Whether you're headed out on a day hike, backcountry trip, or even just a scenic drive it's always a good idea to have emergency supplies with you including extra food and water. Let someone know your plans and who to contact if you don't check in.
This is Alaska - remote, rugged, and unpredictable. Anything can happen… bear encounters, falling ice, radical shifts in the weather, earthquakes, or avalanches. The information in this section will help you prepare for your Alaskan adventure.
Did You Know?
River otters defecate in certain spots to mark their territory. Researchers in Kenai Fjords National Park have discovered that these "latrine sites" enrich the soil, allowing plants to grow in those spots that aren't found anywhere else close by.