AKwriter Joined: 04-25-2022
Lisa Maloney is a long-time Alaskan, freelance writer, and author of three award-winning guidebooks, including "Moon Alaska" and "Day Hiking Southcentral Alaska." She loves hiking, camping and travel, and when she's not traipsing around in her beloved mountains — or maybe exploring even farther afield — you'll probably find her dancing or making music on fiddle and button accordion.

Seasoned campers may already know what to expect while camping in Alaska: There'll be spectacular scenery, lots of wildlife, and many of the familiar trappings of any camping experience such as picnic tables, fire pits, and an overall opportunity to live closely with nature. But Alaska packs a few notable surprises that make it stand out from other camping destinations, and a few other aspects that can be challenging if you're not prepared for them. Here's a look at some of the things that make ...