Tag: outdoor explorer

Crow Pass Trail in Chugach State Park

Chugach State Park

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we will dive deep into the history, planning and development of Chugach State Park with guests Monica Alvarez with the Department of Natural Resources, Ben Corwin the Park’s Chief Ranger, and Ryan Yelle, the Chairman of the Park’s Citizen Advisory Board.
Christine Byl

Dirt Work

Have you ever thought you needed to live in a yurt off the grid in order to be more connected to nature? This week on Outdoor Explorer our guest is author Chri/stine Byl. We discuss how you have to be a beginner in order to become an expert and misconceptions around what being more connected to nature actually means.
Government Peak Recreation Area

Nordic skiing in Alaska

Alaska has a plethora of cross country ski trails and the clubs that groom them. This week’s Outdoor Explorer talks with the people that make Nordic skiing happen in Alaska.
Les Stroud

Enjoying the outdoors is more fun when you’re prepared

On this week’s show, our guest is Les Stroud. You may know him as Survivorman but his passion for the outdoors extends far beyond survival. Our discussion covers many topics including survival, getting kids outside, urban adventures, and we talk about his numerous upcoming projects.
A brown bear feeds on a whale carcass on Admiralty Island

Reflecting on Alaska

On the next Outdoor Explorer, our guests will be two authors whose books reflect on Alaska through their relationships with our unique and challenging environment. Monica Devine, author of “Water Mask,” and Bjorn Dihle, author of “AShape in the Dark: Living and Dying with Brown Bears.”
Anna Garner

Women of the sea and sky

This week on Outdoor Explorer our guests are a sheep hunter who is becoming a commercial pilot and a boat captain. And they’re both women. We talk about not letting underrepresentation hold you back from doing what you love and of course there are some good adventure stories too!
Sadie and Marine out skiing together

Starting and ending World Cup ski careers

Alaska’s World Cup Ski Racers are a force to be reckoned with on the international racing circuit. On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking with two of them who have been making an impact lately: Sadie Maubet-Bjornsen and JC Schoonmaker.
Miguel Ramos

Bikes Belong

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll listen to an Alaska Outdoor Alliance Lunch & Learn session, Bikes Belong. The weekly series is open to the public and addresses topics important to the Alaska outdoor community. The Bikes Belong discussion brought together a diverse group of stakeholders in the future of Alaska biking.
Skeetawk Ski Area

The downhill ski areas of Alaska

Ski areas around Alaska are opening with the motto "Ski Well, Be Well." This show features ski areas around Alaska in this year of COVID.
Sonja Wieck

Sonja Wieck: Tales of Toughness

What happens when an 18-time Ironman athlete comes in second in her age group at the world championships and wakes up realizing she’s still the same person she was the day before?
Pioneer Peak

Preparing for winter recreation

Winter has arrived in Alaska and it's time to play in the snow! On this Outdoor Explorer we'll have Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News columnist and Rick Roth from Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking answering questions about winter recreation.
Sarah Histand near the Shubliks (

It’s OK to be a beginner in the outdoors

Do you remember what it's like to be a beginner at something? This week, on Outdoor Explorer our guest is Sarah Histand, she'll talk about overcoming the things that keep us from getting started, how to be a beginner when it seems everyone else is an expert, and functional strength at home.
A view of the Inside passage

Seeking horizons upon retirement

What do outdoor professionals do when they retire from a life in the outdoors? This week's Outdoor Explorer features Donna and Don Ford who retired from NOLS and travelled from Cabo to the mouth of the Yukon River.
A runner in an orange windbreaker and wearing a red running backpack descends a dirt trail with wet vegetation in the foreground and mountains rising into fog int he background

The Alaska Long Trail

On the next Outdoor Explorer, Lisa will be joined by Alaska Trails board secretary Chris Beck, former Governor Tony Knowles, and videographer Max Romey. They are all part of an effort to develop the Alaska Long Trail, an endeavor that would add Alaska to the list of epic thru hikes such as the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail.
Skier at Karl Eid Jumping Complex.

Ski jumping in Anchorage

On the next Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be talking about ski jumping with the Anchorage Ski Jumping Club. Our guests will be Karen Compton and Zak Hamill. Karen has been instrumental in the recent dramatic growth of the Anchorage Jumping Club, and she’s also a parent of two ski jumpers. Zak Hamill is the Club’s program director and head coach.
a caribou

The hunting life along the Denali Highway

Hunting is big part of Alaska life. If you live in Alaska you hunt or know someone who hunts. On this week's Outdoor Explorer we'll talk about the hunting life with John Schandelmeier.
Swimming one of the channels on the Nancy Lake Canoe Trail System

Swimming Alaska

In this Outdoor Explorer, we’ll be joined by Sheryl Mohwinkel, Melinda Greig and Jenny Kimball, open water long distance swimmers. This summer they swam the Nancy Lake Canoe Trail System, becoming possibly the first people to swim the traditional canoe route. Their future swimming adventures in Alaska are even more ambitious.
a capsized kayak

Performing in an emergency

How and why do we react the way do when we encounter a stressful situation in the outdoors? Deb Ajango joins us to discuss physiological responses and how to train to perform in an emergency.
Max Romey, combining watercolors and photography, photo courtesy Max Romey

Alaska’s storytellers

On the next Outdoor Explorer, author Chris Lundgren and videographer Max Romey, will share stories of Alaska. Chris is the author of Accidental Adventures: Alaska, a book about mishaps with good outcomes. Max is a videographer who uses watercolors, photography and film to tell stories about Alaska and beyond.
Carol Seppilu running outside of Nome, photo courtesy Carol Seppilu

Carol Seppilu: Strong resilient indigenous

On the next Outdoor Explorer, Carol Seppilu from Nome will describe her journey from suicide survivor to ultrarunner. September is Suicide Awareness Month and her shared message of Strong Resilient Indigenous is proving inspirational both state-wide and nationally.