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Traveling Alaska's wilderness

Pictures by QT Luong

[Backpacking Gates of the Arctic]
[Backpacking Lake Clark]
[Backpacking Katmai]
[Kayaking Glacier Bay]
[Canoeing Kobuk Valley]

Alaska is a land of enormous proportions, a fifth the size of the USA, but with a population is far less than one milion. Most of the state is made of wild mountains, glaciers, and rivers, many of them are preserved in eight National Parks of a scale difficult to imagine. Over the course of three summers, I explored some of those wilderness areas by foot and paddle. Most those trips required the use of elaborate logistics to access remote areas.

A backpacking trip into the Arrigetch Peaks: a typical wilderness experience in Alaska.