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... either side is not considered wilderness. The Wilderness designation is an ultra high designation with special protective measures in place. We went out about 57 miles and then came back. Our driver/guide was very knowledgable about the current park and its history. He also had an excellent eye for spotting wildlife. Tomorrow is essentially a free day, departure to Fairbanks at 2:00 pm by bus. All for now Kerry & ...
... t ask why. We were thoroughly disappointed to find that he meant it was a great place to eat the lunches we brought (PB&J) not food to buy - so disappointing. Most people who ride out this far are riding tour buses and will turn around here, but the center also provides a place for long-term backcountry trekkers to store gear for their trip. We met four guys spending 30 days hiking a glacier that did this (no thank you). A Waiting Place Wonder ...
... no vacancies. We spent our first two nights in DNP at the Riley Campground, which is the campground nearest the park entrance. It's a great set up with tent sites, RV sites, a shower and laundry house and a little store. After setting up our tent we took glorious showers. It's amazing how good showers feel when you haven't showered in a while. On our first full day in the park we went out to the park kennels to see the sled dog ...
... was of all things... the mosquito! After all the mozzies around us, we can believe that.
Had a great meal at The Pearch Restraurant and went back to the cabin as we were getting up early the next morning for our tour to the Denali Backcountry Lodge tomorrow.
Once again thin curtains, tried to sleep - couldn't - got up and put a couple of towels over the curtain rod. That sort of helped!
... the weather is usually cooler and cloudy.
We have seen hundred miles of black spruce, along the way. It looks like and evergreen with stunted growth. Also there is muskeg along the way, it is what the caribou like to eat.
At our campground last night we had to buy tokens for the shower. $3.00 for 5 minutes. I wanted 10 minutes, but was able to do it in 5!
We only traveled 110 miles in our vehicle today. ...