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Talkeetna Zipline Adventure from Anchorage
"Start your day with pickup at your Anchorage hotel and head off to your zipline adventure in Talkeetna a historic railroad town and popular gateway to the wilderness. Your guide will fill you in on Talkeetna’s vibrant history of gold mining and mountaineers and other quirky characters over lunch in town. The region’s tall rugged mountains gently flowing rivers and abundant wildlife make it a nature sightseeing haven. And one of the best ways to see an exciting overview of it is by soaring through the air on a zipline. After a basic orientation head to the scenic mountains above town and strap into your zipline gear. For the next 3 hours you’ll have a bird’s-eye view as you fly from one platform to the next. Zip across nine lines zooming through the canopy. Wiggle across three suspension bridges and step down a spiral staircase for different perspectives on the nature surrounding you. Throughout the tour you’ll be in awe of the boreal forest. The pace blends speed with time t
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Tongass Rainforest Hiking Expedition
"After meeting your small-group on the dock you'll be driven by private van to the wilderness trailhead. Located in a remote location you will hike on an unpaved mostly level wilderness trail with no steps. You don’t need special footwear. The peace of the rainforest surroundings is yours while you admire the ancient forest and giant trees of the Tongass National Forest. You will walk approximately 3 mile lines noise and civilization. Your first stop is at a meadow
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Alaskan Heritage Tour in Fairbanks
"After pickup from your Fairbanks hotel your guide will take you to the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center located on the banks of the Chena River in downtown Fairbanks. Named after an Alaska native and political leader this community center celebrates native Alaskan culture and natural history through interesting exhibits indigenous art and tools and life-sized panoramas depicting Alaska’s wildlife and landscapes throughout the seasons. After about an hour here head to University of Alaska Museum of the North whose immersive exhibits tell the story of Alaska’s natural
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More What to Pack in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Be Prepared for All Weather - Even Just a Day Trip

You will definitely want to have a backpack to stow any gear you're not using. The morning of my visit to Denali, I purchased a warm coat in the "Glitter Gulch" because I had no idea it would be THAT...
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Good Resources

With no trails in the backcountry, it can be a daunting task to set out. This book from Ike Waits, "Denali National Park; Guide to Hiking, Photography & Camping" helps lay out some of the areas...
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Backcountry Hiking Essentials

* Waterproof hiking boots - the tundra can be quite wet and sloppy, and small puddles abound.* Gaiters - these babies keep the top of your boots dry and the bottoms of your pants clear.* Jacket -...
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Be Prepared for Wet and/or Cold Weather

For six months of the year the high temperature in Denali is well below freezing, with the coldest month being January when the average high, in the lowlands, is 9F and the average low is -8F. It can...
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Be prepared!

If your camping, especially if it's in the backcountry, the only way to go is with a backpack. If you're camping, but not in the backcountry, bring along a day bag as well that you can take along on...
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Not a complete list by any means

Daypack or backpack Rain Gear, head covering, non-cotton clothing, long underwear, wool socks, good hiking shoes, well worn shoes or sandals for river crossings. gloves or mittens. Absolutely a...
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Let the Eyes Lead, the Lens Follow

Have a camera with sufficient settings to adjust for whatever conditions you face in the park. The wildlife is often at a distance, so telephoto lenses are useful (if not essential). Clouds are...
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Dress for the Occasion -- Or Else

Summer temperatures in Denali usually hang comfortably in the 70s, sometimes even climbing into the 80s, but given the chance for wet weather and driving rains, hikers can be subjected to high winds...
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The keys to a good backpacking experience

Bring a backpack suitable for the length of your trip. Wrap your sleeping bag and clothes in a plastic trash bag inside your pack - there is nothing worse than wet clothes and sleeping bag, and the...
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Binoculars

Good telephoto and wide angle lenses would be very nice to have here. Maybe some fast film, because lighting can be problematic. A tripod if you want to shoot wildlife. Binoculars are a must....
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Suggested things to bring to Denali park

Make sure to carry warm clothing and rain jacket Medicines (it's hard to find in Denali what you need) Camera (it's simple - you're in the one of the premier wildlife viewing areas on our planet) ...
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Top Hotels in Denali National Park and Preserve

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238 Parks Highway, Alaska, 99755, United States
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Mile 95 Denali Park Road, , Alaska, 99755, United States
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Mile 238.4 George Parks Hwy, Alaska, 99755, United States
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P.O. Box 70, Sugarloaf Mountain, Alaska, 99755, United States
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Mile 224, Parks Hwy., Alaska, 99755, United States
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Mile 231.1 Parks Highway, Alaska, 99755, United States
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Top Things to Do in Denali National Park and Preserve

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Wildlife

Denali park is six million acres and it is oriented to the natural environment. Ironic but true that the wildlife can be seen from a schoolbus with drop down windows. On the bus, civilization; off the...
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Mt. McKinley

We were at the park for three days and took the Holland America excursion into the park on a cloudy but dry day. Photographers: be alert for even on those days Denali may peek out for a few minutes....
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Tundra Wilderness Tour

Take a Denali Park tour in a converted school bus. Private cars are only allowed to Mile 15 on the Park Road, so busses are the way to see it. Terry was an entertaining guide, and good at spotting...
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Lakes/ Rivers

Our visit to Denali was in mid-September, late in the season with unpredictable weather. The rivers in the park along the Park Road were low and made for some interesting photo opportunities. Many of...
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Mountains/ Viewpoints

We visited Denali on a Holland America land/sea cruise. One of the excursions I selected was a "Photographic Safari" which would combine some education to improve my skills as well as making images....
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Rafting

Visiting in Denali there is no shortage of things to do. There are always something you can do that suits your budget. If you stroll around in downtown Denali you'll likely overwhelmed by all activity...
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Top 5 Denali National Park and Preserve Writers

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mrclay2000

"The High One and Higher Expectations"
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worldtrekker

"Denali National Park"
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karenincalifornia

"Denali National Park - The Great One"
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Stephen-KarenConn

"Denali: America's Most Accessible True Wilderness"
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annk

"Denali National Park"
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