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Old January 8th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #1
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Arrow State of the Week: Alaska

Discuss the state of Alaska.


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Old January 8th, 2008, 04:43 AM   #2
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The great white north...beautiful scenery, the expanses...Alaska is like a country.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 10:12 AM   #3
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It's big and cold.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 06:18 PM   #4
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Anchorage (Alaska's largest city, pop. 278,700)


Denali (aka Mount McKinley) - tallest mountain in the US (20,320 feet / 6,194m)




Barrow, AK (The northernmost settlement in North America)


Aurora borealis
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Old January 8th, 2008, 08:33 PM   #5
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Juneau





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A friend of mine took these.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 11:58 PM   #6
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I've never been to Alaska but it looks beautiful. That cruise ship shot of Jeneau reminds me of Jamaica. It looks more tropical then it is with its big, green mountains right on the water with cruise ships. Of course it does warm up during the summer in Alaska.

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Old January 9th, 2008, 01:01 AM   #7
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It looks nice. Lots of nature but I can't see myself living there.
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Old January 9th, 2008, 09:45 AM   #8
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Alaska looks beautiful....
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Old January 9th, 2008, 05:47 PM   #9
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I've never been to Alaska but it looks beautiful. That cruise ship shot of Jeneau reminds me of Jamaica it looks more tropical then it is with its bif green mountains right on the water with cruise ships. Of course it does warm up during the summer in Alaska.
And due to its position in the archipelago, Juneau enjoys a relatively mild climate similar to Seattle's, only somewhat cooler.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 04:49 AM   #10
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Alaska is home to the Midnight Sun Baseball Classic, a game played from about Mdnight to 3 AM around June 21.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #11
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How warm does it actually get in Alaska ??
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Old January 10th, 2008, 02:09 PM   #12
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Recently the setting of a major film based on a true story:
http://imdb.com/title/tt0758758/ Into the Wild

Also where the Simpsons ran away to in the Simpsons movie. BTW, is it true that people get money from the state of Alaska to move/live there?
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Old January 10th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #13
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I've always wanted to go to Barrow. My dad used to drive trucks up there.
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Old January 10th, 2008, 10:37 PM   #14
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How warm does it actually get in Alaska ??
I know Fairbanks has gotten up to 100º, which is the state's highest temperature, but I think that most highs in the Summer in the middle of the state are in the 60's.

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BTW, is it true that people get money from the state of Alaska to move/live there?
Everyone gets $500 from the state, if I'm correct. That's what is being referred to on the income tax forms when they ask about "Alaska Permanent Fund" or whatever it's called.
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Old January 11th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #15
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Usually the PFD is more around $1000. You start getting it a few years after you move, and you have to apply for it every year.
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Old January 12th, 2008, 08:04 PM   #16
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¿hay vuelos regulares desde Anchorage hacia Barrow?
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Old January 13th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #17
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Sí, serie de año.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:05 PM   #18
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It's big and cold.
That my friend is an understatment. It is Gigantic and cold like most will never see in their entire lifetime.

I have been there once and will again.

My fav time was on the Kenai pennisula in a town called Homer at the end of the spit.
To little time to expand right now , I will later sorry.

Go ALK.
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Old January 14th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #19
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I've always wanted to go to Barrow. My dad used to drive trucks up there.
i know bro me 2 haha, i dont know why though
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