Check out all these interesting facts about Alaska!
So this post is going to be a little different than most of the posts (eg. not all about beer). Today is my father’s 60th birthday, and every year he celebrates his birthday by spending a few weeks in Alaska mostly fishing and exploring the vast beautiful country. Alaska is one of the few areas in the world that is still rugged and untouched by the outside world. They still use single-engine planes to deliver mail and for general travel. There is 20+ hours of daylight in the summer and 20+ hours of darkness in the winter. This is country where you actually need a bear proof cooler, and you might even see a real yeti (haha).
My dad his been making this trip every year for at least a decade. When I was in my mid-teens I went on 3-week trip with him to do a marathon in Alaska. We went deep sea fishing in the ocean, and salmon fishing in the rapid streams. We wondered around Denali National park and saw bears, moose, and wolves. We went whale watching and watched the ice from glaciers melt into the sea. We drove over 1000 miles around the country in some of the most barren & beautiful lands I’ve ever seen. It was an amazing experience, and I’ve always appreciated that trip. So in honor of my Dad’s 60th birthday I wanted to do a post on interesting facts about Alaska.
Happy Birthday Dad