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Welcome North! ExploreNorth is the world's largest Web site that focusses on travel in, and the history of, Alaska, the Yukon Territory, Northwest Territories and northern British Columbia. The site currently (January 2017) consists of 30,698 files (approximately 5,600 pages) taking up 2.25GB of space.

    The thousands of pages of information rely heavily on photography, both historic and current, to share our passion for this region.

    The site is constantly being worked on, and the community and highway guides that are an important part of the site for many of our readers are the sections currently being re-designed and re-written.

This Week's Features:

A motorcycle, history, and airplanes day
Yesterday, I got out on my motorcycle, found a 1941 plane crash site, spent time with old friends and new, and photographed a few airplanes at YXY.

Warming in the north continues as predicted
At the University of Alaska Fairbanks, what used to be spruce trees and an insulating carpet of forest floor is now a layer of warm asphalt, and the ice beneath is shrinking.

Proposed shortcut highway to Alaska, 1955
A pair of lengthy articles from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner describe the rebirth of Donald MacDonald's dream for another highway to Alaska, along 'Route A'.

Making a new map of Denali
Fairbanks scientist Matt Nolan recently made an intricate new map of Denali while crisscrossing its summit a few times in a single-engine airplane.

The History of Military Sled Dogs in Alaska
An illustrated article by Jack Waid, United States Air Force 354th Fighter Wing Historian.