A cool city for more reasons than the weather. [by Michelle Theall]
[from the February 2017 issue) [by Michelle Theall]
(Southeast Alaska) Wrangell is located at northwest tip of Wrangell Island on Zimovia Strait, 3 hours by ferry or 32 air miles southeast of Petersburg, and 6 hours by ferry or 85 air miles north of Ketchikan.
Population: 220 Whittier is located at the head of Passage Canal on Prince William Sound, 59 miles south of Anchorage via the Seward Highway and Whittier Access Road.
Located between Wasilla and Lucille lakes in the Susitna Valley, about 42 miles north of Anchorage, on the Parks Highway.
Valdez (pronounced val-DEEZ) is located on Port Valdez, an estuary off Valdez Arm in Prince William Sound. Valdez is 115 air miles fronm Anchorage; 304 highway miles (about a 5-hour drive) from Anchorage; and 366 highway miles from Fairbanks.
Tok is located Milepost 1314 Alaska Highway, at the junction with the Tok Cutoff (Glenn Highway), 328 driving miles from Anchorage, 254 miles from Valdez and 206 miles from Fairbanks.
(Pr. of Wales Island) Thorne Bay is located on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, 57 miles from the Clark Bay ferry terminal and 34 miles from Klawock.
Located on at the end of 14-mile-long Talkeetna Spur Road, which junction with the Parks Highway at Milepost A 98.7 Parks Highway then deadends at Talkeetna’s Main Street. Talkeetna is situated at the confluence of the Talkeetna, Susitna and Chulitna rivers.
Sterling is located on the Sterling Highway, 81 miles from Seward, 134 miles from Anchorage and 98 miles from Homer, at the confluence of the Moose and Kenai rivers.