Alaska is the largest state of the United States of America. The best attribute of this state that attracts thousands of tourists every year is its wilderness. This state is home to Tongass, the largest national forest as well as Wrangell-St. Elias, the largest national park in the country. It has thousands of black and brown bears as well as 100,000 glaciers. Locals here climb mountains, trek across glaciers, and canoe wild rivers during 20-hour days. Alaska can be called the country’s most natural outdoor playground.
If you use the word ‘gigantic’ and ‘epic’ to describe Alaska, you are not far off. You can easily get overwhelmed by the number of sights and activities that this state has to offer. Right from spotting huge bears to climbing mountains, it brings out the adventurer in you. Here is a list of 10 Alaskan experiences that are unforgettable and should not be missed.
If you want an ultimate symbol of Alaskan wilderness, look to the bears. The bear population outnumbers the human population in some parts of Alaska. Looking into the eyes of the beast, even though it is from a safe distance, gives you a very primal feeling. You can see bears at Brooks River Falls, Denali National Park, Katmai National Park, or Wolverine Creek; it is indeed a rare experience. One of the famous areas to watch these enormous creatures is Pack Creek on Admiralty Island.
When you watch a glacier crash into the ocean, you will definitely be reminded about the power of Nature. One of the ways to see this is by going on a glacier cruise; this is regarded to be the best way to explore the Alaskan coastal scenery. During these cruises, you will pass through stunning fjords and inlets; look for mountain goats, bears and bald eagles; and you may also have a chance to listen to the electrifying songs of the whales. This Alaskan experience is not complete without the view of towers of ice crashing into the ocean. Can you imagine the impact of a wall of ice when just a baseball-size piece weighs around half a pound?
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