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Oh, That Rainbow   Leave a comment

Summer at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska is short but sweet. Vibrant colors radiate during long days and caribou, bears, wolves, muskox and fox roam the landscape past mountains and rivers yet to be named. With no roads or trails, the remote park demands visitors to be self-sufficient. The beauty and solitude is their reward. Photo by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/25/17.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Alaskan Beauty

Posted July 26, 2017 by henrymowry in National Parks

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The White Stuff   Leave a comment

Leave Nothing But Footprints….   Leave a comment

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails and endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. It remains virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature. With no roads or trails, getting here is a challenge, but the reward is a lifetime of amazing memories. Photo by Carl Johnson, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 8/30/16.

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails and endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. It remains virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature. With no roads or trails, getting here is a challenge, but the reward is a lifetime of amazing memories. Photo by Carl Johnson, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 8/30/16.

Posted November 2, 2016 by henrymowry in National Parks

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No Roads.   Leave a comment

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails and endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. It remains virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature. With no roads or trails, getting here is a challenge, but the reward is a lifetime of amazing memories. Photo by Carl Johnson, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 8/30/16.

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails and endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. It remains virtually unchanged except by the forces of nature. With no roads, getting here is a challenge, but the reward is a lifetime of amazing memories. Photo by Carl Johnson, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 8/30/16.

Posted August 31, 2016 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Sunset, Finally   Leave a comment

The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, but Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska doesn't pay much attention. The last time the sun set in Bettles was on June 2, when it dipped below the horizon for a little over 20 minutes. Today, July 10, sees the first setting sun in 38 days, when the sun will once again drop below the horizon briefly before rising again. No wonder it’s called the land of the midnight sun. Photo by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/2/16.

The summer solstice marks the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, but Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska doesn’t pay much attention. The last time the sun set in Bettles was on June 2, when it dipped below the horizon for a little over 20 minutes. Today, July 10, the Park sees the first setting sun in 38 days, when the sun will once again drop below the horizon briefly before rising again. No wonder it’s called the land of the midnight sun. Photo by National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 7/2/16.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Alaskan Beauty

The Valley   Leave a comment

A wild river runs between two jagged mountains at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, creating a doorway to a wilderness of glacier-carved valleys and aurora-lit night skies. This vast landscape lies north of the Arctic Circle and has no roads or trails – making for adventurous exploration. Photo by Carl Johnson, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 2/17/16.

A wild river runs between two jagged mountains at Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, creating a doorway to a wilderness of glacier-carved valleys and aurora-lit night skies. This vast landscape lies north of the Arctic Circle and has no roads or trails – making for adventurous exploration. Photo by Carl Johnson, National Park Service. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 2/17/16.

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Gates of the Arctic National Park

Alaskan Beauty

Posted February 19, 2016 by henrymowry in National Parks

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‘Tis The Season   Leave a comment

A Pretty Meander   Leave a comment

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails and endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. Pictured here is a beautiful mountain vista near Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range. Photo by Carl Johnson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/14/15.

At Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska, wild rivers meander through glacier-carved valleys, caribou migrate along age-old trails and endless summer light fades into aurora-lit night skies of winter. Pictured here is a beautiful mountain vista near Anaktuvuk Pass in the Brooks Range. Photo by Carl Johnson. Posted on Tumblr by the US Department of the Interior, 5/14/15.

Posted May 26, 2015 by henrymowry in National Parks

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Bad, But Pretty?   2 comments

On Friday, Yahoo! released a list of The Nation’s Worst National Parks.”  The National Park Service took some umbrage with any Park being designated “worst” … and released this photo response.

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