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Un esquimal mira a través de un paisaje nevado

As Alaska’s visitors cross the Arctic Circle, legend has it that many pilots give the plane a slight “bump” letting passengers know they’ve crossed the legendary circle. Alaska’s Arctic is home to the Inupiat Eskimos, many who still live a subsistence lifestyle and still preserve their history verbally from generation to generation. The Far North is filled with a rich history and natural wonders, from the gold rush days of yore to the Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve.

The communities of Alaska’s Far North are accessible from Fairbanks or Anchorage via jet or small aircraft. This is one of Alaska’s most diverse regions, filled with cultural opportunities, wildlife and a landscape ranging from coastal plains to mountain ranges.

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Had a great time. This is my 6th trip to Alaska, 4 on vacation & 2 on business (but I was able to tack on a day trip for these, too). We love going to the Kenai Penisula. The fishing is great of out of Homer, with Capt. B for halibut & silvers. Also, in Soldatna, get a guide with Strieby's Guide Service. The lower Kenai is the place for kings. In Homer, the places we like to eat are Fat Olives, Cups, & the Sourdough Bakery. Food is great. This is the first time we have used bed & breakfast places to stay, which really worked out great. This year was a little on the cool side, but we didn't mind getting away from the heat. The salmon seemed to be running a little late, too, but I still did OK & shipped home 97 lb for three days (slivers, king, & halibut). I like hiking without many people around, which is the way it is in Alaska. This year my sister & her hsband went on a separate trip, & they fell in love with Alaska, said they now understood why I keep coming back.

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