Growing up in Alaska during the latchkey generation was never short of amusement. It was a time before the internet had our parents convinced there was something nefarious lurking behind every bush. Also, it was before cell phones were common which meant there was virtually no evidence of our shenanigans. We ran barefoot through the woods and we were just as wild as the world in which we lived. Some experiences have seemed to strike a certain chord of similarity for most Alaskan born and raised.
Here are a few essential experiences we had growing up in Alaska.