"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Friday, July 6, 2018


We’ve spent most of a week here in Denali National Park.  One more day, and we leave for points South.  Not sure where we’re headed from here other than it’s toward the Kenai Peninsula.  Our time here has been spent sightseeing and visiting with friends from Arizona, Florida, and Kentucky.

On Wednesday the 4th, We took the bus tour to the end of the road in Denali.  We spotted Red fox, Grizzly Bear, Caribou, Dall Sheep, Snowshoe Hares, Short Eared Owls, Moose,  and  Golden Eagles. We probably saw something else but my memory fades.

Below are various photos of our trip, and our time in Denali.  No real order of the pictures, which are a few of many. 

Also, The Mountain(Denali) was in full view most of the day.

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A quilt in one of the visitor centers along the road.

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We dog set one day for friends as they took the tour.  They repaid the favor the next day with Sally.

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This morning we went to the sled dog kennels here in Denali.  They have a full compliment of 31 sled dogs which actually work in Winter patroling the park, as well as delivering building materials to the construction areas within the park.  They were all beautiful, and loved their work.  As the six lucky ones were hooked up for the demonstration, the other twenty five were howling and running around their houses, wanting  to  be part of the team.  All get exercised a number of times each day.

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A Swamp Donkey stripping leaves.  Was told they eat fifty pounds of leaves each day this time of year.

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That’s all……jc


  1. Gorgeous photos! So glad you guys are enjoying Alaska!

  2. No wonder you two are smiling big time. Awesome!! What a trip :-)


  3. Wow! You guys must be living right to get that kind of weather. Wonderful pictures!

  4. Beautiful...everything is just beyond beautiful!!

  5. WOW! What an experience! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Beyond Magnificent... The photo of you and Wanda with Denali as a backdrop says it all!!! Thanks for sharing. Horst sends

  7. Wonderful place!! We were there for just two days.


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