recreation

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

Winter seems to be holding out enough for the 31st running of the Tustumena 200 sled dog race. Race Director Tami Murray joins us this week to talk about how the course is shaping up, which local teams will be lined up and how you can volunteer (just go here). An official starting location will be announced before the race on Jan. 27.

Courtesy of Tony Doyle

Local backcountry skier Tony Doyle and Wendy Wagner, director and forecaster at the Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center (www.cnfaic.org), talk about avalanche awareness in the Kenai Mountains. Learn what slopes you should know, what safety gear is worth the dough and what conditions are a no-go to stay safe in the mountains.

Jenny Neyman/KDLL

On June 6, 1912, a newly formed vent unleashed the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century in what became known as the Valley of 10,000 Smokes in Katmai National Park and Preserve. Today, it's a fascinating backpacking destination for anyone with an interest in geology or just an appreciation for impressive scenery.
Host Jenny Neyman speaks with Cathy Bell, chief of interpretation and education at Katmai National Park and Preserve, about the geology of the valley and how to plan a visit.

Tsalteshi Trails Association

 

Racing in Alaska isn’t for the faint of heart.