Katmai, in southern Alaska, is one of the few places where you can safely get up close and personal with a brown bear while it’s feeding—a life-list event says our 62 Parks Traveler about the 38th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.
Mountaineers come to summit this Alaskan park’s namesake 20,310-foot peak, the highest in North America. Our 62 Parks columnist set out on a mountain bike to see the stunning terrain and bountiful wildlife during the 36th stop of her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.
Federal regulations limit how much capsaicinoids (the active eye- and nose-stinging ingredient) bear sprays can have, and most options on the market hit that maximum. But the Sabre Frontiersman has a long range (up to 30 feet), and the company makes a training spray so you can safely practice without…
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