Legend has it there's nothing tougher than an Alaska woman, and one competition sets out to prove exactly who’s the toughest.

Each year, a hardy group of women gathers in Talkeetna -- the small, quirky community of 900 people nestled in the northern Matanuska Valley -- for the annual Wilderness Woman Competition.

The challenges test a variety of “skills” any good Alaska woman should have, from hauling water and chopping wood to “shooting” a moose and making a sandwich for a man lounging in a recliner.

Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch: j.mp/akdsptchwildernesswoman

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