Certainly off the beaten path, time in the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve will set any trip to Alaska apart. This expanse of historic tundra contains coastal beach environments, sand dunes, mountains, and lakes created by ancient lava flows. Be sure to pack a good camera with your hard-core outdoor gear: a great diversity of animals, birds, and plants, many with origins in Asia, has been identified. Travelers to this park need to be equal parts adventurous and self-reliant. Across nearly 3 million acres, a mere six cabins offer shelter during emergencies, if you can find them.
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