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Gates of the Arctic National Park is home to both black and grizzly bears. Other wildlife include wolves, wolverine, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, coyotes, lynx, red fox, muskox, beaver, river otter, and more.
An array of birdlife spend the summers here. Golden eagle, bald eagle, Peregrine and Gyr falcon, Great Horned and Snowy Owl, Rough-legged hawk, Northern Goshawk are just a few of the raptors found in the park.
Home of the Wood frog, a 2-3 inch long frog that can freeze solid in the winter, thaw out and come back to “life” in the spring. Pretty amazing feat.
There are no maintained trails within the park and only a couple of hike able social/game trails exist.
Within this Park are six Wild and Scenic Rivers. You can enjoy one of them on our Alatna River Packraft trip.
Winter activities could include snowshoeing and backcountry skiing. The park can also be a great place to view northern lights.
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Hey Folks, Well, it’s well and truly spring here in Alaska, and the summer/fall hiking season right around the corner. So for anyone heading north this summer, this page might be of interest to you. Gates of the Arctic National Park is one of the less visited national parks in the state, which makes it […]
Hey Folks, I’ve written on the topic of trekking poles a few times in the past. Here also. Every year I receive a lot of questions about the use of trekking poles in Alaska. Nothing’s changed. Use them. The image above illustrates how useful they can be. Backpacking up or down steep terrain like this, often on […]
Hey Folks, It’s that time of the year again. Wrapping up image editing and putting together a quick gallery of photos from the year for you. These are mostly from different photo tours we ran this year. Northern Lights over Brooks Range, Alaska. Polar bear cubs wrestling, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.
Caliban, Arrigetch peaks, Gates of the Arctic National Park, Alaska.
hey Folks, Whoops sorry about this. I haven’t posted in a while. Things were pretty hectic since July, and I’ve now got a little bit of down time so I’ll try to make up for that. Instead of posting an Image of the Month for November, I’ll upload a handful of photos, one for August […]