Although Katmai National Park is critical to many salmon runs and thousands of brown bears, it was originally created to preserve the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes which emerged following one of the largest volcanic eruptions in human history.  The Novarupta eruption of 1912 released 30 times the magma of the 1980 eruption of St. … Continue reading Katmai


Denali in the native Athabascan language means, "the great one" and its south peak rises to 20,310 feet above sea level.  It is in the Alaska Range and is the highest peak in North America.  This great mountain is surrounded by one of the largest national parks in the country.  What many people do not … Continue reading Denali