National Park Service says recovering the five deceased aboard a flightseeing plane that crashed Aug. 4 in Denali National Park and Preserve and removal of the aircraft exceed an acceptable level of risk and will not be attempted.
Tourists travel to Alaska from all over the world to view stunning natural attractions and learn about the 49th state’s history. Tour operators in the small Southeast Alaska town of Wrangell say they can give an intimate and authentic experience unlike other towns.
Polar bears congregate near the village because of bowhead whale bones left on shore by subsistence hunters. But the bears can be trapped there for the winter if they don’t make it onto the sea ice before it retreats in August.