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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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I went to the Alaskan Sportsman Lodge which is 250 miles SW of Anchorage and is located on the Kvichak River near the village of Igiugig and Lake Iliamna.  The fly fishing for rainbow trout on the river is among the best in the world.  Fly fishing for silver salmon is done on Big River near Bristal Bay after a 75 minute flyout on a Beaver aircraft.

The range of views of wild Alaska can't be beat.

This was my fifth time to ASL.

A happy,  Ed Case

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