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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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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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