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Explore the true North, the land of spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife and friendly hospitality.

WHAT TO SEE, TO DO AND WHERE: Mount McKinley is the highest mountain in North America (6,194 m or 20,306 feet), 150 miles from Fairbanks. Mountain climbing season is very short because of cold weather, strong winds and avalanche hazards. Nearly 1,000 people each season attempt the mountain, the best climbing conditions are in June. The peak is located in Denali National Park that offers superb mountain scenery and incomparable wildlife viewing, from 400-kg (900 lbs) grizzlies to Alaska state birds, willow ptarmigans, from Dall sheep to porcupines. Many visitors come to Alaska in winter to see Aurora Borealis when Northern Lights glow in all its glory. Birdwatching is also very popular among Alaska visitors, over 250 bird species inhabit the area, especially the southwest region. You can find all Grizzly fishing Alaska nature watch viewing sites including detail maps here. Whale watching boat trips allow the visitors an opportunity to observe and photograph Beluga, Orca, Humpback and Gray whales, along with many other marine mammals, in their natural environment. Available Alaska whale watching tours are listed by geographic region here. There many miles of trails for backpackers- from the pristine glaciers and fjords of remote Wrangell-St Elias National Park to the famous Chilkoot Trail where you follow the footsteps of the Klondike gold prospectors on this demanding 33-mile route near Skagway. It is a difficult hike and usually takes three to five days. The Alaska Trail system has over 40 both land and water-based trails with recognized recreational, scenic, and historic value...read more »


Kodiak Island Halibut Fishing

Fishing for Halibut on Kodiak Island is as diverse as anywhere along the Pacific Coast. At Kodiak Island Resort in Larsen Bay, Alaska we try to mix up the techniques and methods we use to catch halibut. Our primary motivation is we are always trying to find the magic potion that never fails to catch fish. Unfortunately we have yet to perfect those techniques to the point of being infallible but we are getting close.

Our most successful halibut fishing trips begin by obtaining several dozen fresh herring. This is done by locating schools of herring and dropping down gold hook rigs to catch them. After our bait is obtained we move out into Shelikof Straits and drop our anchor in about 150 feet of water, near a drop-off to 600 feet....read more »



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