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Reasons to Visit Alaska

Guest Author - Dawn Engler

Top reasons to visit Alaska
*Denali National Park and Monument
*The train ride into Denali
*The cozy chalets you spend the night in at Denali
*The Inside Passage
*The whales, dolphins, seals and other wildlife you can view along the Inside Passage
*The state capital that is only accessible by air or water, Juneau
*The temperate rainforest that surrounds Juneau
*Tram to the top of the mountain in Juneau
*Mendenhall Glacier and the trails around it in Juneau
*The easy to see, year round, American Bald Eagle
*The ease of finding places to stay, including B&B’s, campgrounds, hotels, motels, hostels, and cabins
*The Scenic Byways and Highways that get you around the state along the most beautiful areas you would want to visit
*Tongass National Forest giving you access to some of the nation’s oldest growth forests
*Skagway and the most famous passage for GOLD into the Yukon along the Chilkoot Trail
*You really need to be able to say you visited the town of Chicken
*From October to April, there is the highest concentration of Northern Lights to be seen
*Where else can you wear shorts one minute hiking a trail, to wishing you had long johns on while standing at the face of a glacier during practically the same moment
*The constant views of mountain ranges and valleys cut by old world glaciers
*The sheer number of glaciers you can actually visit like Hubbard, Portage, Exit, and Matanuska
*There are many tours that can be booked to view bears in their natural habitat
*White water rafting the Yukon River is on your list of things to do
*Fishing industry is crazy in Alaska and an entire trip can be worked around fishing for the “big one”
*You must experience the absolute tired from a day full of activity and not being able to sleep because it is still daylight at 3 o’clock in the morning
*You really don’t believe what everyone says about how thick the mosquitos are and must see for yourself
*The chance to stand at the Top of the World Highway and actually see so far that is seems like the world is at your fingertips
*You can visit the only United States World War II occupied soil on Attu and Kiska Islands in the Aleutian Island chain
*Despite the lack of roadways to many areas of Alaska, the bush planes make the state very accessible

Reasons not to visit Alaska
*Can’t think of any…This wondrous and amazing place should really be on everyone’s bucket list

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