Discovering Denali: A Complete Reference Guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, Alaska

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iUniverse, Jan 4, 2004 - Travel - 322 pages
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Preparing for a trip where the forecast is chance of sunshine, partly cloudy, rain, and possibly an earthquake is a daunting task. Discovering Denali is an all-inclusive tour guide to Denali National Park and Mount McKinley.

Find the secrets of Denali's treasures:

  • The Denali Grand Slam-Dall sheep, caribou, moose and grizzly bears
  • Arctic High Altitude Mountaineering
  • Local festivals and events such as the Nenana Ice Classic and the Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival
  • The annual lottery to be allowed to drive the length of the park

Discovering Denali is a compendium of all things Denali, including hiking and climbing maps, summer and winter activities, wildlife, local towns, and state parks.

 

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Discovering Denali includes information on how to get to the park, what to see on the way, where to stay (including campsites, bed and breakfasts, hotels, motels), side trips and excursions, and tips for fishing, hiking, flightseeing and even climbing Mt. McKinley (also know as Denali, "the High One"). There are also bits of interesting history and folklore, extensive maps, and some personal insights by the author. It is the first and only source of information that provides detailed descriptions about the 43 individual sections of the park, including backpacking and camping information that heretofore has only been available upon arrival. 

Contents

History of Denali National Park
1
Driving and Transportation to the Park
6
Transportation Within the Park
35
Visitor and Information Centers
41
WeatherBe Prepared
48
The Wildlife and the Land
51
Camping in Denali National Park
66
Hiking in Denali National Park
78
Restaurants Near Denali National Park
209
Summer Activities Around Denali National Park
213
Winter ActivitesDenali National Park and Surrounding Areas
233
State Parks and Recreation Areas Near Denali
248
Businesses Towns Near or In Denali National Park
262
Towns On the Way to Denali National Park
269
Men Women and Dogs of Denali
283
Alaskan and Denali Terms
286

Denali National Park by Section
83
Denali National Park Kennel
136
Climbing Denali
140
Lodging around Denali National Park
179
Calendar of Events Near Denali National Park
288
Bibliography
293
Index
295
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