In the uncertain times we are facing today, fear and negativity dominate the headlines, and the utmost importance is now focused on keeping ourselves and our families' safe and healthy as we navigate through these trying times. Many states have issued stay at home orders, and as we dig in our collective heels, we are all looking for ways to help pass the time. If you’re looking for a more stimulating approach and need a break, let me share some interesting facts about a place that stole my heart many years ago. Alaska
Alaska is the largest state in the union (1/5 of the entire USA and twice the size of Texas).
Alaska has more coastline than the rest of the United States combined, roughly 34,000 miles.
There are more than 3,000 rivers and 3,000,000 lakes in Alaska.
The largest is Lake Iliamna which is 1,000 square miles. Chock full of trout and salmon.
Alaska has about 100,000 glaciers, covering 5% of the state.
An estimated 45 million Pacific Salmon return to Alaska Rivers annually.
Anchorage’s Lake Hood is the world’s largest and busiest seaplane base. Over 800 takeoffs and landings happen on a typical summer day.
In Alaska, there is approximately one bear to every 21 people.
Alaska has more than 100 volcanoes.
The Northern Lights can be seen in Fairbanks approximately 243 days a year.
If you’re holed up at home like most of us right now, it’s a great time to give us a call. We can exchange ideas and brainstorm on the very best and most appropriate Alaska travel venues for what you and your family would most enjoy. If you are introducing someone new to sport fishing, they will absolutely catch fish and have a wonderful wilderness experience witnessing the raw natural splendor Alaska has to offer.
We also remain committed to looking forward to better times that are on the horizon. We base our advice and recommendations on decades of firsthand experiences in the Last Frontier. We know it well and would welcome the opportunity to share our passion for the countless pursuits, so you’ll be prepared at the right moment with the correct information.
When you’re ready, we’ll be ready.