Alaska April 01, 2017
There’s No Other Place On Planet Earth Quite Like This One In Alaska
Much of Alaska is vast, remote and incredibly beautiful. There’s one place here that’s unlike any other – the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve. A natural land bridge once existed here, connecting what is now Asia to North America. It’s an absolutely magnificent place.
Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is located on the Seward Peninsula.
The preserve covers 2,697,391 acres
The fall colors near Serpentine Hot Springs are just stunning.
Serpentine Springs has long been a popular spot for soaking. The bath house was constructed in 1953.
Tundra makes up most of the interior portion of the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.
Fireweed blooms here in July and August.
Here, you can see some extraordinary land forms.
The hills you see here are called pingos; they're formed by permafrost. The patterns on the tundra are called polygons.
Wildlife is abundant here, including herds of muskox...
...and least weasel, just to name a few species.
The Lost Jim Lava Flow is a prominent part of this preserve.
A volcanic eruption thousands of years ago caused this lava flow, which then hardened, forever affecting the growth of the tundra.
The lava flow is so immense that it covers 88 square miles.
You can see that, little by little, vegetation is making its way back into this part of the tundra.
Tall, granite formations called tors were also formed by volcanic activity.
They were once underground formations, but over time, erosion has uncovered them.
This vast, remote place is accessible only by float plane, snowmobile or dogsled.
Have you ever explored the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve? Tell us about your journey!
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