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Latest Blogs: (437 total)
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Submitted by Kayleen
One word, beautiful! Even though I was only born here, never really enjoyed it myself, what I've heard is: you have to have to have to go fishing for the salmon; the glaciers are unbelievable; black bears put a whole new meaning to "large and in charge"; Mt. McKinley and Denali National Park are great places to enjoy scenery; and last but not least when you see 30 bald eagles in one tree you can't help but to stop, take a picture, and enjoy life! I'm sure you'll remember the landscapes and scenery for a life time, even when your pictures get old and faded!
Submitted by Doug Koester
Hey there, My dad heard you on WGN in Chicago...
Submitted by Vicky
Kwethluk, Alaska has been my home for the past 5 years. I moved here to take a teaching job among Yup'ik Eskimos. This is a very friendly, caring village with about 800-900 people in it, one school (K-12 with about 220 students), two small grocery stores, a video store in someone's house, and a few city offices.
Submitted by Celia
Palmer is part of the Mat-Su Valley (short for Matanuska-Susitna), which consists of a few small towns. Palmer, Wasilla, Big Lake, Houston, Talkeetna, Willow, Sutton, they can all be referred to as the Valley. Palmer is a nice small town, with a pretty close community, though we don't have as much to do as cities along the coastline with the fishing and such in the ocean. You can stand in Palmer and see mountains around you for 360 degrees. You can't look anywhere here without seeing a mountain in front of you. There's a lot of hiking to do around here, some fishing in rivers, hiking glaciers. The most scenic area is probably a place called Hatcher's Pass, where people go to snowboard and cross country ski, sled, and snow-machine in the winter. In the summer, Independence Mine is open up in Hatchers Pass, and you can look at what was once an old gold mine. Theres a river through Hatcher's, tons of mountains. About 70,000 people live in the "Valley" itself, but in Palmer, there is probably about 6,000. Remember, the Valley consists of a lot of towns! Palmer is pretty cool, it stays light all day in the summer! Except around 2 am, it will get dark, but not pitch black, and yes its the opposite in the summer, its dark most of the time and around 2-3 pm itll get light for a while. i'd say you should visit Palmer and the Mat-Su Valley, because really you've probably never seen anywhere like this before. i mean... you can turn in a circle and never NOT see mountains. and i dont mean hills... i mean mountains. alaska has the tallest mountain in the U.S. (mt. McKinley) which is in Denali... but you can see it from here on a clear day... we even have a McDonalds hamburger named after it.. the McKinley Mac. you should check it out.
Submitted by Gwendolyn
Seward is a cute little town in South Central AK (the best part of the state!) Seward has Mt Marathon, a mountain that every year hundreds of people run up and down for the annual 4th of July marathon. There are lots of things to do around here. Kayaking, climbing, hiking, boating, and great scenery for photography. Seward was one of the original American settlements. This was were the original iditerod (or syrum run) with Balto originated. It's a town of only about 4,000. I love how beautiful it is here, a wonderful place for artistic insperation! You should come visit because Seward is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and has some of the nicest people!
Submitted by Todd
Small, but growing very steadily. Hunting, fishing, and ATV's are a big part of the community life. Cozy little town to be in, really, and if your from small town settings, you'd fit in well.