Alaska is the largest state in the United States. It is separated from the rest of its homeland by
British Columbia, Canada and from Siberia by the Bering Straight. Because of it's extreme northern position, the winter nights are long and dark and summer days are endless.
This vast wilderness attracts a young population that shies away from big
cities and a fast-paced lifestyle. Most residents of Alaska love hiking, hunting and fishing in the
summer and skiing and skidooing in the fall and winter. Visitors are attracted to the ruggedness,
isolation and wildlife, which includes the grizzly, bighorn sheep and moose.
Alaska is rich in minerals and supplies oil to several states and foreign countries via oil tankers
that are filled from a 800-mile gas pipeline that stretches from Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean
to Valdez on the south coast.