Alaska, also known as “The Last Frontier”, is the largest US state in terms of land area with a total of 664,267 square miles. It is also one of the richest US states with a median income of approximately $54,627. Alaska is located on the western region of Canada and eastern side of Russia. The state has many glaciers and fjords which makes sailing in Alaska very exciting.
It is such a cliché to stereotype that this area is as a very cold place. Many people think that the state has no warm weather at all. But fact is, Alaska has one of the warmest summers in the United States. In fact, the state recorded the warmest temperature in the US on June 27, 1915. That day, Fort Yukon’s heat went up to 38 degrees Celsius. This temperature can be compared to the weather of Africa.
If you want to explore the inner passages and magnificent fjords of Alaska, you must direct your sailing towards Tracy and Endicott Arms. This 28-mile inlet is part of the Tracy Arm-Fords Terror Wilderness Area. Apart from the big icebergs and beautiful mountain peaks, you can also catch a glimpse of some of Alaska’s beautiful waterfalls.
If you are into nature tripping, you must visit Glacier Bay National Park. It is located just hours; west of Juneau. The 3-million acre park was instituted in 1980 to demonstrate Alaska’s exquisite flora and fauna. The Glacier Bay National Park is one of Alaska’s most renowned tourist spots. If you want to see some of Alaska’s protected brown bears, come and visit the Admiralty Island. Sailing in Alaska is an adventure to experience. Aside from its marvelous glaciers and beautiful fjords, the state has plenty of wildlife to offer to its visitors. The Katmai National Park and McNeil River Falls, as an example, has hundreds of brown bears. If you are interested in polar bears, sail your way around St. Matthew and Kuskokwim Delta.