14 Stunning Photos That Will Remind You Why Alaska Is The Best State
Alaska is a huge state with an even bigger personality. Talk about adventure and exploration! There is never a dull day here up in the Last Frontier. There are hundreds of things to do and thousands of sights to see. If you don’t believe me, then let your jaw drop at these stunning photos of Alaska that show why it’s just so great to be an Alaskan.
These activities and attractions are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to things to do and see in Alaska, so chirp up if you want to and add some of the crazy awesome things about our state in the comments below!
Isn’t Alaska gorgeous? Have you ever seen any of these stunning photos of Alaska? What are your favorite spots in our state? Have you taken a picture that could rival any of these wonderful shots? Put them in the comments below so we can see them!
Stunning Photos Of Alaska
What glacier is best to see in Alaska?
All of the glaciers in Alaska have something special to offer. If you’re looking for an easily accessible glaciers to explore closely, (but not too close!) head to Byron Glacier in Portage, Exit Glacier in Seward, or Matanuska Glacier in Glacierview. All of these glaciers are close to roads, with easy hikes to reach them. It’s a wondrous thing to be able to see these ancient ice fields and think about what they looked like 10,000 years ago!
What percentage of Alaska is covered by glaciers?
Over 5% of Alaska is covered in glaciers. There are over 100,000 glaciers estimated to be in this gigantic state, and that guess may be less than there are actually are. The biggest glacier is in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, and is named Bering Glacier. If you combine it with nearby Bagley Icefield, it is actually the largest glacier in all of North America. An incredible feat! Interestingly enough, as the Bering Glacier melts and retreats, earthquakes in the area increase. This is due to the fact that the glacier was so huge and heavy it was actually pressing down the Earth’s crust, allowing the two tectonic plates beneath it to stabilize.