Alaska is an outsized frontier, and the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) is its wildest, most remote corner (not to mention America’s biggest political football).
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This Czech Republic–size refuge is an untracked wilderness that’s home to gray wolves, musk oxen, grizzly and polar bears, wolverines, moose, and massive herds of caribou. On Alaska Alpine Adventures’ 10-day ANWR backpacking trip, owner Dan Oberlatz guides you 60-plus miles through the Alpine zone of the Brooks Range, where you’re unlikely to see another human for the duration.
June–Aug.; 10 days, from $4,995; alaskaalpineadventures.com
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