Originally Posted by exiled_expatriate
My life is stale, this place I've known for far too long and perhaps I need a complete change of scenery; an injection of adventure that the wilderness could bring. I've never adapted well to life in a large, bustling city. If things were completely within my control, I'd be overseas already. What specifically did you dislike about Alaska? Just curious.
The people, the weather, the scenery isn't pretty at all the trees are all bottle scrubber ugly trees, or plain birch trees, the animals are cool, don't get me wrong, but it was teh worst five years of my life. Its awful up there. The people are insane, at least by my standards. Depending on where you go, the climate can be insane (you just said a small town, not really the location), but if it's in the interior, get ready for -45 to -60 below in the winter, and 100 degrees in the summer. If it's coastal, get ready for feet and feet and feet of snow in the winter and rain all summer.
Really, the only nice thing were the animals, and then you get to watch moose ride by in the back of someone's truck. Seeing as the second favorite (no, first favorite) activity up there right with snow machining is hunting. Hunting and fishing really.