Kenai Fjords National Park | Fall 2018

Visiting National Parks is fun. Visiting with friends is more fun. My friends Wil and Morgan made plans to come to Alaska for Morgan’s work, and they invited me, and I promptly accepted, obviously. We spent some time in Anchorage, Seward, and Soldotna, Alaska, and they were gracious enough to go out of the way to help me check off Kenai Fjords National Park from my list! It was an incredible trip. Unfortunately, they didn’t see any moose…but we did see spawning salmon, bald eagles, and even a few bison (?!)

I cheated a little bit here - some of the pictures at the end are from Anchorage, and some of the pictures throughout (ok, a lot of them) are from the Kenai Peninsula, not technically the National Park itself. Three defenses / justifications: (1) Alaskan National Parks (and the areas around them, such as the city of Seward) start to shut down quickly after Labor Day, so access and activity is limited, (2) my time was limited, and Kenai Fjords is best explored by sea - boat tours and kayaking into the fjords (I will come back to kayak-camp on the landings in the fjords one day!), and (3) I liked the Anchorage pictures and didn’t have enough for another post. And it is my blog so I can do it if I want!!

PS - scroll all the way down for a recap video of the trip!

Kenai Fjords National Park became the 45th National Park on December 2, 1980, and is located on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.

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All pictures by Karl Magnuson
Canon 6D Mark II, iPhone XS

Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L
Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L, Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L