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One Hundred Years + Our Favorite Panoramas

The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purposes of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and… Read more »

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Katmai National Park: Living With Bears

Walking through Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park is like walking through a reverse zoo. People are quarantined and shuffled around and blocked off to allow the iconic brown bears to go about their business in their own home. The compact community of Brooks Camp consists of a National Park Visitor Center, a lodge with… Read more »

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Katmai National Park Video: the most iconic NPS photo op

When you talk about iconic photo ops in the NPS, I think Katmai National Park wins hands down. Chances are if you read our blog there’s a good chance you’ve seen pictures or video from Katmai National Park – maybe without even realizing it. This classic shot is a bear at the edge of a waterfall chomping down… Read more »

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All Alone in Lake Clark (Video)

All of the national parks in Alaska are relatively remote, quiet, and free from swarming crowds. But there was one park that redefined those adjectives. Lake Clark National Park was our sixth Alaskan park. At that point, we had traveled by ferry, large airplane, bush plane, shuttle bus, car, tour boat, and of course, by… Read more »

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6 reasons to visit Alaska’s most underrated National Park

Dubbing Lake Clark Alaska’s most underrated National Park is very debatable. Elizabeth argued for Wrangell-St. Elias. But I say for the ratio of awareness to park beauty and opportunities, it’s hard to beat the lesser known, inaccessible 6 million acres of undeveloped 4 million acres of rugged mountain and lake wilderness that is Lake Clark… Read more »

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Orcas, Calving Glaciers, and Icefields: Kenai Fjords National Park Video

When we were planning our visit to Alaska, we knew that the wildlife would probably be more abundant than down here in the lower 48. I pictured bears popping out from behind cars in Anchorage, caribou blanketing the meadows, and bald eagles swarming like pigeons. I wasn’t that far off, actually. The eagles ARE like… Read more »

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Kenai Fjords National Park by Water, by Land

If you are following us elsewhere (like Instagram or Facebook), you know that we have officially finished our trip and have cozied up in my smallish hometown of Washington, Missouri. (Corncob pipe capitol of the world, thankyouverymuch) We are planning to continue to share pictures, videos, and perspectives on our trip for a long time,… Read more »

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Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic: my most agonizing park visits

I agonized for a long time over how to visit both Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic National Parks. They are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Alaska and are arguably the two most remote National Parks in the NPS. They don’t have roads leading to them, trails running through them or any kind… Read more »

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Kobuk Valley & Gates of the Arctic: Logistics & a Video

As you might have read when we wrote an overview of the eight Alaska parks, we struggled a bit with how to visit Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic, two of the most remote and inaccessible parks with the least amount of facilities. Because of the nature and speed of our visit to Alaska,… Read more »

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Three Perfect Days in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

As the largest park in the country, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is automatically intimidating. Funnily enough, since it’s one of the few driveable parks in Alaska, it was also the park that we put the least amount of planning into. We figured we’d show up and wing it, which has worked out for us pretty… Read more »

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  • img_5377.jpg

    One Hundred Years + Our Favorite Panoramas

    The service thus established shall promote and regulate the use of the Federal areas known as national parks, monuments, and reservations hereinafter specified by such means and measures as conform to the fundamental purposes of the said parks, monuments, and reservations, which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and… Read more »

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    Katmai National Park: Living With Bears

    Walking through Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park is like walking through a reverse zoo. People are quarantined and shuffled around and blocked off to allow the iconic brown bears to go about their business in their own home. The compact community of Brooks Camp consists of a National Park Visitor Center, a lodge with… Read more »

  • Katmai - Valley of 10k Smokes

    Katmai National Park Video: the most iconic NPS photo op

    When you talk about iconic photo ops in the NPS, I think Katmai National Park wins hands down. Chances are if you read our blog there’s a good chance you’ve seen pictures or video from Katmai National Park – maybe without even realizing it. This classic shot is a bear at the edge of a waterfall chomping down… Read more »

  • IMG_3046

    All Alone in Lake Clark (Video)

    All of the national parks in Alaska are relatively remote, quiet, and free from swarming crowds. But there was one park that redefined those adjectives. Lake Clark National Park was our sixth Alaskan park. At that point, we had traveled by ferry, large airplane, bush plane, shuttle bus, car, tour boat, and of course, by… Read more »

  • 6 reasons to visit Alaska’s most underrated National Park

    Dubbing Lake Clark Alaska’s most underrated National Park is very debatable. Elizabeth argued for Wrangell-St. Elias. But I say for the ratio of awareness to park beauty and opportunities, it’s hard to beat the lesser known, inaccessible 6 million acres of undeveloped 4 million acres of rugged mountain and lake wilderness that is Lake Clark… Read more »

  • IMG_2766

    Orcas, Calving Glaciers, and Icefields: Kenai Fjords National Park Video

    When we were planning our visit to Alaska, we knew that the wildlife would probably be more abundant than down here in the lower 48. I pictured bears popping out from behind cars in Anchorage, caribou blanketing the meadows, and bald eagles swarming like pigeons. I wasn’t that far off, actually. The eagles ARE like… Read more »

  • IMG_2800

    Kenai Fjords National Park by Water, by Land

    If you are following us elsewhere (like Instagram or Facebook), you know that we have officially finished our trip and have cozied up in my smallish hometown of Washington, Missouri. (Corncob pipe capitol of the world, thankyouverymuch) We are planning to continue to share pictures, videos, and perspectives on our trip for a long time,… Read more »

  • IMG_2540

    Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic: my most agonizing park visits

    I agonized for a long time over how to visit both Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic National Parks. They are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Alaska and are arguably the two most remote National Parks in the NPS. They don’t have roads leading to them, trails running through them or any kind… Read more »

  • IMG_2543

    Kobuk Valley & Gates of the Arctic: Logistics & a Video

    As you might have read when we wrote an overview of the eight Alaska parks, we struggled a bit with how to visit Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic, two of the most remote and inaccessible parks with the least amount of facilities. Because of the nature and speed of our visit to Alaska,… Read more »

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    Three Perfect Days in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    As the largest park in the country, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is automatically intimidating. Funnily enough, since it’s one of the few driveable parks in Alaska, it was also the park that we put the least amount of planning into. We figured we’d show up and wing it, which has worked out for us pretty… Read more »