- Written by Michelle Theall
To Preserve and Protect
Editor, Michelle Theall's letter in the September National Parks issue:
On the drive from Anchorage to Seward, I can't help but wonder: How on earth did our country decide which areas here to designate as a National Parks when everything in the state is so stunning? Seward Highway passes Beluga Point, where white whales bob and spin with smiles and translucent skin. Dall sheep scurry up sheer cliffs without pause. A moose wades across a marsh behind scrub, calves in close proximity. Glaciers carve out paths between ridges and flow into turquoise-colored lakes and rivers below mountain passes. There are plenty of pullouts, but I find it hard to stop driving when I know that something of equal or greater beauty will be around the next bend.
- Aerial view on Solstice
- Wildlife Wednesday: Dall sheep at Savage River
- Exclusive Excerpt: Dead Reckoning
- The 2014 World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
- Seaplane Almost Lands on Whale
- Wildlife Wednesday: Grizzly in the Neighborhood
- Alaska interview: Rachel Weaver
- 53rd Annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympics
- Aerial America: Alaska
- Only in Alaska...