The shear chaos of ordinary life can make us weary. 24-hour news, social media, celebrity culture, smart phones, and political jib-jab are utterly exhausting. Over time and repetition, it all can make life seem ugly.
In America, we are lucky to be owners of the most beautiful places through our public lands – truly our country’s greatest invention. Rich or poor, we all have sanctuary; we have a place to heal. All of us own hundreds of miles of coastline, thousands of mountain peaks, and countless clean running rivers. We all have a place to escape, take a deep breath, and find refuge. The most exotic of which exists in Alaska’s far north, inside the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.