June 24, 2017 Trapper Creek AK

We’re finishing our last day in the Denali region.  We’ve enjoyed it all.  Watching glaciers pouring from the Alaska Range, a moose with calf in the parking lot, alpine tundra in bloom, the gaudy green of Alaska forest and tundra in June, and even a few mosquitoes.  This afternoon we topped it off with a tour flight to the edge of the summit of Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley, the Big One, etc.)  The glaciers flowing off of the big one are very big ones. 

Our next move is to Portage at the edge of the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage.  We’re going from the interior to the coast.  There the salmon will be running and eagles, bears, and people will be fishing.  We’ll also make our brief visit to Barrow on the north coast.  There we will see sandpipers courting and northern eiders nesting.  More excitement to complete our Alaska tour.