California & the West
Eastern Sierra: Chasing fall in quiet McGee Creek Canyon

4. Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska

Bear (animal)
Katmai became known for the ash flow remains preserved from the 1912 eruption of Novarupta volcano. It is also well known for its pristine waterways and abundant brown bears; the most recent survey documented more than 2,000 brown bears in the park. Visitors in 2009 (through August): 4,535 ... Robert Glenn Ketchum