Lake Clark National Park May Be One Of The Most Beautiful Places Most People Never Visit

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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Volcanoes steam, bears forage, and craggy mountains are reflected in shimmering turquoise lakes" in one location.

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As "people and culture continue to depend on the land and water," Lake Clark National Park and Preserve's Program Manager for Interpretation.

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Lake Clark was created to preserve a region characterized by dynamic ecological and geological processes that have contributed to the formation of picturesque mountain landscapes.

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Niles stated, "Lake Clark is a 'peopled wilderness' where traditions are passed, people gather, and a place that has been inhabited for millennia is still revered by many.

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Lake Clark has been inhabited by the Dena'ina for millennia, according to the park's website.

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Additionally, the Yup'ik and Sugpiaq peoples were known to have inhabited the area.

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Karen Evanoff, who is Dena'ina and a cultural anthropologist at Lake Clark, stated in a video on the park's website, "We continue to live a subsistence existence. 

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An entire way of life and set of values and beliefs are centered on subsisting on the outdoors.

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