Alaska is…beauty. Majestic, diverse, and captivating beauty unaltered by human civilization. The snow capped mountains and the deep green forests. The winding rivers and the turquoise blue sea. The life giving sun and the frigid ice. A mere picture cannot capture it and words can barely describe it. As I have thought to myself multiple times on this trip, “Wow, Alaska is beautiful.”
Alaska is closeness. Despite the state’s enormous size, Alaska has a very small population. Every time you meet someone here you feel a special connection to them, as if you already know each other. People here are friendly and helpful. Not only do you feel close to the people around you, but the land as well. Alaska allows you to experience the world in a way not often done which ignites a connection in you, much the same as how the natives here have felt for hundreds of years.
Alaska is nature. Here in Alaska you may see a moose or a bear right by the road. Thousands of acres here are undeveloped. Many things seen in Alaska may appear like a nature film, except that they are not being see through a television. Humans have yet to civilize this land. A large part of me hopes they never do so that they few who come here may enjoy Alaska as it was meant to be.