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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Finding Bears in Alaska
So you want to see the bears of Alaska. This seems to be a great idea but the trick is how to do it safely. There is an abundance of bears and safe viewing areas to be found in Alaska.
4. 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.
5. Fun Facts on Alaska
Just some fun facts with a bit of my humor mixed in!
6. 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.
7. 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!
8. 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.
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. Tesoro Iron Dog
When Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was on the vice-presidential campaign trail in 2008, many heard of her husband Todd’s four Iron Dog championships. But what exactly is the Tesoro Iron Dog? Read this article to find out more!
Be sure to visit the Alaska Archives for all the articles!
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