Canoeing in Alaska’s Arctic Wildlife Refuge
Presenters: Stan Havlick & Mike Fallon
Tucked into a corner of northeast Alaska, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is a place where wilderness can be experienced on an epic scale, encompassing over 19 million acres. It is a place of discovery and adventure; a place for solitude; a place to be self-reliant and close to nature. There are no manmade trails, parking lots or visitor centers. It is a place to view wildlife in an unaltered environment and is truly unique to anywhere on this continent. In 1956, a party of five conservationists went on an expedition in the Sheenjek valley to explore and campaign to protect this pristine area of Alaska. In the summer of 2017, Stan Havlick and Mike Fallon visited Last Lake, the most northerly destination of the 1956 party. They then canoed over 100 miles of the Sheenjek river, which was inspired by their friend, 95 year-old Bob Krear, who was a member of the original expedition.
At the American Legion post 119, 850 North St. Vrain Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517
Free admission. Everyone is welcome.