Saturday marks Alaska Day, commemorating the transfer of the territory of Alaska from Russia to the United States in 1867. While most of us won’t be on hand in the beautiful, seaside town of Sitka to celebrate, we thought we’d take the opportunity to marvel at Alaska’s glaciers, fjords and otherworldly scenery, as shared with us by Travel Channel fans on Instagram during the ideal summer season. The vast and largely untouched state beckons with lush landscapes, natural wonders and amazing wildlife, waiting to be explored by air, by land or, as the trend goes, by sea on an Alaskan cruise. These photos may be just the inspiration you need to plan your journey to “the Last Frontier” now.
“We’re headed to Aialik Glacier, the biggest in Kenai National Park.” – @marksbucket READ MORE
Ah, the great outdoors. There’s nothing quite like a vacation to hike Half Dome in Yosemite National Park or check out Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. And with millions of Americans visiting the parks this summer, there has never been a better time to show your support.
Now comes the exciting part: From now until Sunday, when you give to the National Park Foundation, Travel Channel will match your donation $1 for $1 up to $30,000.
NPF can do twice as much with your gift to:
- Restore 250 miles of trails and waterways
- Work with teachers in all 50 states to embrace national parks as classrooms
- Preserve and protect America’s treasured places through grants
What are you waiting for? Donate now to double your impact for NPF!
Now that that’s covered, we have one more challenge for you. How much do you really know about America’s national parks? Take our quiz below and find out!