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Friends, family puzzled at Alaska man's homicide

...He was usually accompanied by his black cat, Ninja, which he taught to ride on his shoulder during hikes to Flattop Mountain or Rainbow Valley. The cat was at Hanson's sister's house when Hanson was killed, Hales said.Hanson was living...

...night. The crash site was described by the Federal Aviation Administration as approximately three miles south of Flattop Mountain. Four people survived a wreck Tuesday near the Eagle River Nature Center.
Public Safety encourages smart hiking in Alaska be smart about their hiking trips. The Department of Public Safety says a recent search and rescue mission on Flattop Mountain was one of about 10 incidents in which hikers either have been unprepared for winter-like conditions they've...
'Statehood' class of '59 returns in July

...Rabbit Creek. One evening in September of our sophomore year, Bruce and I hiked to just below the tree line on Flattop Mountain, pitched our tent, and drank, between the two of us, a full bottle of Old Granddad. Bruce was so excited by...
Anchorage plans to cut back rescue teams, services

...union, said its members can adapt to some of the cuts, but the public will notice the changes. "If you climb Flattop (Mountain) and you break your leg three-fourths of the way up, how do you get down?" he asked. "Since I've been...

...avalanche. Nick Coltman, 36, was at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Coltman was hiking a trail Saturday on Flattop Mountain in Anchorage when springlike weather triggered a slide. He tumbled about 600 feet and suffered serious injuries...
Ax can stop dangerous slides on snow, ice

...snow or ice. Many more go unprotected. Lewanski watched some in the snow-filled gully on the southwest face of Flattop Mountain on a recent weekend. "It's so enticing and seductive to get out on that snow," he said. "Everyone under 30...
Alaska Digest

...Alps trailhead. Chugach managers are thinking of closing the gate at the popular park on the Hillside and nearby Flattop Mountain at night. Early last week, vandals removed an "iron ranger," a fee-deposit box, from the Glen Alps parking...
Girl injured on Flattop Mountain

ANCHORAGE - A 16-year-old girl was injured when she fell on Flattop Mountain and hit some rocks. Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the girl slipped on snow about 500 feet below the mountain's summit...
Regional News
Grizzly runs over man exercising in Anchorage park

...grizzly as he and a friend were finishing a three-hour workout that took them from Hillside Park to the base of Flattop Mountain and back. Rogers happened to be wearing a heart-rate monitor. He thought his maximum heart rate was 180 but the...


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