Alaska and Yukon - these names alone are associated with adventure, wilderness, freedom, right? At least that's how I feel. I was allowed to travel to Alaska and the adjacent Yukon Territory in Canada several times, in autumn and winter. What impressed me most: this vastness. And this quietness. If you arrive in Anchorage by plane, totally stressed from Europe, and drive towards Denali National Park, Fairbanks or the Dalton Highway, you immediately notice: far fewer people, far fewer cars, everyone drives at a leisurely pace, at some point you meet fewer and fewer people. You can trot along the highway - impossible here in totally overcrowded Germany, driven by the productivity mania. Suddenly a moose on the left, a brown bear on the right, whooper swans and loons on the lakes. A dream. These wildernesses are absolutely worth protecting and must not be exploited under any circumstances. Man, he just has to stop, be satisfied with what he has. Protect instead of exploit.
Copyright by Dr. Martina Melzer