Denali Backcountry Lodge
Travel Blogs from Denali National Park and Preserve
We had a morning to kill before the bus ride to the Denali Backcountry Lodge, so we took the shuttle up to the Denali Park Visitor Centre and learned a bit more about the flora and fauna and the history of the gold rush. I particularly liked the recipe for blueberry pie made famous by one of the early pioneers, Fanny Quigley. First, catch, your …
I slept badly, conscious of a horribly early 5am wake up call to board the 6am bus back to the park entrance. The same old dilapidated school bus that had trundled all the way into the wilderness turned up - a bit late - to trundle us back to civilisation. It was cold and I was tired from a restless night. Even a good hot breakfast was not enough …
... community. Her house was quite ok and she had all the trappings of modern day living unlike Levi who lives off the land. We then took a 4 hour train ride to Denali where we will be for the next 2 days. When we arrived here we went straight to dinner and saw a show put on by local singers telling all about the story of the first climbers up Mt McKinley North America's highest mountain at 20320 feet. Tomorrow we are off to see husky snow dogs and how they live and ...
... fried potatoes, and fruit. After closing comments and instructions, we hopped on our busses.
The ride back was shorter with fewer stops, about 4 1/2 hours but much better views of the scenery than our way in. We saw the same herd of caribou as the previous day, but not as close. Later, we saw a grizzly bear walking down a river bed below. Near the end, a bull caribou with a full rack popped ...
... br abp="723">-Bears are also tool users: they clean their faces with barnacles attached to rocks
-Bears will eat anything except granite
-Male caribou get so exhausted after the mating season that it shortens their lives because it makes them easy prey
-The Alaska state bird is NOT the mosquito despite what many think! (it is the ptarmigan)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsDenali Backcountry Lodge Denali National Park and Preserve
A generally well organised and comfortable lodge in this wilderness location.
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