What is Alaska Known for?
In the extreme Northwest of the North American continent. It is separated from its fellow American states by the country of Canada.
Alaska is known for beautiful summers, dramatic winters, breathtaking (and dangerous) wildlife, and dramatic landscapes of rugged, unique, untamed terrain that takes up most of the state.
Alaska contains more than 100 volcanoes and volcanic fields which have been active within the last two million years.
America’s two largest forests are located in Alaska. The Tongass in Southeast Alaska covers 16.8 million acres, and Chugach in Southcentral Alaska has 4.8 million acres.
The lowest temperature recorded in Alaska was -80 degrees Fahrenheit at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.
One of Alaska’s most beloved activities is dog sledding. Not only is it Alaska’s official state sport, it was also at one point the main method of transportation in Alaska.
Of all the glaciers in the United States, the majority of them exist in Alaska.
Both the longest and the shortest days in Alaska exist in the town of Barrow due to its geographical positioning in relation to the earth’s rotation around the sun.
Have you ever just really wanted to whisper right in a guy's ear when he's busy moose hunting? I'm sorry to tell you if you're looking to expand your ear-whispering-whilst-hunting career, you can't do that in Alaska. It is (apparently) illegal!
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