Fairbanks, the Winter Wonderland!
The largest city in the Interior region is the most populous city (after Anchorage) of Alaska. The metropolitan area is located 196 miles south of the Arctic Circle. North of Fairbanks is a chain of hills that rises gradually that rises gradually until it reaches the white Mountains and the Yukon River. To the south of the river is the Tanana River. South of the river is the Tanana Flats, an area of marsh and bog that stretches for more than 100 miles (160km) until it rises into the Alaska Range, which is visible from Fairbanks on clear days. To the east and the west are low valleys separated by ridges of hills up to 3000 feet (910 m) above sea level.
The center of the National Park is also the highest peak in North America!
Denali National Park is six million acres of wild land divided by only one single road. The park has a lot of diversity. There is a mix of forest at the lowest elevations, including deciduous taiga. It is also home to tundra at middle elevations, and glaciers, rock and snow at the highest elevations. Not only is there a high diversity in landscape but also in activities you can participate in here. Some of them are: dog-sleding, cross-country skiing, snowmachining and hiking. The “Big Five” that people manly come here for are: Moose, Caribou, Dall Sheep, Wolves and Grizzly Bears.
The most crowded place in Alaska that isn’t even that crowded.
Anchorage is with 298,192 residents Alaska’s most populous city and, since Alaska is a very sparsely city, contains more than 40% of the state’s total population. Only New York City has a higher percentage of residents.
Camping In The Wild – How To Survive Alaska’s Wilderness
First of all…we did not really camp in the wild wilderness. We always stayed in a campground and not really in a remote area. There was always a front desk to go to in case of emergency, a town to go to in case something was missing and a road close-by for easy acces. So when I am talking about the wilderness here I mean something that really looks like the wild but is “only” a campground in the wild. So don’t take it too serious when I am trying to make you survive Alaska’s wilderness. Aaaaaanyways….let’s start with how 4 girls in their 20’s survived camping in campgrounds in Alaska.
First of all the right equipment:
A tent: https://amzn.to/2KegVxZ
This tent is meant for 6 to 9 people and is more of a summer tent. We had no problems setting it up or sleeping in it for about 10 days. It is huge so I would really only recommend it if you need to accomodate that many people.
If you do not need a tent that is that big you should check out this tent by Colemen which we normalls camp in if we are not more than 2 people: https://amzn.to/2MNDSGW
An air matress: https://amzn.to/2lphB5z
Hands down – this is the best air mattress ever. It is super comfortable, big and really resistable. We scratched it a couple of times over the gravel but it was totally fine.
Air pump: https://amzn.to/2K2s7OT
If you are travelling by car, which I assume since you are looking up advice for camping, you will most likely not have any outlets near so this airpump has cigarette lighter inverter adapter so you can also pump air into your mattress without an outlet. Just to make sure: If you don’t know the battery of your car that well, just leave the car running for the time you need the pump.
Car power inverter: https://amzn.to/2yxbJRj
If you just have a “normal” air pump and you need an outlet this is the thing you need. You plug it into the cigarette lighter in your car and it offers you an outlet.
Sleeping Bag: https://amzn.to/2lpZgW4
This is the sleeping bag that I always use no matter how warm or cold it is it really never dissapointed me….especially for that price!
Full of nature with lots of adventures waiting for you. Get ready for ALASKA.
Alaska is the 49th state of the United States of America. It is the largest state in the US by area, the 3rd least populous and the most sparsely populated of all the states.