The bears noticed our absence during the pandemic and took the opportunity to throw a party, with some bruins behaving better than others.
Erin McKittrick let her 10-year-old son plan a family trip in Katmai National Park. The adventure was an exercise in decision making and childhood joy.
Visitors can see everything from bears and murres to sand dunes and salmon.
[by David Shaw]
It’s Denali National Park’s fault I live in Alaska. Fourteen years ago, I accepted a position as a field biologist, banding birds at the far end of the park’s only road. For two months I awoke every clear morning to a view of Denali itself, the Great One rising 20,320 feet into thin air. I was hooked, and have been here ever since.