Alaska Outdoor Reports User-submitted reports on outdoor conditions around the state of Alaska. en-us Kincaid Park Singletrack Advocates (STA) Trails Aug 8 10AM: Welcome to the club . Parked car at Kincaid and jobpher parking lot about 10 AM back around noon. No valuables left in car. Smashed my window and took all my recycle bags, one of which was a LuLu Lemon large bag. Nothing of value taken except for the damage to the car. Previously no glass in parking lot, but there is now. Reported online to APD Bummer Report by Susan Negus Tue, 08 Aug 2017 21:25:44 -0400 Kincaid Park Aug 6 4PM: Black bear (collared) with 2 cubs on the entrance road at the foot bridge, went into the woods south side of road. Report by Marty Mon, 07 Aug 2017 20:09:39 -0400 Eagle River - North Fork Aug 5 6PM: Brown bear on moose kill along Meadow Creek (the drainage between Magnificent and Black Tail). He's dragged the carcass into an alder patch on the south bank of the creek and is guarding it aggressively. The kill is about a half mile upstream from the low notch hikers ascend to before heading east to Magnificent. Note the bear poses no danger to hikers on Magnificent or Black Tail, but if you intend to travel up Meadow Creek to access peaks farther back, you should probably stay high and side hill for about a mile upstream from the notch. Or better yet, maybe postpone for a few days. Report by Thomas Pease Sun, 06 Aug 2017 01:55:32 -0400 Kincaid Park Aug 3 11AM: My car and one other had windows smashed in at the Raspberry lot sometime between 10:30 and 11:30 AM. Seems to be happening a lot lately; may be a good idea to park at the chalet if it makes sense for your loop until people stop being jerks. Report by Alison Fri, 04 Aug 2017 20:47:27 -0400 Glen Alps Jul 30 12PM: In response to the July 16 posting by "Dave and the Dogs" regarding trail work being done on the back side (Canyon Road access) of Flat Top, the following link provides information on this project: Report by Loraine Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:21:36 -0400 Kincaid Park Jul 26 6PM: Came across a fairly large black bear while running on the Mize Loop, near the backside of the trail, around 6:30pm on Wednesday. The bear didn't seem too bothered by the presence of me and my dog and kept doing its thing after seeing us. Report by Kyle VP Thu, 27 Jul 2017 19:04:04 -0400 Kincaid Park Jul 26 5PM: While biking from the Raspberry Road trailhead, my vehicle was broken into by the individual smashing the passenger side window. This occurred at approximately 5pm on a Monday. Judging by the auto glass in the parking lot, this has happened several times before. Wallet and phone were stolen; watch your valuables! Report by Andrew M Wed, 26 Jul 2017 19:20:10 -0400 Kincaid Park Jul 25 8PM: Black bear sow with cubs encountered on Mize, just before the cut off to head back to the chalet (after Sisson Trail turn off). Report by Taylor F Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:25:18 -0400 Hatcher Pass Jul 22 8AM: Snowbird to Bomber traverse, great conditions, easy walking on glaciers. One mellow black bear near Bomber Hut. Report by Sarah Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:43:24 -0400 Flattop Trail from Canyon Rd Jul 16 9AM: Anyone know the story behind the fresh "maintenance" on the trail up the southwest flank of Flattop from Canyon Road? This trail isn't prone to flooding, yet someone cut numerous diagonal drainage trenches across the section up through the alders. At best, these trenches will be ineffective, but at worst they are likely to promote gullying, especially where there was an attempt to drain the small bog near the upper limit of the alders. A rock causeway across the bog would have been a welcome improvement, but now there is just a muddy mess... Report by Dave and The Dogs Sun, 16 Jul 2017 22:40:48 -0400 Government Peak Recreation Area Jul 15 7AM: Reports of a black bear killed 100 meters west of the upper mtb trails on Saturday. Carcass remains and could bring in other bears. Use your judgement about riding/hiking there. May want to avoid altogether. Report by BLT Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:03:49 -0400 Glen Alps Jul 12 11PM: Lost my key somewhere on the back side of flattop. If you see a lost key, please call 203 four one four 99 two one. Thanks! Report by dario Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:35:38 -0400 Hatcher Pass Jul 11 7PM: Has anybody done the Bomber Traverse recently? I'd like to get an update on the status of the glaciers if possible (i.e. snow covered, bare ice, etc.). Trying to decide upon the best gear to bring. Report by George Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:23:46 -0400 Mirror Lake Coyote Trails Jul 11 2PM: This is actually for the Mirror Lake Singletrack trails, but those trails aren't on the drop down menu
I went to check out these new trails - very well done! Chugach Mountain Bikers should be proud!
The best part is I saw nobody else riding today Report by red8wop Tue, 11 Jul 2017 23:46:58 -0400 Hillside Jul 11 10AM: Black Bear sow with one cub where the Lighted Loop is next to the bike path and the lower field gate at Service HS. I had my Karelian Bear Dog on leash, and bear spray. The bear ambled off down the ski trail toward "Why Not" corner. Please be careful, but I hope everyone continues to enjoy our trails. I felt pretty confident with the dog and the bear spray. I had the spray out, ready to go, but luckily did not have to use it. Report by LKytomaa Lane Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:03:32 -0400 Hillside Jul 11 10AM: Oops, slight correction, the corner is called Why Stop. I'll blame that on adrenaline. Report by LKytomaa Lane Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:23:22 -0400 Hillside Jul 9 10PM: Katie-Rabbit Lake Trail is open to biking. Report by Julian Mason Mon, 10 Jul 2017 06:42:43 -0400 Rabbit Creek Valley Jul 9 9PM: Rabbit Lake trail is open to bikes, but the McHugh side is not. See this brochure. Report by Kyle Mon, 10 Jul 2017 15:51:16 -0400 Rabbit Lake Trail Jul 8 12AM: Is the rabbit lake trail open to mountain biking? Report by Katie Hickey Sat, 08 Jul 2017 08:14:25 -0400 BLM Campbell Tract Jul 7 3PM: Took my German shorthair out for run. Started at Elmore trailhead. Got about 200 yds. Past creek and couple ladies with dogs told me black bear sow and cub on trail just ahead. I turnedaroumd and went up hill towards Service. It's wonderful having so many bears and moose I need town! Report by Pere Davison Sat, 08 Jul 2017 02:17:30 -0400