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I went back to Denali National Park and Preserve today. It was clearer than yesterday and it wasn't raining but it was in the fifties with 40 mile an hour gusts so the weather wasn't the best. My first stop was the Wilderness Access Center to buy a ticket for a shuttle bus tomorrow.
There is one road into Denali. Park visitors are allowed …
I went to the Wilderness Access Center in Denali National Park and Preserve to catch a shuttle bus to the Eielson Visitor Center. The trip is supposed to take eight hours round-trip but you can get off at any time and board any of the later shuttle buses.
The bus stopped often. Whenever anyone spotted a large animal we'd stop for everyone …
It was a rather uneventful day today. I checked out of my hotel in Talkeetna, stopped by the guide company's office to pick up some things and then headed for Denali National Park. I went to the Visitor Center, watched the movie, spoke to a ranger and visited the book store. Then I went to my hotel in Healy and checked in.
The hotel has …
... fog, and the rain stopped. Cool and overcast is good, for wildlife and photographers. We've got left side seats, the better to see it all, and there are moose, caribou, eagles, and BEARS...and some ridge line white specks they say are Dall sheep. Animals are seen most often on open hillsides, but far away. I'm packing the heavy 400mm lens, and we've all got binoculars, but Mary eventually gave up picture taking with her point and shoot after a series of brown dots ...
... for the Washington D.C.congressman to endorse the creation of the park, we were told on the narrated tour.)
Red Fox - white tail tip
Grizzly Bears x 2 up close! 5 at distance - out if ~ 300 in while of park; a mama Bear & her 2 cubs, too! ...