Alaskan Rail Systems

The Alaska Railroad Trains had been around for almost a century by the time Alaska got its first railroad in 1903. The Alaskan wilderness has never been easy to navigate, so the founding of the Alaska Railroad helped to connect various parts of Alaska and has grown into a great recreational and commercial transportation option. The history of the Alaska Railroad was full of interesting obstacles. History The [...]

The Alaska State Fair: A History

History of Alaska State Fair The Alaska State Fair is one of the most popular celebrations in Alaska. This event encompasses a week and a half long festivity known for it's amazing panoramic views of the Chugach Mountains and unique displays. Hundreds of vendors come in from all over the country and many farmers and ranchers centralize for a variety of competitions. The fair is famous for their giant vegetable judging, [...]

Your Day on the Ice: Ice Climbing 101

Ice Climbing 101 A MICA Guide manages the rope system while a climber ascends from glacial meltwater below Ice climbing is a wild and unique way to explore the Alaskan wilderness. Before you start there is a lot to learn. Arriving with a good idea of what to expect can help ease your worries and get you prepared for a day of adventure with MICA Guides. Arriving When you [...]

Surfing in Alaska

Alaskan Swells When it comes to finding wave sets and connecting with the water in Alaska, a few factors are at play; What kind of gear you have, what kind of beach or island to use as a destination, and the type of wave set your interested in. Although Alaska might not have the warm and tropical temperatures as other volcanic shorelines, it has elements that you cannot experience [...]


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