Thursday, September 30, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Diane over at Artstanding Stranger sent these great photo postcards. "Trapper's Cabin" is an "alaska joe" original postcard. The other shows the Continental Divide in Yellowstone National Park. Thanks Diane, I didn't have either card but do remember crossing the great divide as a kid on a family vacation and seeing that same sign. Sod roofs are traditional structures with many native peoples who populate the Alaskan region and with modern day trappers and National Park Service restrooms in remote locations.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Alaska is so big you can put Texas, California, Montana within its borders and still have plenty of room for Idaho. Now that's big.
Compared to the world's countries, Alaska ranks 15th in size, just a little smaller than Lybia and nearly 27,000 square miles larger than Iran.
A few other facts, Alaska has the most coastline of any state and half the world's glaciers.