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Here are the top ten articles for the Alaska Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Wildflowers of Alaska
When thoughts turn to Alaska, glaciers, bears, and northern lights come to mind quickly. Wildflowers are probably not top on the list. However, there are hordes of beautiful wildflowers in Alaska and many are even edible.
2. Oceans and Seas of Alaska
The coastline of the state of Alaska, including islands, bays, fjords and open ocean shores, stretches for over 44,000 miles. To put this into perspective; if someone were to walk one thousand miles per year, it would take more than forty-four YEARS to hike Alaskaís entire coastline.
3. Alaska Caribou
The nomadic caribou is well-adapted to life in the harsh Arctic climate. About one million of them live in Alaska, divided into over 30 separate herds.
4. Totem Poles
Itís tough being low man on the totem pole. Or is it? Depending on the tradition of the native carving a particular pole, the bottom image may in fact be the most important. And not a man! The Inside Passage Region of Alaska is a great area for discovering the significance and beauty of totem poles.
5. Cold Day Murder - Book Review
A Cold Day for Murder. In the first of the Kate Shugak series by author Dana Stabenow, the stage is set to lure readers into great mysteries set in Alaska.
6. Breakup In Alaska
What is the big deal about spring breakup in Alaska? The days get longer, the snow melts, the ice moves on out to sea. No big deal, right? Wrong.
7. Migratory Birds in Alaska
Alaska is the destination and spring/summer nesting grounds for a huge number of migratory birds from all up and down North and South America and even Asia and Africa. Alaska is home to a minimum of at least 470 different bird species, with over half of them being migratory.
8. Kennel Tours in Alaska
Watching the Iditarod for the first time, I've become seriously enamoured with the dogs and their mushers. If your trip to Alaska allows some free reign, consider working one of these kennel tours or adventures into your itinerary.
9. 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.
10. Oil in Alaska
Alaska cannot be fully explored or written about without mentioning oil. The debate to, drill or not drill, is heated. Almost 85% of the state budget is provided for by oil revenues. Compared to another state known for oil; Texas, where production taxes are only about 5% of state revenues.
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