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A Glimpse of Alaska in Early March

For many people, the mental image they get of Alaska, especially in early March, is a vast snow-covered wasteland. Alaska does get a lot of snow and it is often cold in March, however, a lot of it isn’t at all what people imagine. Alaska is a beautiful state and it has a lot more to see than just wasteland.

The following are a few webcam pictures from various places in Alaska in early March. 

Mount McKinley

There is more snow on Mount McKinley and the area around it, but that isn't surprising since it is north and inland. That isn't even counting the fact that this is the tallest mountain in North America. The summit of the mountain is hidden in clouds, but those clouds also show some amazing colors.

Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks shows a lot more snow than the previous images. It is also closer to the idea most people have of the barren tundra when they think of Alaska. However, even this isn't barren. Most of the trees in the distance are alpine trees; reduced in height, but still numerous.

Although there are places in Alaska that look more barren and snow covered, the state is huge and it is a great deal more than just frozen tundra and permafrost. These are only a few places in Alaska, but this should be enough to dispell that image of the state. Consider that Alaska is a little more than half the size of the lower 48 states combined and you might get a notion of just how enormous the state is. It is beautiful, too.

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Written by Rex Trulove

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