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Lake Clark National Park – Alaska

Images of Lake Clark National Park – Southern Alaska, taken in July 2015.

Three mountain ranges, the Alaskan, Chigmit and Aleutian, converge in Lake Clark National Park, a rugged wilderness area with incredible sights and vistas at every turn.

Besides the obvious beauty of the Lake Clark area the park celebrates the story of survival in the wilderness as told through the perseverance of Richard Proenneke, an amateur naturalist and longtime resident of the area. In 1968 he built a cabin in the Twin Lakes region of the park and documented every step of his lifelong journey in a log as well as on film. This record is captured in the book “One Man’s Wilderness” as well as in a documentary that airs regularly on PBS. The story also has a direct tie to my visit to Lake Clark as I stayed at the Farm Lodge in Port Alsworth, an area settled by missionary and bush pilot Babe Alsworth in 1944. Babe was also the person responsible for flying supplies to Dick Proenneke and others in the region on a regular basis and his family still runs the Farm Lodge to this day. Additionally, my pilot and guide for my trip through the park was Glen Alsworth, Babe’s grandson. And to carry on the tradition, Glen’s sons and daughters, who all work at the lodge, are in training to also become bush pilots. They were all unbelievably accommodating and made my stay there an amazing experience.
Serenely beautiful Lake Clark in Lake Clark National Park
Serenely beautiful Lake Clark in Lake Clark National Park
A Lake Clark island in Lake Clark National Park
A Lake Clark island in Lake Clark National Park
Approach to Port Alsworth in Lake Clark National Park
Approach to Port Alsworth in Lake Clark National Park
Reflection of Tanalian Mountain in Lake Clark National Park
Reflection of Tanalian Mountain in Lake Clark National Park
Late night scene in Lake Clark National Park
Late night scene in Lake Clark National Park
View of Tanalian Mountain in Lake Clark National Park
View of Tanalian Mountain in Lake Clark National Park
Twin Lakes from Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Twin Lakes from Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Twin Lakes from Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Twin Lakes from Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains around Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains around Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park
A pontoon plane taxies to the beach at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park
A pontoon plane taxies to the beach at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park
Dick Proenneke’s cabin at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park
Dick Proenneke’s cabin at Twin Lakes in Lake Clark National Park
Guide Kay at Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Guide Kay at Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
View from Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
View from Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Through the double door at Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Through the double door at Dick Proenneke’s cabin in Lake Clark National Park
Sunlight through the clouds in Lake Clark National Park
Sunlight through the clouds in Lake Clark National Park
View over Beaver Pond on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
View over Beaver Pond on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
A Gray Jay on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
A Gray Jay on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Tanalian Falls on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Tanalian Falls on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Flower on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Flower on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Tanalian Falls on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Tanalian Falls on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Tanalian Falls on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Tanalian Falls on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
The midnight sun through the spruce trees on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
The midnight sun through the spruce trees on the Tanalian Falls Trail in Lake Clark National Park
Early morning over Lake Clark in Lake Clark National Park
Early morning over Lake Clark in Lake Clark National Park
Looking into Lake Clark National Park from Kenibuna Lake
Looking into Lake Clark National Park from Kenibuna Lake
Mountains in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains in Lake Clark National Park
Aerial view of a glacier in Lake Clark National Park
Aerial view of a glacier in Lake Clark National Park
Pinnacles in the mountains of Lake Clark National Park
Pinnacles in the mountains of Lake Clark National Park
Mountain peaks in Lake Clark National Park
Mountain peaks in Lake Clark National Park
Mountain scene above Lake Clark National Park
Mountain scene above Lake Clark National Park
The Tusks, glacier carved spires, in Lake Clark National Park
The Tusks, glacier carved spires, in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains in the clouds in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains in the clouds in Lake Clark National Park
Jagged mountain peaks in Lake Clark National Park
Jagged mountain peaks in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains from the air in Lake Clark National Park
Mountains from the air in Lake Clark National Park
The Alaska Range in Lake Clark National Park
The Alaska Range in Lake Clark National Park
Rugged mountains in Lake Clark National Park
Rugged mountains in Lake Clark National Park