Outdoors

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

Super Summit Sunday: Fourth of July Peaks

I didn’t witness the superb athletes who marked the Fourth of July Peaks and glacial cirque on the east side of Resurrection Bay. Unless I missed seeing these tracks yesterday, it could have been part of today’s apparent Super Summit Sunday. Judging from the four sets of tracks, unless one […]

Super Summit Sunday: Race Point

Super Summit Sunday: Race Point

The same amazing snowboarder who powered partway up the steep face of Mt Marathon on Thursday, returned with a skier friend. Identified as Fred, he again powered straight up while the skier zig-zagged. Today, they headed for the Mt Marathon Race® Up trail, and hiked the rest of the way on […]

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

Resident Trumpeter Swan Family Returns

This afternoon, our resident Trumpeter Swan family, two adults and 3 cygnets (of the original 7 cygnets) flew over the Lagoon past the houses on the cliff. What a surprise for anyone who happened to be looking out their window to see them stroking past at eye level! The swan family […]

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

Snowboarder powers straight up Mt Marathon

A phenomenally strong and determined snowboarder powered straight up the steep face of Mt Marathon today around noon. I did not see the swift descent, but later noticed his tracks, zigzagging back down. Take a look tomorrow; they will probably still be there, etched into the snow. Seward sure has […]

Three people walk away after their Cessna 180 crashed near a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River in the Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, Alaska, Jan. 30, 2017. A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60T Jayhawk crew transported the three to Anchorage International Airport. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Coast Guard Rescues 3 from Kenai Peninsula Plane Crash

JUNEAU, Alaska — A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew located and rescued three survivors of a plane crash from a ridgeline landing strip in the vicinity of the Chakachatna River, in the Kenai Peninsula, Monday evening. The Jayhawk crew landed, brought the three survivors aboard and transported […]

Backcountry Film Festival Saturday, February 4

Backcountry Film Festival Saturday, February 4

Join your fellow winter enthusiasts for an evening of provocative and wild films of skiing, reflections, snow school, Antarctica and a trip to China. 11 Films! Saturday February 4, 2017, KM Rae Building 201 Railway 6pm potluck: Food – $5 for soup, bread and soft beverage 7pm films: $10 for […]

Desert Hiking in Winter: The San Diego Trans County Trail

Desert Hiking in Winter: The San Diego Trans County Trail

By Kelley Lane for Seward City News – In Seward, there are many ways that residents deal with the darkness and cold of winter. This winter, significant snowfall has returned recreational opportunities in the form of snowshoeing, skiing and snowmobiling to our community’s repertoire of winter activities. Other people change […]

Wilderness First Responder Classes: April 2017

Kayak Adventures will again be sponsoring a WFR class and a WFR Re-cert class in April this year.  Please be in touch any time with questions, or to reserve a space in the class!! Contact Trent at fun@kayakAK.com or 907.224.3960. Wilderness First Responder When :  April 19 – 27, 2017 Where […]

Chair 6. Photo: Alyeska Resort/Ralph Kristopher

Alyeska Opens Chair 6

By Allison Sayer for Seward City News – Before the lifts opened on Wednesday, December 21, a small crowd of mostly Girdwood locals were waiting on line at the base of Alyeska Resort. The skiers waiting for the lifts to open were chatty and friendly. Many had not seen each […]

URGENT WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ANCHORAGE AK 938 AM AKST FRI DEC 23 2016 Link here: https://inws.ncep.noaa.gov/a/a.php?i=7936556 WESTERN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…WHITTIER…SEWARD…GIRDWOOD… MOOSE PASS 938 AM AKST FRI DEC 23 2016 …WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM SATURDAY […]

Forest Recreation Updates guide winter adventurers

Forest Recreation Updates guide winter adventurers

As dynamic or deranged as recent winters have been in southcentral Alaska, hundreds of recreationalists can be grateful for timely, informative conditions updates from Chugach National Forest Seward Ranger District Forest Technician Irene Lindquist. Lindquist emails interested locals and visitors site-specific news of snow cover, ice thickness, mud levels, and […]