Trekking Alaska’s Trekking back to Alaska!

Mar 6, 2015 | 0 comments

For the last 6 months, I’ve been fending off the trepidation that this past summer might have been my last in Alaska for a while. Thank goodness for good fortune, good friends, good family, and good thoughts: I will in fact be returning to the Last Frontier this summer for another season with the National Park Service!

And this time, it’s a big one. Ever heard of Denali National Park and Preserve? You know, that 6 million acre park in the heart of Alaska, home to Mt. McKinley (North America’s tallest peak), epic scenery, cool archaeological sites, and a ton of wicked awesome wildlife? Yeah, that’s the one. 🙂

I know it’s going to be an entirely different challenge than anything I’ve ever faced before, but I’ve never been so sure of anything I wanted to do in my life. I will be leading programs for bigger groups than I’ve ever led, living in a different part of Alaska that I’ve never seen, and on a team of a much bigger staff than I’ve ever worked with. Not to mention, one of my favorite coworkers from Sitka also got hired there, so I’m additionally happy that I will already know someone there.

Every season with the park service I’ve learned so much, and I am sure this will be no exception. I just hope I can use what I’ve learned to make this experience the best it can be.

So, sit tight, and keep a look out for the first photos from interior Alaska in about 7 weeks. Until then, I might put up a few posts about Denali just to make you as excited as I am about this.


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