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Worth its wait in Alaskan gold

Playing the waiting game at Tailgate Alaska and King of the Hill 2011.

Updated: April 5, 2011, 12:08 PM ET
By Mary Fenton

There's a reason they call Alaska the things that they do: The Last Frontier; Land of the Midnight Sun; Beyond Your Dreams, Within Your Reach ...

All the clichés are true. Alaska is vast, isolated and expensive. It's one of the few places in the U.S. where you can drive 50 miles on a state highway and never see another vehicle. It's a place where the weather can change faster than you can say Deadliest Catch and the time of day is measured not by hours of daylight but ounces ...

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