That's an exciting conclusion to fascinating travel tale! Most of us will never get to visit remote parks like Gates and Kobuk Valley, but you've certainly given us a sense of what it's like to go there. Your entire quest, to visit the 59 National Parks in the USA has been fun, exciting, and for me inspirational! Thank you for sharing some of these adventures on TravelGumbo. You may get tired of getting asked this, but "what will you do for an encore?"
Pointing out that Gates of the Arctic and Kobuk Valley National Parks are tough to get to would be a gross understatement. We tried last August without success. Airplane problems derailed our efforts to get to the wilderness parks. ...
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