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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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I was in Alaska from April 30 to May 14 with my son. We spent the entire time with an outfitter who works out of Cordova. We each had a 10 day sport fishing license...and althought we experienced rain just about every day, it was still an experience I will never forget. We saw sea otters, eagles, coyotes, black tailed deer and lots of bears. Although we went halibut fishing, we did not catch any because it was still early in the season. We did catch quill backs that were very good eating. We even got to see the Copper River salmon fleet stationed in Cordova head out on the first day for the red salmon...I believe the plane rides with the bush pilots were awsome as one cannot begin to describe the scenery. Alaska is indeed an incredible place to visit.

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