(This post originally appeared on Huffington Post Green.) I’m back from an amazing Outdoor Retailer Summer Show in Salt Lake City — invigorated by everyone’s Arctic Refuge passion found throughout the Giant Salt Palace and across the street at KEENfest!
(Written by David Thoreson. David Thoreson is a professional photographer, Explorers Club Fellow, and the first American sailor in history to sail the infamous Northwest Passage in both directions. He has authored a book called Over the Horizon. This piece originally appeared on EcoWatch and is re-posted with permission.)
This article is re-posted with permission, and originally appeared on Medium. The We Are The Arctic campaign is a growing movement of diverse voices coming together around the unprecedented opportunity to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Learn more at: www.wearethearctic.org.
Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the short summer season in Alaska, and for the past few years I’ve used this time as an opportunity to explore the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.