Outdoors

Mt Marathon Bug-athon

Mt Marathon Bug-athon

50 flies with one swat. Swarms of flies in every video. Drowning flies in the Race Point Gatorade. General complaints and exasperation from runners, volunteers, and spectators from downtown to the top. Bugs are to be expected, but the explosion in a particular fly, the March Fly, caused most of these issues. […]

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

55 Pound King Salmon Bagged Near Seward

At about 4pm this afternoon, the Viking Sportfisher “Forty Niner” arrived in Seward Small Boat Harbor with “one of the largest King Salmon ever brought in to Seward” according to Forty Niner Captain Mike Nelsen. Nelsen with the help of his son Jasen as mate, guided 14 year-old Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme as she […]

2016 Women's Mount Marathon Winner Christy Marvin.  Photo Russell Stigall

Last Call for 2017 Mount Marathon Race Volunteers

It’s a great way to get involved in Seward’s most famous annual event, whether or not you’re a runner! July 4th is less than a week away, and we still need volunteers to help with all three races: Junior’s (8:45 to 10:45 am), Women’s (10:45 am to 1:30 pm) Men’s (1:30 to 4:30 […]

Catabatic Charters Open House Monday June 26

Catabatic Charters Open House Monday June 26

Catabatic Charters is now offering day and overnight sailing charters in Resurrection Bay and the Kenai Fjords National Park.  Climb aboard the 63 foot sailboat  Catabatic on Monday, June 26 for an open house and meet Captain Chris and Patti to learn about their new charter business and the features […]

Weed Pull 2013. Photo Courtesy of Kenai Fjords National Park.

Seward Community Weed Pull 2017

Seward, AK –Kenai Fjords National Park is partnering with the Kenai Peninsula Cooperative Weed Management Area (KP-CWMA) to sponsor a Seward Community Weed Pull on Friday June 30, 2017 from 10a.m. to 3p.m. at the Seward Middle School. We will be hand pulling the invasive plant Bird Vetch (Vicia cracca). […]

Salmon fishing is hot at SMIC Spring Creek

Salmon fishing is hot at SMIC Spring Creek

The small parking lot at the day-use Spring Creek Beach on the east side of the bay is almost always full as salmon fishing is hot. The new SMIC breakwater is already providing calm water in the channel for fishers as well as vessels. Work continues on the breakwater, as well […]

Humpback whales lunge feeding

Humpback whales lunge feeding

It’s always a treat to hear humpback whales breathe, see the explosive misty plume, watch them majestically cruise along, then wave their powerful flukes before sounding. Today, I watched what appeared to be a mom and a juvenile do all of the above from shore. White clouds of kittiwakes and other gulls shrieked above them, diving on […]