THINGS I LEARNED WHEN I WAS IN ALASKA
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.
- •No words or pictures can truly describe or prepare you for the natural beauty you see when you are there.Denali National Park
- •Mt. Denali is only visible about 30% of the time due to weather conditions & clouds that hide the summit.Mount Denali
- •Summertime means 24 hours of daylight. I thought they would have a few hours of darkness. No, not even at midnight.Midnight at Copper Center, Wrangell Mts.
- •It is possible to drive the Richardson Highway in June & not see any traffic for miles.Richardson Hwy. south of Delta Junction
- •There is almost no litter on the highways.Parks Highway with Denali in the distance
- •Everyone is friendly & helpful.Copper River rafting guide
- •The Museum of the North at University of Alaska, Fairbanks, is awesome.
- •You can pull off along the highway to see the pipeline.Richardson Highway
- •You can walk to Exit Glacier.Near Seward.
- •Santa Claus lives in North Pole, Alaska.
- •Great food & entertainment at Fairbanks' Midnight Sun Festival during summer solstice weekend.Downtown Fairbanks
- •And finally, there are no snakes in Alaska; just a few moose in odd places.Ted Stevens International Airport