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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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Dear Editor, Just got back from the adventure of a lifetime!--Don't want to call it a Vacation because it was so much more than that! We took a Cruisetour with celebrity Cruise lines which started in Fairbanks, went south to Danali by train, took the Wilderness tour, on to Talkeetna where we were lucky enough to see Mt McKinley, than south thru the Southeast Interior to Seward, where we boarded the Summit for our Cruise.To say the vistas were beautiful is an understatement....the only word that comes close is "Breathtaking"!...Talkeetna reminds me of the description of "Dogpatch" from "L'il Abner"....never met such colorful people in my life. On our cruise we went up to the base of the Hubbard Glacier where we were lucky enough to see it "calve"...what a show of sights and surprisingly "Sounds"!..this massive wall of Ice actually Groans and bangs with an eerie life to it! We booked a few Excursions on the side also which included a canoe trip to a Glacier and Brown Bear Treking.(we saw several!) We than went to Juneau and saw the Medenhall Glacier. The only negative comments were that some of the ports on the cruise were very "touristy"...that is to say, Jewerly store, Gift shop, Jewerly store, gift Shop....etc.etc!...but otherwise than that, couldn't ask for a better experience or meet friendlier people. Truly a "Trip of a Lifetime"! and yes, we will be back! Al And Sue Wund

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