We got internet on the heli-base I am living/working at this summer in Denali National Park, AK, yesterday! I still am not using much of the web, but would like to log a bit about what I’ve been experiencing!
The scenery is absolutely spectacular. As for the wildlife, most seems to still be in some state of hibernation or hasn’t flown back in since the winter has extended it’s stay by a few weeks, but that is okay: I know that I will see loads of fun animals during my time here.
Basically what I am doing up here is working for Era Helicopters llc, a flight-seeing company, as a ground crew member. I am super excited to learn about the area, meet people from all over the globe, and experience the midnight sun (the sun already is setting after 11pm and rising around 2am)!
What I have done so far: we set up the base and are waiting on our Helicopters, I have gone about 27 miles into Denali Ntl Park (saw some Caribou and Moose), enjoyed some tasty Alaskan-brewed beers at a local pub, and ventured on a few scenic bike rides. :) The surrounding area is so serene and we are so far from civilization that any problems escape you, the nature here just fills you with joy.
Anyway, AK is amazing. I am definitely looking forward to the adventures I will have here.