Alaska - Nature at it's purest
Alaska the name itself conjures up visions of unadulterated natural beauty,
of pristine glaciers and wildlife roaming wild,
of bone chilling biting winters
and bright sunny summer nights.
Yes you can never go wrong with making Alaska your travel destination
You still ask why?
Ok then, start making some notes..
: Walking on the glacier at midnight - yeah you will have sunshine at midnight
: Driving on the road along side Moose - oh and Bears too
: Natural phenomenon verging on the Supernatural - Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
: Famous National Parks like Denali and hidden gems like Wrangell-St. Elias
Alaska's most populous city with more than 40 percent of the state's total population. Located in Southcentral Alaska, it lies slightly farther north than Oslo, Stockholm, Helsinki and Saint Petersburg.
Fairbanks is the second most populous metropolitan area in Alaska after Anchorage. It is home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, the founding campus of the University of Alaska system.
Denali National Park
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,320' Mount McKinley. Wild animals large and small roam unfenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Kenai Fjords National Park
At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice. Native Alutiiq relied on these resources to nurture a life entwined with the sea. Today, shrinking glaciers bear witness to the effects of our changing climate.
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
America's Largest National Park. At 13.2 million acres which is bigger than the country of Switzerland, Wrangell-St. Elias stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America, Mount St. Elias (18,008) to the ocean. Yet within this wild landscape, people have been living off the land for centuries and still do today. The park is a rugged yet inviting place to experience your own adventure.
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