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Local Trails

...trail in late summer and fall. Check out the nearby interpretive panels on Skilak Loop Road to learn more about the Pothole Lake forest fire that impacted this area in 1991. How to find it: At Mile 58 of the Sterling Highway, turn onto Skilak...
Refuge notebook: Dads in the wildlife world

...chick arrives.Our local champion of fatherhood may be the male red-necked phalarope, commonly found breeding in pothole lakes on the Kenai Peninsula. In a complete reversal of parental roles, phalarope dads build the nest, incubate the clutch...
Time flies when your living, working, playing the Alaska dream

...the "adventure" began. During my first summer, the Pothole Lake Fire required evacuation of Hidden Lake Campground during...and other national networks. Immediately after the Pothole Lake fire, I was quickly introduced to the Russian River...
Floodwaters recede, borough takes action

...over to Seward," he said.The borough is continuing to monitor a glacial lake behind Skilak Lake. The lake, called Pothole Lake, is held in place by an ice dam and releases every few years, Walden said. The borough isn't sure of the lake's...
Autumn afield well as the Surprise Creek Valley also are prominent from this vantage, as is the 8,000-acre footprint of the Pothole Lake Fire of 1991. Mona Spargo, a public relations specialist with the Chugach National Forest, said campgrounds there...
Abandoned campfires plague the Kenai Peninsula

...River (2,570 acres) and Swanson River (79,000 acres), the 1974 Chickaloon Fire (3,780 acres), the 1991 Pothole Lake Fire (7,900 acres) and the 1994 Windy Point Fire (2,800 acres). While the cause of the 2004 Glacier Creek Fire...


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