Four year later, and I'm STILL on the map.
Alaska is way over-represented, per-capita on many fronts, such as: suicides, gun ownership, snow machine deaths, domestic violence, pilot's licenses, (low) population density, avalanche fatalities, (negative) taxation rates, bear attacks, Spam consumption (not really, we're second behind Hawaii), boating deaths, registered motor vehicles, and really stupid "reality" TV shows.
So I checked how we were in BPL representation. 4 in Alaska (plus more that I know of, but they aren't on the map) versus 8 in my home town of San Francisco which, while 14,000 times smaller, is about the same population.
So, apparently, like disco, shag carpet, non-smoking restaurants, acknowledgement of the 2008 and 2012 Presidential-election results, and acceptance of climate-change science; UL backpacking principles are taking many years longer to arrive up here.