Our trip to denali national park


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A quick overview of Denali National Park and Preserve.

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Our trip to denali national park

  1. 1. “Welcome to Alaska, ALCAN Highway” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8808411039/ Our Visit to DenaliDiane Cordell
  2. 2. Map of North America https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/14137615714/
  3. 3. Route we followed on our Alaska Trip
  4. 4. “On the train to Denali” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8798415407/ On the McKinley Explorer, traveling from Anchorage to Denali
  5. 5. “Bush planes” service remote locations. Many homes have their own garage/hanger. “On the train to Denali” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8798393141/
  6. 6. Photographed from the train: Caribou (wild reindeer) “On the train to Denali: caribou” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8798415407/
  7. 7. “Healy/Denali” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8818185834/
  8. 8. “Denali nature tour” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8799051161/ Vehicle access to Denali Park is limited. Trained naturalists conduct bus tours of the park.
  9. 9. Mt. McKinley is in the Denali Wilderness area, which covers 2,124,783 acres. The entire Denali National Park and Preserve is 6 million acres. “Denali nature tour” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8799016033/
  10. 10. Denali “The High One” Named after President William McKinley Hghest peak in North America, 20,320 feet Has two major summits, and is referred to as the McKinley cluster Five large glaciers flow off the slopes of the mountain “Denali nature tour: Denali, “The High One” (Mt. McKinley)” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8799009501/
  11. 11. “Denali nature tour: Ptarmigan (male)” https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8799006261/ Male Willow Ptarmigan (Snow Quail) in winter plumage; summer feathers are light brown. State bird of Alaska
  12. 12. Moose, grazing on Spring willow branches. Adult males are called bulls, adult females are cows and the young are calves. “Denali nature tour: Moose” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8799027013/
  13. 13. “The Lynx” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8798997693/ Canada Lynx: has large, padded paws for hunting in the tundra snow. A full-grown male only weighs 18-24 pounds.
  14. 14. Hunter and hunted: Canada Lynx watches an Arctic Ground Squirrel who has left the burrow “Denali nature tour” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8809554232/
  15. 15. Grizzly bears: sow and cub “Grizzly bears” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8819661234/
  16. 16. Dall Sheep: Rams have massive, curling horns, ewes have shorter, more slender curved horns. “Dall Sheep” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8809038081/
  17. 17. Models of Dall Sheep in the Lodge at Denali “McKinley Chalet Resort in Denali” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8809296718/
  18. 18. “Keep your powder dry and have a great day” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8804012261/
  19. 19. Diane Cordell dmcordell@gmail.com Alaska and the Yukon, May 11-22 2013 https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/sets/72157633609866745 Denali Wilderness Fact Sheet https://www.wilderness.net/printFactSheet.cfm?WID=153 National Park Service: Denali http://www.nps.gov/dena/index.htm Giant Gliding Glaciers http://www.nps.gov/dena/naturescience/upload/ Glaciers_Kids_2014.pdf “On the trail to Denali” by dmcordell https://www.flickr.com/photos/dmcordell/8798422857