We Are The Arctic

We Are The Arctic – Wild Silence

Wild Silence

I first spotted the tracks as our chartered bush plane circled to land in the snow-covered foothills of the Brooks Range. Polar bears.

I knew there was a chance we’d encounter them while our team of ski mountaineers spent three weeks in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Yet such early evidence acted as a welcome sign:

“You Are Here. Welcome to the Wildest Place in Our Country, Where a Dall Sheep May Have Just Witnessed the Birth of Two Polar Bear Cubs Now En Route to the Beaufort Sea. Wild Silence and Ancient Mountains Await You. Enjoy Your Visit and Please Leave No Trace.”

Read the entire piece from We are the Arctic here.