Nature April 03, 2017
The World’s Most Remote National Park Is Located Right Here In Alaska
Alaska is full of vast, majestic places where few people exist. The country’s northernmost National Park is remote and most of it is nearly untouched by humans. Take a look at this stunning place.
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Gates of the Arctic National Park includes 8.5 million acres of wilderness nearly untouched by tourists.
This place is so remote that few people visit. In 2014, only 12,669 trekked through this wild place.
You can't just hop in your car and drive to this majestic place. In early spring, a few visitors arrive by dogsled; in the summer, others arrive by float plane.
Check in at the ranger station when you arrive, then head out on your adventure.
Once the plane leaves you here, you're pretty much on your own. You'll find few services here. In fact, many of the landmarks in this vast place are unnamed.
Trekking through this wilderness is difficult; no established trails exist here. A full day's hike results in only about six miles of progress.
The park is home to caribou, grizzly bears, Dall's sheep, moose and wolves, but this place is so vast that you might stay here for weeks and see very little wildlife.
You'll need to be well-prepared to visit this place. Topographical maps and GPS are crucial here. Quality cold-weather gear will make a big difference in your comfort level; trekking poles will help you traverse the terrain. Mosquito nets and insect repellant are a must.
This park offers terrain that most people will never see during their lifetimes.
For the most incredible wilderness adventure of your life, visit Gates of the Arctic National Park.
Few people ever visit this place. Have you been there?
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