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Gates of the Arctic

 



 

In the May/June issue, we explore Alaskaís remote and vastly beautiful Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve in Alaska. Meet the team that delivered the story, and browse a photo essay that captures their experiences.

TRAVELER contributing editor Jeff Rennicke wrote vividly of the trek. A former Gates guide and self-described wilderness storyteller, Rennicke says returning to Gates was “a reminder of just how beautiful and how wild the place really is.”

Photographer Beth Wald documented the groupís every hike, raft trip, and campout. “I seem to be drawn to wild, harsh places like the Arctic,” she says. “Places where oneís sense of being alive is heightened by extremes of landscape and weather, or by coming across fresh grizzly tracks in the mud.”

—Heather Morgan

Heather Morgan is a TRAVELER associate researcher and online editor.

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