Let’s talk about Alaska, the state that’s so big, it makes Texas look like a little baby. And if you’re brave enough to venture up to the Last Frontier, you gotta check out Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula.
I checked a bag full of gear just to be able to tent camp in Denali and Homer! I still love roughing it every now and then and getting my boots dirty.
Denali National Park is home to North America’s highest peak, Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley). So if you’re looking to feel small and insignificant, this is the place for you! But don’t worry, you won’t be alone. The park is crawling with wildlife like grizzly bears, moose, and caribou. And what better way to get up close and personal with these critters than on a guided tour or a good ol’ fashioned hike?
Now, let’s head on down to the Kenai Peninsula, where the landscapes are as breathtaking as the mosquitoes are hungry. But seriously, folks, the Kenai Peninsula is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You can go fishing, kayaking, hiking, and if you’re lucky, catch a glimpse of some bald eagles, whales, or sea otters. And don’t forget about the glaciers! Because who doesn’t love ice formations that are thousands of years old? I hiked on a glacier, it was an unforgettable and educational experience.
But before you start packing your bags, there’s one thing you need to know about Alaska: the weather is about as predictable as a moose on roller skates. So be sure to bring your parka, your sunscreen, and your sense of humor. Because in Alaska, you never know what you’re gonna get.
All jokes aside, visiting Denali National Park and the Kenai Peninsula is an unforgettable experience. You’ll witness some of the most stunning landscapes in the world and make memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Get up to Alaska and have yourself an adventure!