Araneus saevus that’s not doing too well at all. Very malnourished.
Araneus gemma, perhaps.
No A. gemma in Alaska so far. This is one of the less seen morphs of A. saevus. Compare images on bugguide.net
You make a good point. We do have Alaska sightings for A.saevus. So, I agree it is likely. I’ll ask for a third opinion.
Agree with A. saevus.