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A blog about climbing, mountains, and a love for the open road.


The 10 best stargazing sites in the world

Atacama Desert-Chile, Mauna Kea-Hawaii, NamibRand International Dark Sky Reserve-Namibia, Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve-New Zealand, Caldera de Taburiente National Park-Canary Islands, Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve-Ireland, Natural Bridges International Dark Sky Park-Utah, Big Bend International Dark Sky Park-Texas, Death Valley National Park-California, Cherry Springs State Park-Pennsylvania

(via climbofreak)


The first official summer weekend brings us to the Delta Wild and Scenic River in Alaska.  

The rolling tundra dotted with lakes and bisected by the Delta River rises to a backdrop of the majestic peaks of the Alaska Range. The upper Delta flows between several lakes, including Tangle Lake.  

The Delta Wild and Scenic River Watershed includes 150,000 acres of land, 160 miles of streams and 21 lakes, providing excellent habitat for over 100 species of migrating birds and waterfowl as well as grayling, whitefish, lake trout, burbot, and longnose suckers.  Much of the watershed is surrounded by arctic tundra with grasses and sedges making it a popular place for berry picking and for migrating caribou.  

The southern stretches of the Delta Wild and Scenic River Corridor are located within the Tangle Lakes Archaeological District and contain hundreds of archaeological sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  

Plan your own adventure to the Wild and Scenic Delta.  #GetOutdoors #backyard2backcountry

Photos by Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands