Gates of the Arctic & Kobuk Valley

Welcome to the three-part series of Alaska’s National Parks, 2nd edition.  This summer I explored four more of Alaska’s eight National Parks: Gates of the Arctic, Kobuk Valley, Wrangell St. Elias, and Glacier Bay.  This was a much-anticipated trip, with lots of excursions and flights planned.  We were traveling to all of these parks via […]

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Katmai National Park

Katmai National Park was the last stop on our 2021 Alaskan summer adventure, and an adventure it was.  To get to Katmai, we had to first make our way to King Salmon, Alaska. King Salmon is an eclectic place.  The “town” consists of a few places for lodging, a restaurant/bar/coffee shop/gas station combo, a bank, […]

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Kenai Fjords National Park

Kenai Fjords National Park is located on the Kenai Peninsula, just outside the town of Seward, AK.  This National Park gets its name from the vast fjords lining the coast of the park.  The combination of marine life and icefield environments make this park incredibly special, just so special in fact, it has become one […]

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Denali National Park

Denali National Park was first established as a National Park in 1917, under the name of Mount McKinley National Park. It wasn’t until 1980 when its name was then changed to Denali National Park and Preserve.  Standing at 20,310 feet tall, the highest peak in North America, Denali is a wondrous sight to see.  Unfortunately, […]

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