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Outdoor Explorer invites listeners to step outside into Alaska. Discover a new trail or fishing hole, learn what to pack, when to go, and most importantly how to stay safe. Learn about life-long fitness and get inspired to go outside in the backcountry from the people who know the land best – outdoor guides, park rangers, coaches, authors, artists, lodge owners, bush pilots, educators and you, the explorer.

Listen to Outdoor Explorer on KSKA FM 91.1 in Anchorage, AK.
Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Alaska Made: Revel Treks and Tours | Outdoor Explorer

Kierre Childers shares her story of becoming a small business owner leading hiking and backpacking trips in Southcentral Alaska.

Honoring the lost and hiking Gold Star Peak | Outdoor Explorer

Many mark Memorial Day by taking to mountains and trails. That includes the challenging journey up Gold Star Peak.

Paddling into Summer | Outdoor Explorer

After a long winter, kayaks and canoes are finally appearing from beneath piles of snow, rivers are running and the ocean beckons.

Voices of the Wilderness | Outdoor Explorer

On this week's Outdoor Explorer host Paul Twardock discusses art and the US Forest Service's Voices of the Wilderness Program.

Volunteering in the outdoors | Outdoor Explorer

Whether maintaining trails, teaching beginners or picking up trash, volunteers are the core of the outdoor community.

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame | Outdoor Explorer

Hear from Harlow Robinson, executive director of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. On April 30, the Hall will induct the class of 2024.

Mountains to Sea Trails | Outdoor Explorer

Newly created trails make it possible to bike, hike, run or ski from Glen Alps to Knik Arm of Cook Inlet without crossing a single road.

Arctic Traverse: A Brooks Range Journey | Outdoor Explorer

Michael Engelhard decided to hike and paddle from Canada to Kotzebue — a lifelong goal. His memoir is a mix of travelogue, history and more.

Veterans and outdoor therapy | Outdoor Explorer

The Cohen Clinic offers programs that address the wholistic needs of veterans, using the outdoors to heal from trauma.

Arctic Winter Games | Outdoor Explorer BONUS EPISODE

It's Alaska's turn to host the biennial event celebrating the sports and culture of the people who live in the circumpolar north.