Heat beaters flock to Eklutna Lake

On July 7th, a scorching hot July 4 weekend day, hundreds flocked to Eklutna Lake to find some relief along its shore and frigid waters.

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Eklutna Lake by Foot, Skis, Bike, Skates or Snowmachine

Conditions on Eklutna Lake during the first two weeks of February had been perfect for skiing, skating, biking, hiking and snow machining.

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We northerners live in a wondrous world of ice

Our world of ice is beautiful. I can remember as a child in Seward staring at the colorful prism created by sunlight striking ice sickles.

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Eklutna Dam end stirs memories of past

We welcome the water flowing unimpeded from Eklutna Lake while honoring those who went before from the old dam that did its job admirably.

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Crowd gathers to celebrate removal of Eklutna dam

About 150 people gathered and formed a bucket brigade at Eklutna Lake for the removal of a dam blocking salmon runs for nearly 90 years.

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With no wind, Eklutna Lake was glass, mirroring the snow-capped mountains and the emerging green on their lower flanks.

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Eklutna Lake becomes a 3,200-acre skating rink, at least for a few days

On the afternoon of New Year’s Eve, skaters with colorful parasails tacked hard into a steady southeast wind.

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Eklutna Lake: Walking a shore less traveled

Ducks startled me as they passed above Eklutna lake. “Important things are happening here all the time,” I mused. "I wish we had more time to notice.”

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Ten Local Picturesque Hikes

If you haven’t done it already, it’s time to stretch the legs and get in some easy summer hikes to limber up and prepare for some of the harder ones.

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From Yesteryear: Autumn Bushwhack Includes a Mystery

It was late Sept. 1995 and my Newfoundland dog Charlie and I had earlier crossed the dam at the outlet of Eklutna Lake at its south end.

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