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.
This was my second trip to Alaska. My first trip was in 1990 and I spent two weeks traveling from Anchorage to Denali. This trip, I spent two months traveling from Tok, to Fairbanks, Denali, Anchorage and Soldotna in a motor home. The people were great. I enjoyed visiting the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and attending their free concerts and workshops. Denali was spectacular. I was surprised to see the significant growth in Anchorage. Soldotna was a wonderful experience. The small town environment with the major stores for shopping.
Thank you for the experience. I plan to return in two years.
Seventy miles southwest of the city of Kodiak on Kodiak Island and tucked away in the sheltered waters of Sitkalidak Strait is Old Harbor, a lively little port for...
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