The Problem with the Alaskan Backcountry

Daily writing prompt
What place in the world do you never want to visit? Why?

I never want to visit the Alaskan backcountry.

Alaska is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including eight national parks. One day, I hope to make the journey to the awe-inspiring state. However, you won’t catch me trekking into the backcountry. I’ll stick to the main roads and hard-sided shelters.

Call it cowardice, but I can’t face the bears. Perhaps I have a heightened fear of bears from watching one too many reruns of shows by the likes of “The Day I Almost Died.” Some regions of Alaska have up to one bear per square mile. Not only are Alaska’s bear’s populous, but they’re also big. In fact, the largest breed of bear in the world, the Kodiak bear, only lives in Alaska. I’ll steer clear of suffering the same fate as the salmon.

Responses to “The Problem with the Alaskan Backcountry”

  1. tanjabrittonwriter Avatar

    I can relate to a healthy respect for bears. However, when we lived in Alaska, we had more bear encounters along the edge of Anchorage than in the backcountry, so staying close to more developed areas will not guarantee that you can avoid them. 😊

  2. Krishna Shiwarkar Avatar

    Nice story..!

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