Glacier in the Sky: Harding Icefield Trail

I’ve always been fascinated with glaciers; their polar blue color and deep crevasses are hypnotizing. And when there’s a chance to hike to the top of one? Icing on the cake! The Harding Icefield Trail starts at the Visitor Center at the Kenai … [Read more...]

Trumpeter Swans Come To Denali During Their Annual Migration

One of the greatest stories on the planet is the annual migration of birds. In the subarctic and arctic, there is abundance of food and nesting habitat in the Summer. Millions and millions of birds fly, some of them nonstop, to Denali National Park … [Read more...]

Trying To Get My House Finished In Time!!

Beavers have been creating wetlands for thousands of years. Here in Denali National Park, I have been observing Beavers at Horseshoe Lake for several years. The beavers have grown comfortable with me as I observe them scrambling to get their bank … [Read more...]

Hiking With The Grizzlies

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Wildflowers Draw You to The Mountain Tops

From mid-June to mid-July, wildflowers are quite abundant at Denali National Park. These flowers are very small and require you to get on your hands and knees to view them and appreciate their beauty. This is Purple Mountain Saxifrage. It appears in … [Read more...]

Denali Backcountry

When we went to Denali for our 10th Anniversary, we visited the huge park in three separate ways. First, we drove in the main gate near Healy, and went as far as the bridge crossing the Savage River. Only Park buses were allowed beyond the bridge on … [Read more...]

Caribou – Denali National Park

  Caribou live in extreme northerly latitudes.  These caribou are roaming on the open tundra in Denali National Park in the Fall. … [Read more...]

Fall in Denali National Park

  Fall is different in the Subarctic.  The tundra has the same colors as you see on deciduous trees.  Here on the tundra, the same pigments are visible on the low-lying plants of the tundra. … [Read more...]

The Magic That Is Denali National Park

Denali National Park is near the top of the world, located slightly below the Arctic Circle. It is a 6 million acre Park about the size of the State of New Hampshire and home to Mt. McKinley (Denali), the highest point in North America. It has some … [Read more...]