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The people of Forsythe were wonderful to work beside. Our fellow volunteers both RVer and local not only cared about the lands and animals but were supportive of their coworkers and genuinely friendly.
The Valley of Fire is a wonderful black lava flow frozen in time. Trails go through the black rock, allowing you to feel like you might be swallowed up by it.
The road was lonely and desolate as we came upon Kluane Lake. It looked like fog was hanging over part of the lake but as we neared we realized it was dust blowing in very strong winds along the top of the water from the sandy, shallow end of the lake. Like most lakes we’d encountered so far, Kluane Lake is huge!
I enjoyed searching tide pools for starfish and crabs, picking at shiny rocks and watching seagulls of every variety. We watched ducks swim in the ocean, yes finally, the real Atlantic Ocean.
The refuge is 43,000 acres of diverse habitat in the midst of three geologic zones that meet here. The rivers flow into the Red River basin or north and east toward the headwaters of Mississippi River basin and hosts over twenty named lakes and Eastern deciduous hardwoods, Northern coniferous forests and Western tall grass prairies.