Denali, Glaciers and Bald Eagles
Denali National Park
Denali attracts many tourists for the wildlife and the scenery. This moose in the campground was a good start.
The magnificent Mt. McKinley on a clear day.We were very lucky with the weather. 70% of visitors don't see the mountain due to bad weather. This mountain is the tallest in the world, base to peak.
It was unusually hot after a very late spring, the mosquitoes were biting and the large animals were hiding from the heat. We didn't see as many Grizzly or Brown bears as we may have but the wildflowers were blooming before our eyes.
Another squirrel! An arctic ground squirrel. These are an important part of the food chain for bears. Aw!
We took an 11 hour return bus ride into the park to see this wonderful scenery.
No private vehicles are allowed.
Caribou from afar on the remaining snow, despite it being 34c.
In the museum we were fascinated by the cases of Native clothes and equipment.
Back on the road
A glacier stop for picnic lunch near the Portage
The Maynard Mountain
On again..... to Whittier
Pretty in places and good for boat trips to see the Glaciers
Colourful arty shops!
A reminder of where we are...on the Pacific Ring of Fire.
A boat trip to see Blackstone Glacier was awesome!
Kittiwakes on their floating island
Harbour seals cooling off.
And more glaciers!
Contentment! We all had a great day!
Bald Eagles are numerous in this area.
When keeping an eye on fish waste from the gutting table they get quite close. If not a little ruffled!