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Far North

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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My wife and I spent nine days in southcentral Alaska in July 2006 and had a wonderful time.  The activity I enjoyed the most was my bike ride on the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail in Anchorage.  I rented a bike downtown and within minutes I was on the trail.  The scenery is so beautiful, and the trail is so wooded much of the way that it is hard to believe that you are so close to the business district of a large metropolitan area.  The trail is over 10 miles in length, so you can get a good workout as well.  The highlight for me was being stopped by a large bull moose along the trail.  I told a young lady next to me that this sure never happens to me when I ride my bike back home! 

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