Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes


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Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

A volcanic region of southwest Alaska at the upper end of the Alaska Peninsula. It was formed by the eruption of Mount Katmai in 1912, when ash and rock fragments filled a valley adjacent to the volcano, and hot gases were emitted through countless cracks in the surface.

Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

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(Placename) a volcanic region of SW Alaska, formed by the massive eruption of Mount Katmai in 1912; jets of steam issue from vents up to 45 m (150 ft) across

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a volcanic area in SW Alaska, in Katmai National Park.
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Until more bear-friendly rules are in place (which may be as soon as next summer), consider other options: take a bus tour to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, formed in 1912 by a cataclysmic volcanic eruption, or head off on backpack trips into 4 million acres of backcountry.
For more details on bus tours to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes or the lodge, contact Katmailand Inc.

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