Denali National Park – Day 5

Savage River Loop

Last night was another blustery one as high winds came in out of the south again. Our slide toppers are sure getting a workout. Thankfully, they are on a roller, much like a window blind. The wind has been strong enough on occasion to unravel another two feet of topper material as the wind gets under the topper, but the topper recoils back inside the roller once the wind abates. Makes for a noisy night’s sleep though.

Arctic Squirrel

We all headed back into Denali for a hike around Savage rock loop. It was pretty windy and cool but we enjoyed a nice two mile hike along the Savage river which is 2780 feet above sea level. Today, we finally got to see some wildlife up close. Thought you might like these photos.

Juvenile Ptarmigan
Adult Ptarmigan
Young Bull Moose


  1. Denali National Park September 15, 2009 at 7:18 am #

    Denali National Park; Alaska is six million acre park with really exotic birds & mammals to be explored. From black & grizzly bears, wolves, dall sheep, moose & caribou to beautiful variety of Alaskan birds like Raven, great horned owls, ptarmigan, waxwings, Arctic Warblers, pine grosbeaks, and wheatears & tundra swan. It’s heaven for nature lovers, bird watchers & animal lovers.

  2. Anonymous July 28, 2009 at 1:39 pm #

    Will sure liked the animal pictures, keep them coming.

    John and Karen

  3. Anonymous July 25, 2009 at 5:46 am #

    Hey there, we're having a good time tracking your progress and we're looking forward to seeing you sometime in August. Take Care,

    Matt and Rachel