A wide range of trips throughout Southcentral Alaska.
Fairbanks: 16°/34°/Partly sunny
It may have been the ugliest dinosaur ever. But Pachyrhinosaurus perotorum, an arctic-dwelling relative of the three-horned Triceratops, was uniquely Alaskan, a species whose existence was only announced by scientists last fall. In the atrium of the main entrance of University Center Mall, Anchorage artist James Havens is depicting the beast on a 10-foot-by-10-foot canvas daily from noon to 8 p.m.
People coming to Alaska often get on the state ferry at Bellingham, Wash., and float north to Haines, where they head up a road to the Alaska Highway. How long is the Bellingham-Haines trip?
A flight to Anchorage from Seattle, the most commonly used connection point, takes about 3 hours 30 minutes.
Vacationers have a wide variety of ways to get to Alaska.
Summer's high temperatures reach the mid-60s
Juneau has a well-deserved reputation for being rainy. But when the days are clear, the views of mountains and ocean are brilliant.
Juneau's maritime location protects the city from large temperature swings. The daily summer weather report often shows high and low readings only 15 degrees apart.
August and September are the rainiest months during the cruise season, but rain can be expected any warm month.
Period of record: 9/1/1949 to 12/31/2000