Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Leaving Denali tomorrow.

We spent yesterday and today here in Denali National Park.  It's about 120 miles or so south of Anchorage. (Map)   Yesterday we took a 5 hour bus trip about 17 miles into the park.  Unfortunately it was rainy and cloudy and we haven't been able to see Mt. McKinley.  The bus drive said it is only visible about 20 days a year!  We have one more chance tomorrow but most likely we won't be seeing it.

We spent most of today at the Visitor center seeing the activities there.  The highlight was a trip over to the kennels for information on the dog sled teams they keep here in the park.  We have lots of pictures but limited internet access so I'm not going to be posting any photos tonight.

We are camped at the Riley Creek Campground .4 miles inside the park entrance.  No hook ups of any type so we have walked over to the mercantile to get some electricity and use the internet.  We head south towards Anchorage tomorrow, hoping to make it to Hope Alaska before we call it a day.

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