Alaska Regional Roundup

Bush
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Take away Southcentral Alaska, the Southeast, and the Interior, and what you've got left is the Bush. The Bush is more a matter of lifestyle than location — except in the sense that you're located far from civilization: beyond the main roads, the majority of tourists, and even the reach of fast-food franchises. It takes a little more to live in, or even get to, the Bush, but sometimes that's the whole point.

Alaska Peninsula

Chasing Salmon on the Alaskan Peninsula
Searching for a fishing hot spot? Try King Salmon, Alaska: Just a plane ride away from Anchorage, this little village is the gateway to world-class fishing in Katmai National Park.

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McNeil River's Gathering of Bears
Go bear-watching with Bill Sherwonit at the McNeil River Sanctuary — home to the world's largest gathering of brown bears and just 250 miles from Anchorage.

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Southwest Alaska

Lake Clark, The Undiscovered Park
Accessible by bush plane from Southcentral Alaska, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is a truly undiscovered gem. Find out why it's worth the plane ride.

The Arctic

Arctic Time
Need a good argument for preserving Alaska's arctic wilderness? Environmentalists point to the impact of development on land, rivers, wildlife, and local Natives — but do these details obscure the most important reason of all? Read one naturalist's opinion.

Paddling the Noatak River
Take a ride down the Noatak River with author Buck Tilton in Gates of the Arctic National Park.

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Seward Peninsula

Alaska's Kigluaik Mountains
For a real Bush adventure, go west. The Kigluaik Mountain range above Nome offers backcountry travelers a rugged landscape and beautiful scenery in a remote location. Fish, hike, climb, and ski in Alaska's western tip.

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Published: 28 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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