The 49th state Alaska, joined the Union in 1959. Anchorage it’s largest city with a population of almost 300,000 represents more than 50% of its’ residents. And one of of its’ citizens, Tim McGargill, will share with us his impressions of his new hometown, in our upcoming podcast October 28.
A recent transplant to Alaska, Tim will share with us the allure, beauty and challenges of living in our largest state. An avid runner and an ultra marathoner - 100 mile races - Alaska wildlife adds unique challenges to runners ! Moose, bears and foxes abound.
Moose can be bad tempered and given their size, runners need to be ready to detour from planned routes if one gets in the way.
Nature and abundant wildlife is never very far from Anchorage’s residential neighborhoods. But the city boasts an active and rich cultural life, employment opportunities as well as the great outdoors.
Denali, formerly known as Mt. McKinley is North America’s tallest peak - 21,000 feet - and within driving distance of the city.
But what is it like to live, work and play in this fascinating urban environment with spectacular scenery, wildlife and outdoor pursuits on your doorstep ? Long Summer nights and short Winter days are another adjustment a new arrival has to adjust to.
So make sure to listen to Thursday’s podcast when Tim McGargill will give us his impressions of life in Anchorage.