Glaciers are one of the reasons why people visit Alaska. You can hike them, go on a cruise, see them by plane… is August and yep, there are Glaciers everywhere.
We went to Whittier to catch a ferry to Cordova and we had to estimate the time to get to the port because of the schedule of a peculiar tunnel. In this tunnel there in only one road, but serves multiple purposes: cars go both ways and trains do to. Imagine in the schedule has no control…
Cordova is a fishermen town. In Alaska you have to get a permit to catch an specific fish, so the fishermen don’t all catch the same things.
The season for the Salmon is summer! You can find all types of salmon here, and also they get creative with the ways you eat them.
In this waters you can find whales, sea lions and more wild animals.
A plane flights everyday to see where the catch is and let the fishermen know where to head to.
Auroras form in the North and South Poles, there are brilliant yellow-green lights but also you can see them red, blue and purple in certain occasions. They are very bright and they move fast. They are produced by an electrical discharge from atoms and molecules in the earth’s upper atmosphere. When the particles collide with the planet’s atmosphere, the lights form an undulating curtain. The glow forms at hight altitude, between 60 and 200 miles above the Earth’s surface (visit anchorage.net). In summer you can get 19 hours of light in Anchorage! For that reason, The Northern Lights are best to see them in Fall and Winter, from late August to mid April. There is an aurora forecast at www.gi.alaska.edu/AuroraForecast
People here go berry picking!!!
Hiking in the snow or when the weather is warmer, running in the mountains, bird or bear watching, seem to be some of the more popular activities. Hikes to check out are: Flattop Mountain (in summer solstice people camp and party on the top), O’Malley Peak (rising more than 5,000 feet is good to climb), Bird Ridge (begins at sea level, follows the mountain spine and extends well above tree line), Eagle River, Rendezvous Peak, Eklutna Lake, Thunderbird Falls, Winner Creek.
Ride a bike on the coastal trail in Anchorage! is suppose to be beautiful! all Alaska is espectacular!
Natives and Eskimos do exist and preserve their traditions!
This girl has the record of peeping a salmon in 30 seconds with the famous Ulu knifes.
Don’t forget to end up in a local bar. Alaskan’s are not afraid to die but they are afraid of people. They carry knifes and guns everywhere but at bars, everyone is your friend!