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For those with a naturalist streak, few places on earth compare with the wonders of Southwest Alaska. Brown bears amble along the hills and plains, and more than 240 bird species inhabit Alaska’s Southwest region. The region’s terrain ranges from a landscape of volcanoes in Katmai National Park created by the 1912 eruption of the Novarupta volcano, to the windswept Aleutian Islands that make a 1,000-mile sweep toward Asia.

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My wife and I attended a four day meeting at Alyeska Resort in early September.  A wonderful experience.  Chris von Imhof was a great host.  We tried everything including para-gliding (still fun at 76).

We arrived a week early, rented an SUV and drove via Glenallen to Fairbanks (wonderful river cruise, backcountry flight in a floatplane), then Denali (bus tour, beautiful weather, lots of wildlife), then Wasilla (Iditarod Museum), then Valdez and Whitier (glacier cruise) and Seward.  We drove 1,350 miles on great, uncrowded roads with sensational scenery all the way.

This was our first visit and we can't wait to return.

John Curry, Hilton Head Island, SC

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