The two most famous dog sled races in North America are Alaska’s Iditarod (Anchorage to Nome) and the Yukon Quest (Fairbanks Alaska to Whitehorse in Yukon Canada). When visiting and choosing adventures most people consider an Alaska dog mushing encounter. It is one of the most sought-after Alaskan adventures. Why? It’s unique, it’s available in the coldest regions of our planet, and it incorporates Alaskan tradition, the wilderness, nature, animals, and speed. Plus, tourists can sit back and experience the ride or try driving a sled team. There are only a few places on the planet where one can participate in such an exhilarating experience. Alaska is one such place to go dog mushing.Continue reading
Why Visit Denali National Park?
First let’s consider ‘why people visit Denali National Park,’ and then the Best Way to see Denali National Park. More than 400,000 people from around the world visit Denali yearly. I don’t think it’s because Denali is the world’s coldest mountain in the land of eternal winter. People want to see the elusive Denali, the highest peak in North America. Denali Mountain, previously known as Mount McKinley, is the centerpiece of Denali National Park which was established in 1917. At 20,310’ high, Denali is taller than Mt. Everest as measured from base to summit – 18,000′ vs 12,000′. Located in south-central Alaska in the Alaska Range, Denali Mountain is one of the most isolated peaks in the world.
In addition to the mountain itself, Denali National Park has 6 million acres of incredible natural beauty. The park offers primitive wilderness, varied wildlife, hiking trails – marked or off-trail, rolling tundra hills, and icy glaciers. It’s a great place to witness so many of the things people visit Alaska to see.Continue reading