The idea behind “American River Renegades” was to feature people who make their living along the water. For PJ Simon, a Koyukon Athabascan who grew up at the foot of the Brooks Range, that means subsistence fishing and hunting.
More than 300 people took the trek up messy and very muddy Arctic Valley Road Saturday afternoon to participate in the 10th Merry Marmot Festival, a fundraiser and celebration of spring to wrap up the winter season.
Alaska has created specific community-quota hunts to help the regional Native corporation Ahtna and others obtain wild game, but Rep. Don Young said at a congressional hearing that they aren't working.Craig Medred
In the Cordova area, the USFS maintains 15 hiking trails covering 35 miles and 15 recreation cabins from the tip of Montague Island to the eastern Copper River Delta. The Cordova Ranger District is also an active participant in international migratory bird conservation programs.Jennifer Gibbins
Looking for a challenge, Fairbanks resident Elliot Wilson decided to learn to ride a unicycle, then signed up for and completed a 100-mile endurance race on it, proving the naysayers wrong along the way.Suzanna Caldwell
After 7 hours, 32 minutes of skiing Saturday, Tetlin teacher Barb Baysinger wrapped up the springtime 50-kilometer ski marathon in Fairbanks—an adventure known as the Sonot Kkaazoot—as excited as any champion who ever crossed a finish line, though she was last.Dermot Cole
Anchorage has Flattop. Palmer and Wasilla have Bodenburg Butte. Both destinations have reasonably sustainable trails, although work still needs to be done. Mount Baldy could be Eagle River’s Flattop, if it weren't so dangerous. Rick Sinnott
Disabilities are no barrier to enjoying winter sports at Challenge Alaska, where physical, developmental and cognitive differences just mean you might need some special equipment -- and some friendly support -- to get down the mountain.