Wednesday, 10 November 2010

LOOK: Lake Clark National Park, Alaska 2006

"Established in 1980 by the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation ActLake Clark National Park and Preserve is a United StatesNational Park in southwestern Alaska. The park includes many streams and lakes vital to the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. The park allows a wide variety of recreational activities year-round.
Lake Clark has been called "the essence of Alaska", for it concentrates in a relatively small area of theAlaska Peninsula, Southwest of Anchorage, a variety of features not found together in any of the other Alaska Parks: the junction of three mountain ranges, (the Alaska Range from the North, the Aleutian Range from the South, and the park's own rugged Chigmit Mountains), two active volcanoes (Iliamnaand Redoubt), a coastline with rainforests on the East (similar to South East Alaska), a plateau with tundra on the West (similar to Arctic Alaska), and turquoise lakes.
No roads lead to the park and it can only be reached by small aircraft, floatplanes being the best method. The park, one of the least visited in the National Park System, averages just over 5,000 visitors per year."
The park is also known as the former home of the legendary Dick Proenneke. Read more about the park and Dick's cabin over on NPS.

See all 187 photos here.


The Saunterer said...

I'd love to go there! Just to be out there in the most untouched and unseen land, simply amazing.

Mark William Wales said...

Yeah, me and you both! I'm currently reading Dick's first book and although he said himself that it was a little fabricated by the author, it's still one of the best things I've ever read.

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