What Do Jeepers Do During Alaska’s Summer Solstice?

Alaska is known for its long nights in the winter and long days in the summer. It is true that the sun stays up in plain sight during the summer. The summer solstice is when Alaska experiences the longest day of the year. The state hosts festivities to celebrate this remarkable day. This year, the longest day was on Friday June 21, 2019.

As part of Jeep Punishment’s tradition, an off-raising trail is planned out to watch the sunset as it stays steady on the horizon. We decided to plan the trail on Saturday July 22, 2019 for max participation. This year the trail we ventured on was Fairbanks Creek’s Historic Trail. The trail would typically take an hour with a vehicle to get to a high point where the mountains and sun are visible without any interference. This year, 20 Jeeps participated in the event and this taking 2-3 hours to get to the top. We reached at exactly midnight and watched the sunset. Many people took photos as this is one experience never to be forgotten.


Hello! I was born and raised on a small island called Saipan for 18 years. Shortly after my high school graduation, I joined the United States Air Force. In 2016, I separated from the Air Force and moved to Denver, Colorado. In June 2017, I took a contracting job up here in Alaska. Since then, I have been living and experiencing the wonderful lifestyle of being up North!

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