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3 Amazing Facts About Mt. Edgecumbe

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Nestled deep at the Southern end of Kruzof Island, Alaska is a dormant volcano named Mount Edgecumbe. This is the only dormant volcano in southeast Alaska and is located about 16 miles from the city of Sitka. If you’re ready to venture out to Mt. Edgecumbe, you are looking at a 14.4-mile hike that includes […]

How to Relax in Sitka, Alaska

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Alaska is the go-to place for active outdoors types looking to hike, snowboard, and deep sea fish. It’s a lot of action, but some people enjoy just relaxing around town during their vacation. Here’s some calm and relaxing ways to spend your time in good ole Sitka, Alaska.  Eat Comfort Food There’s nothing like relaxing […]

Winter Fun in Sitka, Alaska

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While most people assume winter in Alaska is a frozen tundra, Sitka is in the southern portion of Alaska and has weather more similar to that of the lower states. So grab a few extra layers and start thinking about your next vacation – here are some fun winter activities for you to enjoy in […]

Beautiful Flowers in Sitka, Alaska

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With the start of winter on the horizon, Alaska’s abundance of beautiful foliage is starting to go out of season. Let’s take a moment to honor and remember the most striking flowers and greenery Alaska has to offer before the snow begins to fall. Forget-Me-Not Forget-Me-Nots are found in mountain meadows and best seen during […]

5 Common Misconceptions About Alaska

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What do you think of when you hear “Alaska”? Frozen tundra? Polar bears? Expensive foods? Well, there are plenty of rumors going around about the diverse state of Alaska, so we’ve answered some of the most common misconceptions (and the truth) about Alaska.   1. Alaska Is Bustling With Wild Animals Your average Alaskan spends […]

Birdwatching in Sitka, Alaska

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Sitka, Alaska is teeming with wildlife from the fish, bears, raptors, and deer. If you want to enjoy your time observing wildlife without hunting or fishing, then it’s time to break out the binoculars for some bird watching! Here’s the best birds to look out for on your adventure. Tufted Puffin According to Seaworld.org, “The […]