Top Ten alaska Articles

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. Alaska's State Bird
The State bird of Alaska, the Willow Ptarmigan, is known to be adaptable, sociable and able to survive in a severe artic environment. Sort of like Alaskans in general.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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!

5. 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.

6. Northern Nights RV Campground Review
Northern Nights RV Campground in Glennallen, Alaska is located minutes from the junction of the Richardson Highway and the Glenn Highway. Depending on your direction of travel; from this junction you can head for Anchorage, Fairbanks, Valdez (and Wrangle-St. Elias NP) or the Alaska/Canada border.

7. 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.

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. 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 Alaska’s entire coastline.

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