Welcome to The Bush
Even the frontier has a frontier, and for Alaskans, that's the Bush. By and large, you can't come here by road; visitors must travel by air or sea or sled dog. The space is vast – larger than many countries – yet the population is smaller than many midsized cities. Still, people live here, and they embrace their place at the edge of the map, which they share with herds of musk ox, the snaking Trans-Alaska Pipeline, Iñupiat-language church services, shipping-container-chic architecture in towns like Utqiaġvik (Barrow), and the very Gates of the Arctic. Come here to embrace deep isolation, never-ending nights, endless days and true wilderness: utterly untamed landscapes that remind us humans how small we really are.