Alaska Outdoor Reports User-submitted reports on outdoor conditions around the state of Alaska. en-us Hillside Jun 20 10PM: Trail running on the Besh Lighted Loop on the Hillside Trails and came up behind a large brown bear with 2 cubs. Luckily it was on a flat stretch and they did not see me. Be safe out there. Report by alaskapanic Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:17:44 -0400 Johnson Pass Jun 17 12PM: 10 feet of snow, south side is dryer than the north side, totally rideable, minimal sign of bears. Report by Jen Amstadter Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:31:33 -0400 Bird to Gird Trail Jun 17 9AM: Rode Indian to Girdwood Sat morning. Counted 24 bear scat on the trail btwn Bird and Gird. Gives perspective on bear activity in the area. Report by SteveP Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:06:08 -0400 Rabbit Creek Valley Jun 16 2PM: Lost a Sony camera on the trail. If found, call two two three, 49 four 7. Report by Andrew Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:13:39 -0400 Glen Alps Jun 16 12PM: Ship Lake Pass - There is only one snow field to cross between the trail fork and the pass. most of the trail is dry, but melting snow is running on portions of the upper trail. No bear scat on the trail. Report by jeanF Mon, 19 Jun 2017 18:50:41 -0400 Government Peak Recreation Area Jun 15 4PM: Lower section of the Blueberry Knoll Trail was weedwacked earlier today. (Took care of most of the cow parsnip.) Trail is in good condition. Looking for a few hardy souls to install three foot Carsonite poles along the South-East ridge of Government Peak from Blueberry Knoll to just short of the Summit.Call me if interested. 354-7524. Report by Ed Strabel Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:12:19 -0400 powerline Jun 10 4PM: Heading SE on Powerline from Glen Alps lot, trail is a little wet about 3 miles in followed by a couple patches of snow (about 10-20ft long) that still cover the trail, turned around after 4 miles, so not sure how the trail gets after that. Rest was fairly dry. Report by Emily Sun, 11 Jun 2017 04:07:17 -0400 Rabbit Creek Valley Jun 10 2PM: Hiked the Rabbit Lake trail to the lake. Lake is still well frozen with just a little break up around the edges. Trail was wet in several spots and there were a couple of well-packed short snow field crossings. Overall a great hike today! Report by BSkis Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:07:16 -0400 Kincaid Park Singletrack Advocates (STA) Trails Jun 9 11AM: Jay's warning below about moose (cows, calves, pregnant mothers, etc.) remains very pertinent. WARNING: There is a recent fallen birch tree on Bolling Alley a little ways clockwise from the west end junction in that loop. If you are biking counterclockwise (odd days) it is easy to come up on this very fast with minimal warning. The tree is large and at chest height - there is no way to avoid it. You must dismount to get past this. The next time I go to Kincaid I'll bring my saw and cut it out if nobody else does it first. (But if they do please make it public so I know!) Thanks. Report by Russell Hood Sat, 10 Jun 2017 19:22:13 -0400 Johnson Pass Jun 8 3PM: See comments below re June 1 trip over pass
Vegetation not a problem. Yet. Report by John patton Thu, 08 Jun 2017 23:52:46 -0400 Alaska Pacific University Jun 6 3PM: The damage at APU was done by vandalism. We are in the process of litigation against the person responsible and will be looking to get the damage fixed soon (I hope). Report by Marc Phillips Tue, 06 Jun 2017 23:17:05 -0400 Johnson Pass Jun 6 1PM: Does anyone have a current data regarding Johnson Pass trail for mtb? Snow? Mud? Vegetation? Report by Kirk Fisher Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:34:31 -0400 Cooper Landing: Russian River Campground Jun 4 12PM: Biked Russian Loop starting at end of Snug harbor Rd. Much drier than last year at this time, vegetation still quite low. No snow. Just a few mud areas. (one black bear on the trail, easily ran off). Really good trail right now. Report by Molly Bartel Wed, 07 Jun 2017 03:41:30 -0400 Crow Creek Trailhead Jun 4 11AM: Reached Raven Glacier from Girdwood side of Crow Pass, Crow Creek Trailhead, only crossing two fields of well packed snow, no sinking in. The first field 100 feet before the public use cabin, the second field 100 feet before the ascend to Raven Glacier. Just follow the footprints of this well used trail. Don't attempt to cross Crystal Lake which is completely under snow but full of water, skirt around the lake to the right. Fog obscured the view at times lifting then settling again but it did not rain or snow. Report by Suzanne Mon, 05 Jun 2017 05:16:51 -0400 Resurrection Pass Jun 4 7AM: Info request: how's the north side of Res looking for mountain biking? Any beta would be much appreciated! :D Report by Nate Bannish Sun, 04 Jun 2017 13:24:47 -0400 Alaska Pacific University Jun 3 4PM: Large portions of the trail closest to campus have been severely damaged by deep vehicle ruts. Does anyone know if this is the result of vandalism or is associated with a legitimate project still awaiting rehabilitation? Report by Bobbo Sun, 04 Jun 2017 06:01:10 -0400 Hillside Singletrack Advocates (STA) Trails Jun 3 3PM: Hillside trails are excellent, in case anyone was wondering, since the last report from the 21st commented on soft dirt or mud. Dirt was nice and dry, tacky without being dusty yet. Report by Bear Sun, 04 Jun 2017 05:59:54 -0400 Kincaid Park Jun 1 6PM: Kincaid trails are in good shape - watch for moose with calves, and black bears with cubs. Let's give them their space - take a different trail when you encounter them. A request to fellow riders: please put a bell on your bike to eliminate the stealth encounters when flying around turns. And, best to leave the dog at home - the dog, another rider, or both are going to end up injured. Thank you. Report by jayPeaboddy Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:52:56 -0400 Johnson Pass Jun 1 3PM: Went over north to south late last week with panniers and camped just before top. Lotsa pushing for old guys with luggage, but certainly navigable. Avalanche runout to cross near beginning and one patch of water to wade through, otherwise just some mud. No snow at top. South side perfect. Report by John Patton Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:11:36 -0400 Middle Fork Loop Trail May 30 5PM: Has anybody hiked/biked Middlefork recently? If you have any insight about conditions I would be very grateful. Thanks! Report by Wes Tue, 30 May 2017 15:50:26 -0400