Saturday, August 27, 2016

Denali National Park ~Alaska Trip Day 22

Our bus to Eileson Visitor Center left at 11 a.m. We had a fantastic driver. He gave us a lot of park information and told some humorous stories. If we weren't captivated by the scenery, his monologue entertained us well during the 8 hour roundtrip.

We stopped for almost any animal that was spotted; not talking, no body limbs hanging outside the windows. We took the same (only) road in that we traveled out, so we may have counted some animals twice, but per spotting it was 23 caribou, 16 bears, 5 moose, and 3 Dall sheep...a great day for wildlife even though Mt. McKinley did not come out.

Near the end of our bus tour, we hopped off at Savage Creek Campground amphitheater for a ranger program on wolverines. The next green bus we caught had room for us all except 1. It was 11p.m. until we all got back to the Wildlife Access Center, ate a quick bite, and found a turnout to spend the night.

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