Friday 4 September 2015

Alaska....Denali National Park

Bull Moose

After a 237 mile drive up from Anchorage it was good to finally arrive at Denali and to see the unusual view of a cloud free mountain.
The mountain has changed it's name since we have been here.... a few days ago it was Mt. Mc.Kinley, now its had a visit from President Obama and it's changed to it's former Native American name of Denali.
We do have a way of attracting US Presidents, Mr. Obama was in Seward on Tuesday when we were there, we saw his helicopter.... and many years ago we were in Denver when Bill Clinton and the Pope were there.... they certainly lay on a welcome for the Langdons!
Anyway back to Denali... here are a few images taken last night and today along the highway as far as Mile 53 at Toklat.
The grizzly was unfortunately a long way off, although we did see 2 others as well but all distant.
The caribou were really close and we were amazed at their size, the male with a huge rack of antlers.
The downside of visiting Denali is having to use their transportation system within the park.... hot sweaty and not very comfortable!

Mt.McKinley... now Denali

A distant Grizzly
A distant Grizzly