The University of Alaska Museum of the North opened an exhibit dedicated to dinosaurs in Alaska in May. It has teeth, skeletons and tracks of the extinct reptiles and their contemporaries that have never been seen by the public before. “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” is the first show of its kind at the museum and, as such, “fairly monumental,” said Earth sciences curator Patrick Druckenmiller.
The dominant political message in Alaska may be about economics, but Obama consistently focused primarily on the environment during his trip, frustrating some politicians but bringing crucial truths into the public eye.Dermot Cole
If you’re anything like me – condolences, by the way – you will be mesmerized by a sight about 1.5 miles short of the parking lot at Eklutna Lake. Rochelle’s Ice Cream Shop, located just off the two-lane road to the lake, is a spell-binding vision to any ice cream junkie. It also doubles as tasty motivation to polish off the hike up and down Twin Peaks Trail: After elevation pains, you can savor sweet gains.