Sunday, July 8, 2012

Return to North Face Lodge

Our first visit to Denali and the North Face Lodge was in 2000; I've been eager to return and this trip included Matt and his partner Christina.

The Lodge is a four hour bus ride from the Park entrance to the heart of Denali with lots to see:

Grizzly on the road to the Lodge

Grizzle club checking us out...

Tokat River

Bald Eagle
A variety of guided and independent outings awaited:

Matt (orange) and I hiked Eagle's Nest Trial

and sotted a Spruce Grouse

We canoed Wonder Lake

Judy painted...
Matt biked

Christina and I explored the end of the road
(and did  I mention  mosquitos)

On our last night Tony Knowles (Alaska Governor 1994-2004) joined us for dinner and discussed the perils of the Pebble Mine project.

Although the weather was mostly overcast with light rain--the Denali Mountain Range made an appearance...

Denali (Mt. McKinley) far right: 20,320 feet


Cameras: Canon 7D, 20D & iPhone 4; EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS

Matt's "daily" photo posts on his Life's Wake blog and Judy created a web album collection.

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