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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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BONNIE BISHOP

My husband and I drove from Everson, WA to Alaska, June 30th, arriving in Palmer, AK July 3rd (2300 miles.)  We drove up the Alcan Hwy. and saw numerous wild animals within 20 feet including black and grizzly bears, caribou, stone sheep, male and female moose.  We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the drive up except the first day we were in a tundra of ever lasting trees.  When we finally broke out of it the wait was well worth it. 

After spending a few days in Palmer visiting our son and his family, we all headed to Denali National Park.  We were in the heart of Alaska where there was beautiful scenery and warm sunny weather...On the way back to Palmer we stopped at the Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival. The park was filled with crafts, food and music. It was a nice ending to our road trip.

We hope to drive up again, and we would recommend a vacation to Alaska.                                                                          


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