I recently went on a road-trip in Alaska. After years of reading & watching everything that involved Alaska, I thought I was well informed about what to expect. I was wrong.
  1. No words or pictures can truly describe or prepare you for the natural beauty you see when you are there.
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    Denali National Park
  2. Mt. Denali is only visible about 30% of the time due to weather conditions & clouds that hide the summit.
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    Mount Denali
  3. Summertime means 24 hours of daylight. I thought they would have a few hours of darkness. No, not even at midnight.
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    Midnight at Copper Center, Wrangell Mts.
  4. It is possible to drive the Richardson Highway in June & not see any traffic for miles.
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    Richardson Hwy. south of Delta Junction
  5. There is almost no litter on the highways.
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    Parks Highway with Denali in the distance
  6. Everyone is friendly & helpful.
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    Copper River rafting guide
  7. The Museum of the North at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is awesome.
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  8. You can pull off along the highway to see the pipeline.
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    Richardson Highway
  9. You can walk to Exit Glacier.
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    Near Seward.
  10. Santa Claus lives in North Pole, Alaska.
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  11. Great food & entertainment at Fairbanks' Midnight Sun Festival during summer solstice weekend.
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    Downtown Fairbanks
  12. And finally, there are no snakes in Alaska; just a few moose in odd places.
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    Ted Stevens International Airport