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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. 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.
2. 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!
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. 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.
7. TUNDRA, by Chad Carpenter - a book review
The world of newspaper comic strips changed forever when Chad Carpenter discovered his natural talent for art and comedy and combined them into the now well known and much loved “TUNDRA” comic strips.
8. Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Fjords National Park, located at the tip of the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska, is one of the state’s top destination choices. The Park is renowned for its outstanding marine and land wildlife, hiking, fishing and glacier viewing boat cruises.
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. The Dalton Highway
The Dalton Highway, also known as “the haul road”, connects Fairbanks, Alaska with Deadhorse, Alaska and the Prudhoe Bay oil fields. This spectacular stretch of highway spans open tundra as well as the treacherous Brooks Range. The Dalton Hwy runs parallel to the Alaska Pipeline much of its length.
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