1. You’ll fall in love with the mountains.
Alaska has some of the most beautiful, untouched mountains in the world. From Denali (the largest mountain range in North America) to the thousands of others, you won’t be disappointed. Sure, you’ll see mountains in a variety of places in the world but very few will you see such quantity in Alaska.
2. You’ll find a deep respect for nature’s resources.
They take fishing, hunting, and all natural resources here in Alaska very seriously. For example, fishing and killing the fish but not eating it, you could be given a fine. Waste not, want not is the mentality around here and it’s taken very seriously.
3. Creativity is Alaska’s middle name.
Most houses in Alaska don’t have siding. As it turns out, siding is simply an unnecessary beautifying gadget that doesn’t actually insulate or have a need for a house. Not functional? Most Alaskans are not interested. Here you’ll find the most utilitarian group of people that build their own houses and leave the glitz and glamour behind.
4. A place that welcomes you with open arms.
Want to know a new fishing technique? The fisherman beside you may just spend the next hour explaining how. Or even give you a fish of their own. Need to find the best grocery store? A local will most likely drive you there themselves. Need a ride? Throw up your thumb because hitch hiking is common here. The people are so friendly and their generosity and community still inspires us daily.
5. You’ll rest and rejuvenate within nature’s abundance.
It’s been proven again and again that nature helps maintain balance and also create peace in the mind. What better way to experience nature then in some of the world’s most untouched resources in Alaska? But make sure to go hiking and exploring with some buddies, a dog, or some bear spray! With some of the most populated areas for bears, Alaskan wilderness is about as nature fill as it gets.
Photos: Happy Camper Wives
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