Katmai National Park has two distinct feature. Bears, lots
and lots of bears on the Brooks River. The Valley of 10,,000
Smokes. This is a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700
foot deep, pyroclastic ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano
in 1912. We first visited the bears and then took a 5 day
backpacking trip in the Valley of 10,000 Smokes. This page
should help us remember that trip.
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