Early April into mid-May is Alaska Awakening. Bears, baby animals, migrating grey whales and birds, budding forests, snow-covered peaks, gushing waterfalls, and Aurora Borealis sightings can be part of your experience. Plus, it's crowd-free.
Long days of Alaska summers mean extra playtime. Temps are warmer, so there's better access to higher elevation hikes. And humpbacks are back en masse. Come summer's end and into early fall, wildlife gets busy—mating, migrating, and feeding up for winter.
The Icy Miracles of LeConte Glacier
In the shadow of these glacial works of art, we see shapes and objects as if we were lying in a meadow of tall grass, staring up to the sky and watching the clouds roll in and out of our field of view.
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Should You Visit Alaska In Spring?
A lot of readers – and a lot of friends in real life – ask me for my tips about visiting Alaska. Since I grew up there, they assume I’m full of...
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