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Happy #wildlifewednesday ! Often visitors confuse our red-backed voles with mice, but these little guys play a key role in the food chain here at #wrangellstelias , as they eat up plants and provide a delectable snack for carnivores like wolves, fox, owls, and even bears. Life is tough as a vole, as they only live for around 1 year and spend half of it skirting around in tunnels underneath the snow, hiding from predators. Keep your eyes peeled on the trail and you might just see a tiny little guy or gal scurrying around! . #cutiepie #wildlife #findyourpark #alaska #nature . NPS KJP| A red- backed vole up close.
@natgeo photographer, Rich Reid, will be giving a talk and slideshow presentation at Porphyry Place tomorrow at 7pm! #alaska #mccarthy #natgeo #nationalgeographic #photography #wrangellmountains #wrangellmountainscenter #wrangells #wrangellstelias
No filter needed! The dense ice of the Root Glacier reflects all light waves save for blue, creating unbelievable blue features like this pool, accessible by a half day hike on the ice. • • • #mccarthyrivertours #siltlife #copperriver #mccarthy #alaska #thisisalaska #youneedalaska #wrangellstelias #nps #alaskalife #alaskasummer #liveoutdoors #glacierlagoon #glacierhike #optoutside #kahtoola
Ever wonder what it's like to float through America's largest designated wilderness, among majestic mountains and wild forests, sand dunes and actively calving glaciers? Guess you'll have to find out! • • • #mccarthyrivertours #siltlife #copperriver #mccarthy #alaska #thisisalaska #youneedalaska #wrangellstelias #nps #alaskalife #alaskasummer #liveoutdoors #outdoornation #whitewaterrafting #rivertrips #optoutside #kokatat #nrs @nrsweb
Carving/Spoon workshop in the Wrangell Mountains w the @wrangellmountainscenter , McCarthy, Alaska. We’re gonna talk about the connections of people, place, art & craft and how a simple wooden object can be the messenger of these things while we carve our own wooden spoon. We’re lucky to be using the historic Porophry log cabin for this one. There are a few spots remaining for the June 30th course. See my website or @wrangellmountainscenter for more. Grab your bike, boat or walking shoes and make a weekend out of a trip to beautiful McCarthy, AK. . . #thenewwoodculture #handmade #alaskahandmade #sloyd #nationalparkservice #wrangellstelias @wrangellstenps
I’ve been off traveling for a few weeks, finally back online. Here’s one remembering late summer days in the Wrangells.
Think there’s no fresh food in the wilderness? Think again! Go on a day rafting trip with our friends at @copperoar and they’ll treat you to a delicious riverside lunch. You’ll even get picked up in a bush plane for a scenic flight over the glaciers on your way home to the guesthouse for your hot shower afterwards :). #lunchspread #rafting #alaskarafting #wrangells #wrangellstelias #boating #nizinariver #riversidelunch #thisisalaska #floatandbloat
Obligatory photo of the Copper River Valley from Klutina Lake Road.
#konasana #outdooryoga #yogaeverywhere #glacieryoga #icybay #alaskayoga #alaskayogaadventures #wrangellstelias #nationalpark Sweet week of sea kayaking in Wrangell St Elias National Park, Icy Bay. 3 days of sun, 3 days of rain....6 days of good times. Thanks Yakutat Coastal Air & Expeditions Alaska👍
Finally found a rad ice cave in the Wrangells 🤘🏼🐧🏔 #icecave #explorealaska #wrangellstelias
Friends, a cozy fire, and the Alaska Range warm up any Alaskan night! . #alaska #wrangellstelias #camping #campfire #nabesnaroad #kendesni . . NPS Photo KJP | Two people watching a campfire flicker in the dusk with a tent in the background.
Kennecott Copper Mine bear McCarthy, Wrangell-St.Elais. 14 floors from top to bottom of main structure. . . . #kennecottcoppermine #kennecott #wrangellstelias #wrangellsteliasnationalpark #alaskatrip #leachkaplan &co
Kennecott (or is it Kennicott?) tour. We hiked up to the very top of the ruin.... and then went in! It was terrifying stepping those teeny narrow.. STEEP stairs! Aaaugh! . . . #alaskatrip #alaskatravel #alaskaadventures #wrangellstelias #kennecottcoppermine #kennecott #familytrip #leachkaplan &co
Arts and crafts time before heading back to the park to take a short walk with the ladies on one of the only dog friendly trails. This idea came from playing club soccer for many years back when teams had patches. Actually managed to use this pair of grommet pliers at work before leaving, so they are well suited for heavy duty patch grommet manufacturing. #artsandcrafts #grommet #patches #nationalpark #nationalparks #optoutside #denali #kenaifjords #wrangellstelias #alaska
🌊🐟🌊Stopped for some groceries at the Copper River before heading out to McCarthy for the weekend. Take only what you need and send good vibes for the sockeye salmon numbers to rebound🙏🏻 #subsistence #wrangellstelias #nationalpark #copperriver #dipnetting #sustainablefishing #organic #mxythuglife #wilderness #adventure #alpinism #bigmtndreams #ecofriendly #salmon #chugach #fishing
Up to Denali with nine days of supplies. Broke my fly rod, big bummer, however I was picked up by a couple who fed me, offered me a bed, and also scored a shower; that was three days ago though so I’m starting to look forward to the next shower, whenever that will be.. if only these rivers weren’t so cold! . . . #bikepacking #oldglennhighway #glennhighway #alaska #denali #wrangellstelias #cycletouring #bikewander #specializedawol #specialized #revelatedesigns #ortlieb #seatosummit #mont #msr
After a thorough search, I can safely conclude that this is the first Instagram documented ascent of rarely climbed Mount Churchill, at 15,638’ in Wrangell-St Elias National Park. The views behind the summit were incredible. . . . . #mountchurchill #mtchurchill #wrangellstelias #wrangellsteliasnationalpark #wrangellsteliasnp #mountains #alaska #nationalparks #glacier #whiteout #snow #mountaineering #outdoors #addictedtomountains #summit #mountainsarecalling #volcano
Go find yourself, and some amazing hiking trails, off the Nabesna Road in the North part of the park. This less-visited area has sweeping mountain views of the Alaska Range and is just brimming with wildlife! 🐻🦅🐿 #nabesnaroad #wrangellstelias #nature #hiking #findyourpark #alaska NPS KJP | Three hikers travel across a dry creek bed near Slana, Alaska.
❄️🙏🏻❄️ Paying homage to the Glisse Alpinist High Priest, Ed LaChapelle, at his Wrangellian Zen Temple, aka "Porphyry Place," in McCarthy. Brings back good memories of chopping firewood for Ed in exchange for his mentorship on glaciers and avalanche science❄️🔬 @wrangellmountainscenter #wrangellstelias #nationalpark #snowscience #glaciology #alpinism #climbing #skiing #environmentalscience #ecofriendly #glaciergangster #mxythuglife #wilderness #adventure #bigmtndreams #aacgram #avalanche #meteorology #skimountaineering #randoism
Leaving no wall of ice unclimbed! Mostly thanks to my @steliasguides Chris for the rockstar coaching.
Join us for a wilderness search case study: Mount Marathon disappearance 2012 with Dean Knapp this Wednesday at 7pm at Porphyry Place. @wrangellstenps is sponsoring this event #alaska #amrg #sar #searchandrescue #summerartsandlecturesseries #wrangellmountainscenter #wrangells #wrangellstelias
Another trip around the sun and I can honestly say, life just keeps getting BETTER. More adventure, more joy, more love. Thanks for all the birthday wishes friends!☀️💖🎂✌🏼 . . . . . #Grateful #Throwback #Kennicott #RootGlacier #WrangellStElias #nps #FindYourPark #RadParks #LiveTheAdventure #GetOutside #Glacier #Yoga #TreePose
Preparing to hit the (glacier) ice with @steliasguides
There is nothing better than exploring a new national park! (And getting another stamp!) . . . #findyourpark #nationalpark #wrangellstelias #wrangellstenps #hiking #alaska #mccarthyroad #roadtrip #vanningit #nationalparkspassport #eddiebauer @jogasian
It’s about to get real glacial here in @wrangellstenps
Thank you to Sally Gibert and Dick Mylius for giving a talk on Alaska Lands and ANILCA last night #alaska #alaskaland #ANILCA #history #kennecott #land #nonprofit #rechall #summerartsandlecturesseries #wrangellmountainscenter #wrangells #wrangellstelias
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Day 6 of the honeymoon: a bit of cold and rain won't stop @cbenoit_kim09 and I from exploring #nationalparks . Drove to #kenaifjords and hiked the Harding Ice Field trail. Wanted to go further, but avalanche warnings prevented us. Sad that the Kenai/Seward portion of our trip is over, but excited for the next part. Onwards to #wrangellstelias ! #npshoneymoon #findyourpark #nationalpark @usinterior @nationalparkservice @kenaifjordsnps
The McCarthy Road, 60 miles into the heart of @wrangellstenps , has been called “The Worst Road in America.” However, it’s improved over the years to where it was passable enough for Vanny, and felt like being surrounded by mountains the entire way. Visitors can’t drive into the town of McCarthy, but they do have a parking lot nearby and footbridge the public can take. From there you can camp, hike 1 mike to McCarthy, or 5 to Kennecott, or if you’re staying at the @mccarthylodge they’ll come pick you up, which they did upon our crossing...
What better way to enjoy a sunny day than stand-up paddle boarding and iceberg hopping? • • • • #mccarthyrivertours #mccarthy #alaska #thisisalaska #wrangellstelias #alaskalife #alaskasummer #liveoutdoors #outdoornation #glacier #hiking #optoutside #kokatat #nrs #siltlife #paddleboarding #sup
New year, new crew! We are looking forward to another summer full of adventures with our guides 🏞⛅ • • • #mccarthyrivertours #mccarthy #alaska #thisisalaska #wrangellstelias #alaskalife #alaskasummer #liveoutdoors #outdoornation #glacier #hiking #optoutside #kahtoola #siltlife #whitewaterrafting #adventure
Tour of the Kennecott Mine near McCarthy was one of the coolest tours I have ever done. A must do if you are out that way. . . #midlifeincollege #wrangellstelias
🐟💔 Super disheartening to hear that the Copper River sockeye salmon run is at a historical low this season and that AK Fish & Game has decided to close the Copper River to dip netting. The Copper River is the only river to flow from north to south into the ocean through the Chugach and St. Elias Mountains for hundreds of miles with the salmon run being vital for the entire ecosystem of eastern Alaska! #wrangellstelias #nationalpark #chitina #copperriver #fishing #subsistence #offthegrid #ecosystem #salmon #chugach #mxythuglife #bigmtndreams #wilderness #wildernessconservation
The first few times we landed on glaciers, it was quite unnerving! You see these big crevices hundreds of feet deep right underneath you, then the pilot just decided to go for it. It was incredible! 😍 #alaska #wrangellstelias
We are so proud of our amazing team that summited Mount Huxley last week. We believe this to be the first summit of this incredible peak from the base (pilot Paul Claus landed high on the mountain and climbed the summit cone back in 1996). Let us know if you’re aware of any other summits please! Until then, we’re claiming the first ascent of the 60 degree ice slope leading up to that summit ridge, in a whiteout no less! Lead guide Scott, friend/past guide Andrew and long time client Ben earned this summit for sure on their 15 hour push from base camp to the top. #alpinism #mountaineering #summitfever #tothetop #mthuxley #chugachmountains #chugach #wrangellstelias #climbhigh #firstascents #firstascentfromthebase #guidelife #hardcore #thisisalaska
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Any thoughts? We’ve had a great time hosting the 2018 @uaf.gi International Summer School in Glaciology! #alaska #glaciology #research #science #wrangellmountainscenter #wrangellstelias
#TBT to early sunsets and snowy bike rides. But for now we enjoy 24 hours of daylight 🌕. 📷 @andrew_burr #nolightsnoproblems #alaskalife #wrangellstelias #fatbike #alaska #winterbiking #optoutside
Repost By @natgeotravel : "Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias " (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost )
One year ago today you disappeared into the forest, never to return. Life just isn't the same without you buddy. This is one of my favorite shots of you in your element, flashing your trademark husky grin. Thanks for touching my soul Genaro~❤ #alldogsgotoheaven . . @husky.heaven @huskies @ruffwear @officialhuskylovers
#Repost @natgeotravel • • • Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Credit: @natgeotravel @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Regrann from @natgeotravel - Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias - #regrann
Adventure is Out There 🙌🏼 #Repost @natgeotravel ・・・ Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias #livefreeadventureon #betheoutsider
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias #TouristIdea #vacation #travelling #holiday #destination
Alaska... One of the most AMAZING places I've been ❤❤ #Repost @natgeotravel ・・・ Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Whose footprints are you walking in today? Yesterday hikers were surprised... and a little nervous to see they were walking in the footsteps of a bear! For scale- check out the second photo! 🐻 It’s always important to be #bearaware in Alaska- for information on how to stay bear safe in the park, go to the link in our bio. . #bear #alaska #tracks #wrangellstelias #findyourpark #hiking NPS Photo KJP: Two bear prints, front and back prints. Photo with hand and foot for scale, bear prints almost 3 times as large as human prints!
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
Photo by @FransLanting A river of meltwater is carving a deep canyon into the face of a glacier, while small plane provides scale. Together they tell the story of the changing face of ice in an era of climate change. Photographed on assignment for @NatGeo in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Follow me @FransLanting as we explore our changing planet. @natgeocreative @thephotosociety #Alaska #Arctic #Glacier #ClimateChange #WrangellStElias
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