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Exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage

Exploring Alaska’s Inside Passage

Natural Habitat Adventures June 20, 2016 1

Last August, I was fortunate enough to spend an entire week cruising Alaska’s famed “Inside Passage” aboard the Safari Quest. This was my first visit to the incredible state of Alaska, and it certainly

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Nature Travel: The Health Benefits of Awe and Anticipation

Nature Travel: The Health Benefits of Awe and Anticipation

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 7, 2015 21

The first time you see a lion on the great plains of Africa, it fills you with wonder. While watching a grizzly bear catch salmon at Brooks Falls in Alaska, you can’t help but

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Grizzly Bear Travels: A Photo Essay

Grizzly Bear Travels: A Photo Essay

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 11, 2014 21

Being close enough to view a grizzly bear in the wild inspires feelings of awe and nostalgia: wonder at their size and power, and a longing for an America that once was—when the land

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Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Climate Change and Wildfire Risk: Will Future Forests Be Treeless?

Candice Gaukel Andrews January 7, 2014 29

Last fall, in the midst of burned and charred trees left in the wake of Yosemite National Park’s Rim Fire, I participated in, of all things, a wedding. It was the most beautiful wedding

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Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Change of Name: Should “Mount McKinley” Become “Denali”?

Candice Gaukel Andrews July 3, 2012 36

Nature surrounds us with an amazing variety of animals, insects, birds, plants and topographic features. To refer to and distinguish the entities in this bounty, we assign them names—often two: one for common use

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Cruise Ship vs. Kayak? How to See the Real Alaska

Cruise Ship vs. Kayak? How to See the Real Alaska

Wendy Redal February 17, 2012 0

How would you rather experience Alaska? With 10,000 cruise ship passengers, or from the seat of a kayak in Misty Fjords in the solitude of wilderness

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