Alaska National Parks@alaskanps

Alaska hosts 15 national parks, preserves, monuments and national historical parks. #alaskanationalparks Comment Policy http:go.nps.gov/Alaska-social

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Alaska National Parks

What’s an essential piece of gear for you outdoor adventures? Our plant ecologist is clad in this very stylish bug jacket! #sciencecouture #beringlandbridge


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Alaska National Parks

The climbing season has begun! 866 mountaineers have registered to climb the tallest peak in North America, Denali. Located in Denali National Park and Preserve, this 20,310 ft (6,190 m) tall mountain had a summit success rate of 45% for 2018. Best of luck to all the climbers this year! Check out the Field Reports on @denalinps website to get up to date information about what is happening on the mountain! πŸ“·: NPS/T. Rains

#findyourpark #encuentratuparque #denali #climbeverymountain #mountains


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Happy Earth Day! How will you be celebrating today? 🌎🌏🌍🌈 #findyourpark #earthday #nationalparkweek


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β€œIn the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” - Mary Oliver
Photo credit: NPS/N. Herbert
#findyourpark #fridayfeeling #nationalpoetrymonth #encuentratuparque


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Patterns, symmetry and texture! How do nature's patterns influence our lives?
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#ArtByNature #Symmetries #Patterns #Textures #BeringLandBridge #ACloserLook


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Every year, thousands of people enter the parks not just as visitors but as VIPs: Volunteers-In-Parks! This week is National Volunteer Week and we would like to take a moment to recognize the thousands of folks who volunteer their time, skills, labor, and heart to the National Parks and the people who enjoy them. Whether they are organizing events, leading a walking tour, answering questions, or picking up trash, our parks would not be the same without our VIPs πŸ’š Learn more about joining the Volunteers-In-Parks program at https://www.volunteer.gov/

#NPSVolunteer #findyourpark #Volunteer #EncuentraTuParque #nationalpark


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There are an infinite number of adventures you can go on while exploring Alaska. One of those adventures is a float trip down the mighty Yukon River which flows nearly 2,000 miles (3,187 km) from Canada, winding across Alaska before spilling out into the Bering Sea. You can paddle portions of the river in a few days, or spend weeks taking in the the spectacular scenery, vast wilderness, cultural significance, being witness to an intact intertwined ecological community. Photo credit: NPS/ S. Tevebaugh


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Spring is in the air and very soon birds like this qurraquraq (Semipalmated Plover, Charadrius semipalmatus) along with 150 other species will make there way up into the far reaches of the arctic into Cape Krustenstern National Monument. While the monument is remote and not easy to get to, it is a birder's paradise! 🐦 Photo Credit: NPS photo


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Looking for your moment of zen but can't make it all the way out to a national park? Close your eyes and bring the sounds of @glacierbaynps to you! Listen to hermit thrush and bald eagles calling from towering spruce trees πŸ¦…πŸŒ² the soft patter of raindrops in a thicket of alders 🌧️ or even the thunderous crashes of a glacier from wherever you are. Check out the Soundscape Galleries of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve and be transported to the rainforests and icy channels of Alaska πŸ‹

https://www.nps.gov/glba/learn/nature/glacier-bay-soundscape.htm

Photo credit: NPS


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From mountain tops to riverbeds, through blizzards and across tussocky tundra, women have been making history all across Alaska ♀️ Learn about some of these remarkable women at www.nps.gov/subjects/akwomenmakinghistory
Pictured here is Katie Trefon and her mother Mary Ann Trefon who lived on Dena'ina lands near what is today @lakeclarknps.
#InternationalWomensDay #FindYourPark #internationalwomensday2019


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Uh oh, does someone have a case of the Mondays?
Not the bears in @katmainpp! 🐻 These brown bears are still snuggled in their dens where they have already been hibernating for months, waiting for the snow to melt and the salmon to return 🐟🐟🐟🐻 Photo credit: NPS/R Taylor


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Happy first day of March! The official first day of spring is only 19 days away and the National Parks in Alaska are gaining daylight rapidly. At Sitka National Historical Park they are gaining 4 minutes and 50 seconds of daylight today, and up in the village of Anaktuvuk Pass in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve they are seeing a gain of 7 minutes today! Soon enough we will see these Arctic Alpine Forget-me-nots ( Eritrichium nanum ) blooming across the state πŸŒ±β˜€οΈ Photo credit: NPS/Bering Land Bridge National Preserve


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