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Jade Mountain, Alaska, is the source of the states gemstone, Jade. It is a beautiful dark green gemstone, but it's a little difficult to gather.
Alaska and Glaciers I
Glaciers are a big part of Alaska tourism. Understanding the very basics may help viewing them a little more interesting. There are over 100,000 of them covering 20,000 miles yet they only cover 5 per cent of the state. This article is part one of two, describing the many features of glaciers.
Alaska and Glaciers II
So your tour guide has explained that you are looking at a temperate, tidewater, valley glacier. Well, “it’s beautiful”, you’re thinking, but what does all that even mean? Part II of Alaska & Glaciers will sort that out for you.
Alaska from the Outside Looking In
One visit to Alaska creates the desire for another. One visit makes you want to go back again and again. What makes Alaska so great? I don’t think you have to be from Alaska to be able to answer that question.
Alaska Marine Highway - Scenic Highways Series
In a state as vast as Alaska, getting around easily is important. Remember the state has 6,640 miles of coastline, so many of the towns and cities are located on the waterfront and can be reached only by air or sea. The Alaska Marine Highway takes care of the water part.
Alaska Native Heritage
November is Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is one month a year dedicated to focusing on the heritage, contributions, hardships, and lifestyle of the natives of Alaska. This site will feature native articles for the month!
Alaska Native Ways - Book Review
Alaska Native Ways,What the Elders Have Taught Us, is an incredible read about some of the traditions, lifestyles and ways of Native life in Alaska.
Alaska...can't get enough. Want to learn more? The Alaska Site Newsletter can help. Here are directions on how to subscribe.
Alaska is full of extremes. The Aleutian Islands are no different than the rest of the state. Just a portion of the Southwestern Region of Alaska, they hold extremes in location, weather, and history.
American Bald Eagle in Alaska
For those of us in the United States, there is a certain draw to the American Bald Eagle. We are in awe of its size, its’ majesty, and its’ perseverance to survive. It is a visual, real parallel to our country’s existence and in many cases, personal existence.
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