A wolf footprint on the sand with it's 4 toes next to a human print with 5. Humans are plantigrade walkers (flatfooted) but wolves are digitigrade walkers (on their toes). Close view of wolf print next to a human print in the sand.
From this camera angle, the patterns on the dunes made by frequent winds look like rounded conchoidial fractures as seen on the broken edges of rock spearpoints. Accessibility statement: Low sunlight highlights wave patterns on sand
Historic cabin and elevated cache built by famed archeologist J. Louis Giddings before the establishment of Kobuk Valley National Park. The Onion Portage area is a National Historic Landmark. Log cabin and log cache in the forest.
A VERY dedicated volunteer braves the cold water of the Agashashok River to cart trash to an airplane pick up location in the backcountry. Accessibility statement: Worker wades across a river carrying trash. ferrying trash 3
Park staff and volunteer do a great service by cleaning up old backcountry campsite debris and get it ready to be flown out. Accessibility statement: Two workers next to a pile of trash in the backcountry. Liz Roberts and spouse trash pile 1
A remnant section of caribou bone lies alone on the sand dunes. Over 300,000 caribou pass through Kobuk Valley National Park on their migration. Some survive and some don't. Close view of white bone lying on sand.
Historic cabin on the bluff above Onion Portage was built by J. Louis Giddings in 1964 when he was investigating 9000 year old archeological remains from caribou hunting in the area. Engraved board on cabin that says The Giddings Cabin 1964.