Flora and fauna of the Last Frontier

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Texans claim to do everything big, but Alaskans do everything gigantic.  Gigantic mountains, seas, bears, mosquitos, and especially flowers.

SFMC’s George Ellis ventured up to the Land of the Midnight Sun on June 21, 2013 to check out the Summer Solstice — where Anchorage reports 22 hours of sunlight.   The sun shines long during the short Alaskan summer. The largest state’s rugged landscape is a haven for its tenacious wildlife, flowers, and plants. Some of the region’s flora and fauna grows exceptionally larger than the  “lower 48.”

During his visit, George also participated in the 40th Annual Mayor’s Marathon, organized by the University of Alaska and Anchorage, to run  through the historical district community and the scenic breath-taking foothills of the Chugach Mountains.