I spent the fourth of July weekend trekking across one of Alaska’s, and the Nation’s least visited National Parks. Gates of the Arctic is situated in Alaska’s Arctic, and is not accessible by road, making for light visitation. I accessed the park on a float plane and then hiked the region with a pretty hefty backpack. Our initial route (which was extensive and included crossing 7 mountain passes) did not work out, so we regrouped and explored the Arrigetch Peaks complex. I’ve been to parts of that region before and knew we would be in for some magic sights. Here are a few images from that journey.