November 29, 2012
An aurora is a natural light display in the sky particularly in the high latitude (Arctic and Antarctic) regions, caused by the collision of energetic charged particles with atoms in the high altitude atmosphere, according to Wikipedia.
Alaska being a high latitude travel destination, it is one where you can get breathtaking displays of auroras, mostly during the winter season. Be warned that at this latitude, a trip to Alaska during the winter will be characterized by very cold temperatures and no sunlight (or maybe 1 or 2 hours around noon). If you are a night person, you will easily find your place in this kind of environment, if not, the auroras will be your trip highlight. Traveling to Alaska means gigantic mountains, streams, gold rush towns and of course, the Denali National Park ranks among many other amazing National parks as a top travel desination. You can read more about National Parks on a previous post: North America’s Elemental National Parks.
A good way to go sight-seeing on your trip to Alaska is with the Aurora Winter Train Service which is rated as one of the top activities by TripAdvisor, you can look it up here.
Bear Lake (one of a dozen lakes by this name in Alaska) is near the town of Seward and Resurrection Bay, in the Kenai Peninsula Borough on the Kenai Peninsula in the U.S. state of Alaska. It is accessible from Bear Creek Road, which connects it to the Seward Highway. It is the site of salmon enhancement activities since 1962. This program is now managed by the Cook Inlet Aquaculture Association.Current projects at Bear Lake focus on increasing sockeye and coho salmon by controlling species that are predators and competitors.
Photo by Beverly and Pack
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