Category - The Great Outdoors

Byers Lake

August 11, 2017 by Casey Ressler
Byers Lake, tucked into Denali State Park, is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise, as it offers amazing hiking, canoeing, kayaking and camping opportunities year-round. The lake, located at Mile 147 Parks Hwy, (Highway 3), is in the heart of Denali State Park, and getting there is half the fun, as the...

Chasing Kings

June 21, 2017 by Casey Ressler
If your dream day begins by waking up at 3 a.m. on your day off, just so you can hit the river by 6 a.m., you aren't alone - you are a salmon angler and right now, the place to be is on the water, chasing king salmon as they enter Mat-Su Valley streams. King salmon fishing has been fair to average...

Week of adventure

February 26, 2016
Matanuska Glacier trekking in the winter is an amazing experience. This week, Anchorage hosted a 700-person conference of tour operators called Go West, and as part of the convention, Southcentral Alaska was abuzz with activity, as operators wanted to experience Alaska in the winter. And it didn't...

Ice fishing fun

February 16, 2016
The Mat-Su Kids Ice Fishing Derby had several hundred anglers in 2015. On Saturday, Feb. 20, Finger Lake is an ice fishing Mecca for kids of all ages, as the Mat-Su Kids Ice Fishing Derby takes place. This family-friendly event has become quite the popular one in the Valley, with hundreds of kids...