photo by Bruce Malnia
For a state so large…even with such a small population…there are an astounding number of web cams available. You can keep an eye on Alaska scenery, weather and daily life by bookmarking these site directories:
For scenery, I highly recommend the web cam at Augustine Island with its stunning view of the volcano. And the cam at the Little Diomede Island, not far from where you really can see Russia! The harbor views of coastal towns are fantastic. I personally have a special place in my heart for the cam at Isabel Pass in the Alaska Range, because we pass through this gorgeous summit on our way to fishing expeditions each summer.
Living in Fairbanks, I also enjoy some of the local offerings. I appreciate the web cam at the Department of Motor Vehicles that lets me know ahead of time how long I will be in the waiting area. In fact, I’ve been known to wave at the camera when I’m there (Hi, Mom!). People regularly stand in front of the web cams downtown to greet family and friends for birthdays, holidays, weddings and to celebrate the summer solstice sunshine at midnight. I also like to check out the red squirrel web cam in North Pole every winter to see if their squirrels are active at 40 below.
Keeping up with life in Sarah Palin's Alaska is only a mouse click away.