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Saturday, July 5, 1997
Anchorage to Denali Park, Alaska
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Denali Park, Alaska:
Latitude: 63° 39' 11" North
Longitude: 148° 50' 9" West
Altitude: 1867 feet
From Seattle: 1618 miles
Lodging: Camp - Denali Grizzly Bear

Today's Travel:
Country: United States
Region: Alaska
Route: SR1 (Glenn Highway), SR3 (George Parks Highway)
Start: Anchorage
Stop 1. Denali National Park HQ
End:Denali Park, Alaska
Road Miles:284 miles
Linear:209 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain / Sunny

Available Photos:

Denali (Mt. McKinley) peeking over other peaks SR 3, AK

Denali (Mt. McKinley) with sun through clouds SR 3, Mile Post: ~169.9, AK

Hurricane Gulch bridge Hurricane Gulch, SR 3, AK

Hurricane Gulch Hurricane Gulch, SR 3, AK

Rainbow SR 3, Mile Post: ~199.4, AK

Mountain Rainbow Denali Borough, SR 3, Mile Post: ~205.4, AK

Double Mountain Rainbow Denali Borough, SR 3, Mile Post: ~208, AK

Sunlight pouring over mountain Denali National Park, AK

Sunset Denali Park, AK

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 86
Miles Driven:17852
Linear Dist: 58711
Countries Visited: 2
Regions Visited: 38
More stats...
Hotels: 30
Friends / Family: 26
Camping: 19
Hostels: 7
Transit: 4
Beers: 254

Journal Entry:
Went shopping in Anchorage, bought some trail pants, a shirt, a pair of pants, and groceries. Headed North towards Fairbanks. Started out overcast, got a little sun, then rain, the sunny late in the evening. Saw the most perfect rainbow I've ever seen, the colors were so bright, and it was a double, both the full arch. I took some pictures, but I don't have much faith, I hope I can remember.

I got to Denali National Park, and no surprise, the campgrounds are all full. What was a surprise is that there are no sites available tomorrow either. I thought that most sites were first come, first serve, and I can't believe everyone is staying Sunday night! I ended up staying in a private campground 7 miles south of the park road on SR 3 ( George Parks highway), although I think it's still in the National Park. A huge moose just wandered by the campsite about an hour ago.

It's almost 2am, and it's daylight still. Weird...

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