Alaska Outdoors

Weird world of northern dinosaurs coming into focus

The tale is separate from the one we learned as kids.

When secret fishing spots aren’t so secret

This fishing spot is mine, all mine … but not really.

A sleepless walk under the midnight sun

An epic way to celebrate solstice.

This and that: Sundews, pines, spider and bees

Sundews are not our only insectivorous plants.

Monitoring a mystery bird in Yakutat

Researchers are joining others to unravel the mysteries of the Aleutian tern.

Completing the experience means taking the time to enjoy it and not get too excited about that burger waiting once you get back to town. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

An engineer of delayed gratification

I used to be in a big hurry.

Completing the experience means taking the time to enjoy it and not get too excited about that burger waiting once you get back to town. (Jeff Lund | For the Juneau Empire)

Part of trail will be closed for work

A portion of the trail will remain open.

Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mount Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sustainability in the summertime

Time to learn, read and fish.

Downtown Juneau as seen from the Mount Bradley Trail in July 2017. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

How many glaciers are there in Alaska?

There’s no easy answer.

Putting down roots: The evolution of moss and maple trees

An invasion of land plants millions of years ago.

These ducks are among many moving northward

Researchers first saw ruddy duck nests in Yukon Flats in 2013.

Sights, sounds and smells of spring

Springtime in Juneau tickles the senses.