Happy #AlaskaDay! On this day in 1867, the Territory of #Alaska was formally transferred from Russia to the United States. To celebrate this important day in Alaska history, @alaskanps is taking over @USInterior today to highlight some of Alaska’s lesser known (but breathtaking) national parks.
First up is Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Stretching over 100 miles, the Killik River meanders through Alaska’s Brooks Range and is home to migrating caribou. The park is considered by many to be “Alaska’s Ultimate Wilderness” with no roads or trails into the park. Those who seek out solitude and wilderness are not disappointed. Photo by Ken Hill, #NationalPark Service (@alaskanps). #FindYourPark #usinterior
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