Thursday, July 16, 2015

Denali National Park, AK

First Moose in the Park

Sunday, July 12, 2015, Denali National Park, AK - 40.2 Miles Today, 5251.9 Miles for the Trip

Happy Birthday Don!

We are in the park, settled into the Teklanika Campground. I'm in site 40, Don, Anne & Nancy are in 37. As I expected, no cell phones, no internet, in fact no FM radio, or XM radio. A few fuzzy stations on AM, but that is it for the outside world. Nice and quiet at the campground. There are limited generator hours so it should be relaxing. Don & Anne set out the portable solar panel & even in the clouds I'm getting around 3.5 amps on the Escape's 195 Watts of panels. While I won't be able to post these until after we leave, I will do the daily updates, hopefully during the day so I can take advantage of the solar panels. More photos at today's LakeshoreImages page.

On the way into the park we stopped first to register for the campsites (I paid for them back in December - good thing since all the campgrounds in the park are full). After that it was a relatively smooth drive for the first 15 miles to the ranger station. There they check that you have a pass for the campground, give you instructions for both the campground & driving on the gravel section of the road, and sent us on our way. While there are 14 miles of gravel road, for the most part it is smooth. A bit dusty, but not too washboarded. Someone coming the other way pointed out a moose in the woods. I stopped & took a few photos, and while waiting for Don to catch up after getting his instructions from the ranger, the moose came out on the road. We all got some photos.

Dinner will be a chicken thing made by Anne.

Until the next internet connection -

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