The roadsides, trails and shorelines of our national parks would be a lot less attractive without the hard work of volunteers, park employees and conscientious visitors who pick up litter left by others. Every now and then, however, we learn about someone who has gone the literal "extra mile" many times over to help make a park a better place.
Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
If the sun shines bright and warm on your skin today, count yourself more fortunate than the people in Alaska’s four arctic national parks. They’ll get a few hours of ambient light if the sky is clear, but there’ll be no warming sun.