Northern exposure: Summer in the coolest US state

CNN - 07-16


(CNN) — The United States' 49th state, the country's largest, is famed for snowy landscapes, wintry weather and frigid temperatures. But the long days of summer -- most of the state has almost 24-hour daylight for two months each year -- mean that there's no shortage of time to experience the wilderness, people and culture that make this a truly special destination.