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Facts About Alaska You Might Not Know

alaska factsThere is so much to learn about every area of the United States, and Alaska is no exception. Even lifelong residents of the state discover new things about it on a regular basis, and visitors are always excited to find out something new about it during every trip. Before your next Alaska vacation, brush up on your knowledge of the state by checking out the following fun facts.

Although many people think of Alaska as an incredibly cold place, that’s not always true. There are many periods throughout the year with moderate, comfortable temperatures, but there have even been some incredibly hot days. In fact, a temperature of 100 degrees was recorded in 1915. While we don’t expect the average day in Alaska to get this hot, it’s certainly not impossible.

This next fact may not be very important to the state itself, but it’s something you can immediately verify by looking down your keyboard. Out of all 50 states, Alaska is the only one that can be typed out by using letters in the same row as each other. Again, not terribly important, but a fun tidbit you probably never thought of!

Fishing is incredibly important in Alaska, both in a local and national sense. Both the fishing and seafood industry combined make up the biggest private employer in the state, and fish from Alaska’s 3 million lakes are shipped around the country. As for the fish themselves, there are certainly some big ones. Salmon are abundant in Alaska, and members of the species that were almost 100 pounds have been caught in the state.

When it comes to knowledge about Alaska, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure you check back often for more facts and updates!

We look forward to having you join us for one of our amazing year-round, locally guided adventures in the spectacular Alaskan backcountry.