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One of the great things about visiting Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is that sense of discovery that happens when you round the bend in the river, or you finally reach the top of the ridge. Those moments that take your breath away and you feel like you’re the first person to ever gaze upon the landscape. There are no roads, no trails, no signs; you can wander at will and discover for yourself the treasures of this vast wilderness.
Photo: National Park Service