Alaska Sports & Outdoors

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Alaska Sports & Outdoors

  • Hiking

    Overall, there are few developed trails in Alaska. Coming from a state where each little piece of land is owned by someone or something, I was so used to finding a marked trail and taking it. Alaska isn't like that but sometimes I still feel like I'm trespassing if I just hike wherever. Near Anchorage, in Chugach State Park and in Chugach National...

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  • Fishing for Salmon-yum!

    If you want to have fun...take a fishing trip on Millers Landing. If you hit it right, the salmon fishing can be great. Todd took the morning trip for 4 hours and caught a bunch! You can bring your own pole or rent one of theirs.

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  • Sport Fishing (Fresh-Water)

    One of the most popular activities in Alaska and you will love it I'm sure! Hooking a huge salmon must be a great memory for everyone who is visiting the Kenai peninsula an interested in fresh-water fishing from early May to August. Favourite pastime for many fisherman from beginners and professional sport fisherman equally. During the annual...

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  • Rafting!

    The most popular watersport in Alaska. One of the best rivers for rafting is definitely the swift Nenana River which offers thrilling raft adventures to visitors of Denali National Park. It runs along the park actually where you'll find many rafting outfitters in the region that will suit you up and take you down the river. The Cantwell outfitter...

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  • Glacier Hiking / Climbing

    There are lots of different guided tours at Matanuska Glacier for all. Can be great fun for families and for people who have no experience and prefer a guided trip. There are easy hikes doable for everybody and do not cost more than about 20 dollars, of course longer hikes are more expensive. Visit the website to find out more. Well, I'm not...

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  • Canoe Trails on the Kenai Peninsula

    Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is made up of a lot of lakes and a great system of canoe trails. You're able to either arrange a tour of this area which will supply you with the canoes/kayaks or you can bring your own. The Swan Lake canoe system, for example, takes you through like 20 lakes (and this is realitively small area when compared with the...

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  • Basketball anyone

    This ship does have a golf simulator, a ping pong table and a full basketball court. Equipment is provided on the ship.

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  • Timing Your Fishing Trip – Southcentral...

    I have had many people ask me what time of year they should come ffishing for certain species so I have decided to post a fish run timing chart. This chart covers an area roughly from Talkeetna to Homer or about 2 hours North of Anchorage to 4 Hours South. It should give you a pretty good idea of what fish you should plan to target when you get to...

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  • Skiing/Snowboarding - Hatcher Pass

    Unlimited routes, easy access and miles of untracked snow - can't imagine a better way to spend a winter's day!Hatcher Pass has many opportunities to explore for every ability and experience level. From 15 km of groomed ski tracks at Independence Mine to over a dozen peaks - snowboarders, skiiers sledders and snowmachiners all find plenty of snow...

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  • Skiing/Snowboarding - Manitoba Mountain

    "Some of the best telemark skiing to be had on the Kenai Peninsula"Manitoba Mountain is a backcountry ski area located an hour and a half south of Anchorage. It gets very little traffic and makes for a fantastic day out. One of the best features about Manitoba is it's relatively benine slopes. It is a safe place to ski and ride in ALMOST all...

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  • Center Ridge Ski Tour - Turnagain Pass

    This is one of my favorite day ski trips because Turnagain Pass often gets piles of new snow every week of the winter. Another feature that makes this area so idyllic is that motorized use is restricted to the other side of the highway so there is no competition for skiiers. (NOTE: Please don't get the wrong idea - I love snowmachines - they are a...

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  • Skiing Ressurection Pass Trail to Juneau...

    A great ski in to a fairly remote slice of the Chugach National Forest— The trip to Juneau lake is only one leg of the 40 mile traverse from Cooper Landing to Hope, Alaska. This trail system is very popular with hikers and mountain bikers in the summer and makes a great ski/snowshoe (or snowmachine) trip in the winter. To avoid snowmachines and...

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  • Hydration pack

    Well...Alaska is full of surprises. The weather can be cold or warm when you least expect it to be. Some of the visitors are amazed how hot it can be there during the summer and for some it comes a s a surprise the the summer nights can still drop the temperature close the zero (celcíus). So this state of surprises is sometimes difficult to...

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  • Glacier Bay N'nal Park and Preserve

    Well, I didn't had a chance to made it down here, but oh, you lucky who ever gets a chance. I am jealous. Tell me all about this wonderland...! :)The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve provides opportunities for adventure, a living laboratory for observing the ebb and flow of glaciers, and a chance to study life as it...

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  • Mountain Running

    Mountain running. If you do not get enough out from your daily flat runs, this might be a thing for you, my friend. It makes you cry and sweat and your muscles to ache, but on the top, you feel alive.You might get hooked, even when you wonder during the run why you decide to do it. Surfing down is the fun part. Just remember to move from side to...

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  • River Rafting

    It is a lot of fun! I mean FUN! And what would be better place to do it than Alaska with its 3000 rivers...Yes, you name it.There is lots of good maps and guide of rivers that are useable for rafting. Renting a raft is pricy in place like Anchorage, so check out pricelists before you purchase anything. Remember life vests and if you are kayaking,...

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  • Dog sledding

    There are several kennels, such as the one in Denali, which offer tours and dog sled rides. Other tours allow participants to travel by dogsled into more remote areas. But its impossible to get the whole Alaskan experience without at least taking a tour and a sled ride.

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  • Fishing

    Alaska has approximately 3 million lakes in additional to vast coastal areas, All five species of salmon can be found in the waters. People come to Alaska from all over the world for the fishing. The Kenai River, one of the most popular fishing spots in Southeast Alaska, is road accessible.

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  • smaller airplanes

    Fishing trips, you have to know where to fly to get away from the mad rush of people around Anchorage to fish. If you go to small airplanes they can take you out to where the fishing is great and not the combat fishing on the road system. All you need is your fishing equipment and the guides will do the rest. Although you still have to catch the...

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  • Nenana Ice Classic

    Since 1917, Alaskans have been betting on when the ice in the Nenana river will break up. A wooden structure is planted in the river ice and attached to a clock by a guy-wire. Guess the day and time and you can win $300,000! Each guess will cost you $2.50, drop it in the red can and you are entered. Good Luck.Visit the website, it is a lot of fun.

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  • Salmon fishing on the Gulkana River

    The Gulkana River which follows a portion of the Richardson higway has some access points where you can fish it for Salmon in July. Between Gulkana & Glennallen are some areas to concentrate. The best time for Kings are the middle two weeks in July I was flyfishing and the smallest weight rod that should be used is at least a 9wt, using leader...

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