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Travel Resource: West

Alaska
Back Country Bonanza

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Explore the wilderness from glacial waters to soaring peaks
othing symbolizes the Alaskan spirit more than majestic Mt. McKinley, the highest point of the Alaska Range. Visible from more than 100 miles in any direction, the mountain presides over Denali National Park and is the premier destination in the state, which is known as the Last Frontier. One of the best ways to soak in the natural beauty of Mt. McKinley and the park is a cruise along the Denali Park Road, nal Park which parallels the Alaska Range. It Denali Natio follows the contours of the land, through valleys and over mountains. Along the 92-mile road, visitors may see some of the about the area’s history along with how wildlife coming back to life after the long more recent events, such as the 1989 oil winter. Bears, moose, and more than 160 spill, have affected the environment. species of birds inhabit Denali. A more interactive way to experience For another splash of wildlife, check Alaska is by fishing for salmon, which out Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife will begin running in May. Mahay’s Jet Cruises, which takes passengers on Boat Adventure provides fishing advenmulti-hour boat cruises to see whales, tures with Mt. McKinley as a backdrop. seals, puffins, and other critters. Based In addition to fishing tours, Mahay also in Prince William Sound, the company’s offers a two-hour voyage highlighting tour guides share in-depth knowledge

sights around Denali on a boat that can carry up to 55 passengers.
✱ Mt. McKinley/Denali National Park (907) 683-2294 | www.nps.gov/dena ✱ Stan Stephens Glacier & Wildlife Cruises | (907) 835-4731 www.stanstephenscruises.com ✱ Mahay’s Jet Boat Adventure (907) 733-2223 | www.mahaysjetboat.com

Going to the Dogs
Covering more than 1,150 miles over some of the most dangerous, yet beautiful, terrain, the Iditarod is known as the last great race. This year’s race begins March 5 and continues until the contestants make it to Nome or call it quits. For more information, call (907) 376-5155 or visit www.iditarod.com.
REBECCA COOLIDGE

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http://www.nps.gov/dena http://www.stanstephenscruises.com http://www.mahaysjetboat.com http://www.iditarod.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011

Destinations Magazine - March/April 2011
Contents
Where Art Thou
Record Numbers
Flat Pete
Save the Date
Safe Keeping
Tour du Jour
A Matter of Faith
President’s Corner
From the Hill
Transportation Reauthorization
Meet the Board
Marketplace Wrap Up
Taste for Travel
To Market, to Market
Kentucky
Tennessee
Virginia
West Virginia
Alaska
California
Hawaii
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Dining
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