Alaska — National Park Explorers

Category: Alaska

  • Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

    At over 13 million acres, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is the second largest park in the world.  It’s larger than the country of […]

     
  • Glenn Highway

    Glenn Highway

    The Glenn Highway (Alaska Route 1) extends 190 miles from Anchorage east to Glennallen.  The highway was named for Captain Edwin Glenn, leader of an […]

     
  • Denali National Park Flightseeing

    Denali National Park Flightseeing

    Denali National Park is one of the largest parks in the world, protecting over 6 million acres in central Alaska.  One of the main attractions […]

     
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  • Mat-Su Valley

    Mat-Su Valley

    The Mat-Su Valley is a 23,000-square-mile area north of Anchorage that is bounded by the Matanuska and Sustina Rivers.  It’s one of the fastest growing […]

     
  • Chugach State Park

    Chugach State Park

    Chugach (“CHEW gatch”) State Park is the third-largest state park in the United States, preserving 495,404 acres of mountains and forests in and around the […]

     
  • Prince William Sound

    Prince William Sound

    Prince William Sound is a large inlet in the Gulf of Alaska along the southern coast of Alaska.  We fortunate to see two humpback whales […]

     
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  • Whittier

    Whittier

    Whittier is an Alaskan city and ice-free port on Prince William Sound.  It has a deepwater harbor used by cruise ships, day cruises, and the […]

     
  • Portage Valley

    Portage Valley

    The Portage Valley sits at the east end of the Turnagain Arm.  At its head is the famous Portage Glacier (shown above), so-named in 1898 […]

     
  • Chugach National Forest

    Chugach National Forest

    The Chugach National Forest is the second largest national forest in the United States, protecting 5.4 million acres (the largest is the 17-million acre Tongass […]

     
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  • Turnagain Arm

    Turnagain Arm

    The Cook Inlet, which we visited earlier, branches into the Knik Arm to the north and the Turnagain Arm to the east.  The Turnagain Arm […]

     
  • Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords National Park

    Kenai Fjords National Park protects 669,984 acres on the Kenai Peninsula southeast of Anchorage, Alaska.  The park includes the massive Harding Ice Field, which spawns […]

     
  • Seward

    Seward

    Seward is a small town on the southeast corner of the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.  It sits at the top of Resurrection Bay, with Kenai […]

     
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