Today has been a long day. We were up at 4:30am dressed and left the campground at 5:30. We headed to Denali Village to meet a 6:10 am bus to take us into the park.
We boarded a school bus and other then a few 10 minute breaks we toured the park for the next 12 hours.
We couldn’t get the front of the bus so we took the back of the bus. It had several rows of seats removed so they could install a wheelchair lift. No one was using the lift so we figured we would be able to use the space to move around and get good views.
Susan our guide was very informative and did all she could to get everyone views for good pictures.
We each were given a bag lunch: 2 bottles of water, 1 bottle of juice, 1 bag of chips, 1 bag of crackers, humus in a tube, granola bar, an apple, 1 bag of trail mix a couple of cookies, and a turkey wrap.
We saw sheep, caribou, grizzly bears with cubs, moose with calves, bald eagle, golden eagle, willow ptarmigan, and arctic ground squirrel.
Here are some pictures:
ARCTIC GROUND SQUIRREL
We saw many more of wildlife but way too many to post the pictures here.
Some of the scenery: A slight glimpse of Mt. McKinley