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The state is the first to get whatever Arctic Siberia or the void of the North Pacific have to throw at North America. The extremes of recorded temperatures are a high of 100°F (38°C) and low of –80°F (–62°C). At any time of year your vacation could be enlivened by weeks of unbroken sunny weather or weighed these days are remote outdoor destinations such as lodges or parks and tiny Native villages. In the “Fast Facts” section for each town in this book, I’ll tell you where to find an ATM, or if you should get cash before going.

DECEMBER THROUGH MARCH Winter is the whole point of Alaska. For sightseeing, the scenery is at its best (although there are far fewer wildlife viewing opportunities). This is the time to see the aurora borealis. Communities get busy with activities such as sled dog and snow machine races, theater, music and other performing arts, ice carving competitions and winter carnivals, and all the rest of the real local culture that takes a break in the summer, when most visitors come. If you enjoy winter and its outdoor activities, an Alaska visit is paradise, with superb downhill, crosscountry, and backcountry skiing; snowshoeing; snowmobiling; dog mushing; ice skating—anything that can be done on snow and ice.

Held in early May, this festival includes guided bird-watching hikes and boat excursions, naturalhistory workshops, art shows, performances, a wooden boat festival, and other events. May 6 to 9, 2004. html), Petersburg. This festival celebrates the May 17, 1814, declaration of the independence of Norway from Sweden. The town has several days of community events. The festival takes place on the third full weekend in May. kodiak. html), Kodiak. Lasting 5 days over Memorial Day weekend, this is the town’s biggest event of the year and includes many fun events, the solemn blessing of the fleet, and a memorial service for lost fishermen.

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