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.