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Alaska Visitors Guide

What you should know about our trails, wildlife and — for some — marijuana

A fisherman and a brown bear cast wary eyes at each other in the lower Brooks River in Katmai National Park. (Tegan Hanlon / ADN)

Curious about what to do in a bear encounter, or what Alaska's rules on marijuana are? Here's what you need to know.

Tips for exploring Alaska’s wilderness trails

While only some hikes demand special equipment, like crampons for a glacier trek or a stove for overnight ventures, there are other items you need every time.

A primer on Alaska animals and where to see them (safely)

The 49th state is home to an astounding variety of wildlife — entire itineraries have been built around viewing animals. Here's the rundown on Alaska's wildlife.

A tourist’s guide to legal marijuana in Alaska

This summer will mark Alaska's second tourist season with marijuana shops up and running. For visitors, here's what to expect, do and avoid.

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