Large is Alaska?
Alaska is 586,412 square miles, or about 365,000,000 acres. Is the largest state in the union: one-fifth the size of the Lower 48.
long is the Alaska coastline?
Point to point Alaska is 6,640 miles. Including islands Alaska has 33,904 miles of shoreline.
is the highest and lowest temperature?
The highest is 100 degrees F at Fort Yukon in 1915. The lowest was -80 degrees F at Prospect Creek Camp, 1971.
was the heaviest annual snowfall?
974.5 inches at Thompson Pass near Valdez, during the winter of 1952-53.
about those Mosquitoes?
There are at least 25 species of mosquitoes in Alaska. The females are the only ones that suck blood, which they use for egg production. The itch that follows comes from an anticoagulant injected by the mosquito. The pests are present from April through September in many areas of the state. In the bush they are at there worst in June, tapering off in July. They are most present in moist areas of slow-moving or standing water in bogs, fields, and forests. They are most active at dusk and dawn, low temperature and high winds decrease their activity.
can I see the bears at McNeil River?
The McNeil River has the world's largest concentration of brown bears in their natural habitat. The Alaska Department of Fish & Game manages the sanctuary's bear viewing program. Small groups of visitors are escorted to a viewing area by an ADF&G guide and are limited to 10 visitors a day. All visitors must apply for a permit to visit the sanctuary. Applications are available after January 1 and due March 1 for the upcoming visitor season.
Alaska Department of Fish and Game,
Division of Wildlife Conservation,
333 Raspberry Rd.
Anchorage AK 99518-1599,
Attention: McNeil River.
there really ice worms?
Yes, ice worms actually exist. These small threadlike, segmented black worms, usually less than 1 inch long, thrive in temperatures just above freezing. As far back as the 1880s they have been seen literally carpeting the surface of glaciers at dawn or dusk or on overcast days. When the sunlight hits them they burrow back into the ice.
What is the
Summer Solstice, June 21 Sunrise Sunset Total Daylight Hours
Adak 6:27 am 11:10 pm 16:43 hours
Anchorage 3:21 am 10:42 19:21 hours
Barrow May 10th Aug. 2nd 84 continuous days sunlight
Fairbanks 1:59 am 11:48 pm 21:49 hours
Juneau 3:51 am 10:09 18:18 hours
Ketchikan 4:04 am 9:33 pm 17:29 hours
Winter Solstice December 21 Sunrise Sunset Total Daylight Hours
Adak 10:52 am 6:38 pm 7:46 hours
Anchorage 10:14 am 3:42 pm 5:28 hours
Barrow November 18th through January 24 67 days No Daylight
Fairbanks 10:59 am 2:41 pm 3:42 hours
Juneau 9:46 am 4:07 pm 6:21 hours
Ketchikan 9:12 am 4:18 pm 7:06 hours
What is there to do in Alaska?
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