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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Alaska Site! These are the top ten articles that your Alaska Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Running With the Reindeer
The Running of the Reindeer event has become one of the highlights of the two-week long, city-wide party that is Anchorage, Alaska's Fur Rendezvous. Based (very much tongue-in-cheek) on the Pamplona, Spain, “Running of the Bulls”, this uniquely Alaskan version is pure fun.
2. Whittier Tunnel to Prince William Sound
The amazing Whittier Tunnel, only an hour from Anchorage, is a 2 1/2 mile long combo vehicle/train tunnel. It is the entryway to Prince William Sound and the port town of Whittier, Alaska. Whether you take the train, a tour bus or your own vehicle - the tunnel is a must-see. Adventure awaits!
3. Hope Alaska At Road's End
Hope, Alaska, has plenty to offer visitors down at the end of the road with camping, hiking, biking, whitewater rafting and more. Add this historic gold rush town to your travel plans and enjoy scenic views, great outdoor activities and even gold-panning.
4. Moose In Anchorage
With 1500 moose calling the municipality of Anchorage home, you’d think there’d be one on every street corner, but in reality, for a large animal they can be remarkably difficult to spot. Here are a few places you may be able to find moose in Anchorage.
5. Fur Rondy!
Fur Rendezvous in Anchorage, Alaska is a city-wide party! With sports, food, carnival and dozens of activities, it breaks up the long, dark days of late winter with FUN, laughter, silliness and raucous, rollicking good times!
6. Denali's Name Change
The tallest mountain in North America is Alaska's Denali, located within Denali National Park and Preserve. Confusion remains over the name, with many still thinking the mountain's name is Mt. McKinley. The debate over the name change was epic and spanned over 100 years!
7. Winter Tourist Season in Alaska
More than 300,000 people flock to Alaska in the wintertime. The most often quoted reasons for visiting Alaska in winter include winter sports, Aurora viewing and the Iditarod Sled Dog Race.
8. Winter Dog Care
Winter in Alaska is beautiful, but it can also be deadly if you are not properly prepared for the cold. This advice is just as important for your pets as it is for yourself. Winter dog care tips for Alaskan dogs and their owners.
9. Musk Ox Arctic Wildlife
Musk Oxen in Alaska have hardly changed since the Ice Age. Brought back from near extinction, Musk Ox are found across Alaska in the wild, on breeding farms and wildlife parks where tourists can view these remarkable animals up close. Be sure to visit the famous "Musk Ox Farm" in Palmer, Alaska!
10. Autumn in Alaska
Autumn in Alaska is a season of change. Golds and reds take over from the greens and blues of summer. Cool, crisp Fall rain, hunting season and the hint of termination dust replace sunshine, mosquitoes and summer fishing trips.
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