Much to the chagrin of Texas, Alaska is the largest state in the Union.
More than double the size, Alaska is a whopping 571,951 sq. miles, compared to Texas’ measly 261,797 sq. miles.
But Texas does have Alaska beat with population. Texas can boast 22,859,968, while the entire state of Alaska houses only 663,661 people.
Alaska’s landscape is composed of rain forest, glacial lakes and rivers, mountains and tundra - and much of it is wet, marshy and swampy, with plenty of bird-sized mosquitoes.
A vast majority of it’s large terrain is uninhabited and accessible only by boat, plane or on foot. Many of the outlying communities are old mining towns or villages of the native tribes, such as the Athabascans or Inuits.
The largest population centers are Anchorage (~ 275,000) and Fairbanks (~30,000)
These major metropolis’ are connected by three major highways - Parks, Richardson and Glenn.
There is also the Sterling Highway which connects Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula, and the World Famous Alaska Highway which runs from Dawson Creek, British Columbia and officially ends in Delta Junction, Alaska.
As we set out on our Epic Expedition, driving from Alaska to Argentina, we drive from Homer (population 5,400) along the Sterling Highway to Anchorage (population ~275,000).
Here's a list of activities to do in Anchorage, Alaska
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