Activity of the Week: How to Command a Dog Team

07/23/2010

Dog sledding is the sport Alaska is famous for, and it hasn’t changed much over the last 4,000 years. Alaska Natives first used dog sledding as their main mode of transportation, but it wasn’t until the late 1890’s that it became a sport. The story many of us know already…

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Activity of the Week: A covered wagon ride north of the border

05/20/2010

The Oregon Trail may be the quintessential covered wagon experience, but you don’t have to travel to the Pacific Northwest — or buy a computer game — to take a ride back to pioneer days. Alaska has a rich history in breaking new ground, and with about 365-million acres of…

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Weekend at Base Camp: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

05/18/2010

It’s not surprising that Alaska is home to the nation’s largest national park, but you might be surprised that, unlike Denali, many Alaskans have never even been there. Driving through miles of wilderness to the Copper River Valley towards Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is…

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