the bench at "Top of the Form" on Margaux's Loop tonight. Brand new calf that could barely stand, with momma close by. Report by Jim Fri, 17 May 2019 04:54:51 -0400