We packed up our bags and headed north to visit Denali National Park. This family can now consider themselves members of the 30% club as we were able to see Denali on the drive up. This mountain is so massive that it creates its own weather systems!Thus, only about 30% of visitors to the area get to see the mountain. In fact, we pulled over and snapped these pics at the north viewpoint and by the time we had driven about another 30 miles, the mountain was fully shrouded behind the clouds again.
This bear put on quite a show for us. He walked along the bus for a bit and then crossed the road right in front of us.
He crossed two creeks and then stood up on his hind legs and scratched his back on a tree! I wasn't quick enough to get a pic of that but others captured it on their phones.
Nearby, a mom and her cubs were grazing on the mountainside. We also saw a few moose, Dall sheep, and caribou along the route.
Hope they had a good time! They should be home in a few hours enjoying the heat and humidity of the South.