President Woodrow Wilson established Katmai National Monument in 1918 to preserve the "Valley of 10,000 Smokes," so named when the Novarupta Volcano filled the valley with a 100- to 700-foot-deep ash flow.
When my future husband asked where would I like to honeymoon, Katmai National Park was my first choice. Earlier in the year, I had watched a documentary on Katmai and had no idea that I would actually be there six months later. Although I had visited Alaska twice prior, the…
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