Kenai Fjords rainy, cold, and windy weather make hypothermia (or lower than normal body temperature) one of the greatest potential dangers to park visitors. Extreme hypothermia can be life threatening. Many people don't realize that once they are shivering or have numb fingers and/or toes, they are in the early stages of hypothermia.
The best way to deal with hypothermia is to avoid it. Here's how:
Know the symptoms. Take action at the first sign of hypothermia.
Did You Know?
The Hoary Marmot is the largest member of the ground squirrels. These guys hibernate half or more of their life away. They have very thick fur and a substantial fat layer that protects them from the cold. You are not as likely to see them on hot days as they hide in the shade to keep cool.