No matter how much you love Alaska, I think you will be hard pressed to find anybody that likes Alaska this time of year. Days are getting warmer and the temps consistently stay above freezing during the day...you would think that would be a good thing. However, the daily melting tends to leave Anchorage looking a bit dirty, muddy, and grimy.
All of the road sand used in the winter combined with dirt from cars leave the cityscape a general gray color. Additionally, as the snow melts, items that have flown out of people's cars at high speeds and general garbage that has collected on the streets but long since buried in snow starts appearing.
This is not the time of year to visit Alaska!
The good news is that people get inspired and motivated to do some intensive Spring cleaning. A couple weekends are dedicated to the citywide clean-sweep of Anchorage streets and creeks. Corporate and civic volunteers dedicate their time to picking up garbage from sidewalks, ditches, parking lots, creeks & streams. The result is that almost overnight, Anchorage becomes shiney once again and prepares for the onslaught of Spring growth.
Bring on the Green!