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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. Alaskan Jade
Jade Mountain, Alaska, is the source of the states gemstone, Jade. It is a beautiful dark green gemstone, but it's a little difficult to gather.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Alaska Marine Highway - Scenic Highways Series
In a state as vast as Alaska, getting around easily is important. Remember the state has 6,640 miles of coastline, so many of the towns and cities are located on the waterfront and can be reached only by air or sea. The Alaska Marine Highway takes care of the water part.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Coast Guard Alaska - TV Show Review
Coast Guard Alaska is a real telling of the day to day activities of the Coast Guard unit stationed at Kodiak, Alaska. Hosted by the Weather Channel, this seven part series is repeated often enough for your DVR to catch it.
8. 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.
9. Sourdough Starters
Sourdough bread - the history behind this Alaskan legend, where and how it got its name and how you can make your own!
10. Alaska Native Heritage
November is Alaska Native Heritage Month. It is one month a year dedicated to focusing on the heritage, contributions, hardships, and lifestyle of the natives of Alaska. This site will feature native articles for the month!
Be sure to visit the Alaska Archives for all the articles!
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