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I had been walking alone for hours in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, enjoying every step, every breath of fresh air. The wildflowers were amazing. I had seen wolf tracks, and was alert, but had seen nothing. I stopped to rest along the edge of a river when a white wolf burst out from the riverbank, directly under my feet. The read the full story of my encounter, as well as my week in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, click here: Finding myself in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.