Hello, Bering Strait Bird!

Pacific Golden Plover,” via the Bering Land Bridge National Preserve.

Have you been there? We haven’t, but now we badly want to go:

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve is one of the more remote units of the National Park System. Located on the Seward Peninsula approximately 100 miles north of Nome, Alaska, there are no roads going in to the preserve. Visitors to the preserve should come prepared to experience a wild and unpredictable Alaskan backcountry.

Wilderness travel through the preserve requires one to be experienced in backcountry travel and self-reliance. Due to remote locations and often inclement weather, pick-ups from remote locations may be delayed for several days. As in most backcountry situations, travelers should be prepared adequate food, water, clothing, and gear. While a trip into the preserve may be difficult, setting foot in a picturesque landscape traveled by few is a rewarding experience.

There are muskox, caribou, wolves, grizzly bears, beavers, foxes, four kinds of salmon, and great migratory processions of sand-hilled cranes and yellow-billed loons. WHO IS GOING TO THE BERING STRAIT WITH US? HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?