Happy Thanksgiving! Two photos in row and within a month of each other – I must be on a roll. I guess I feel energized to take back Alaska, since it has unfortunately been hijacked by a person who shall remain nameless! Here’s the second image from our exploratory trip into Denali National Park this past summer.
As mentioned in my last email, last summer I was able to spend 15-days exploring this amazing area of Alaska’s crown jewel. While we were certainly not the first to investigate this region of the Park, it is likely that we camped in places that had never seen a tent and stepped on ground that had never seen a boot. This shot of our camp was taken high above the Tokositna Glacier. From this promontory we were able to bask in the view of Alaska’s biggest mountains. We slept on a bed of soft tundra, drank crystal clear water from the adjacent mountain stream, enjoyed perfect weather, and stood in awe beneath Denali – The Great One. Our route go get to this point had taken us from our floatplane drop-off point beneath the rocky cliffs in the back of the frame, over a high pass in the shadows, down the verdant ramps and across the Tokositna Glacier, and finally to this amazing campsite.