Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Monday, August 8, 2016

Lorrie and Keith come to Alaska!

Lorrie and Keith arrived in Anchorage early Saturday morning, July 30th. After resting on Saturday, Greg, his sister Lorrie, and her husband Keith, headed to Denali on Sunday morning. They saw a couple of moose and met with a lot of road construction on the way. They got checked into their rooms at the White Moose Lodge in Healy later that afternoon. After enjoying a good dinner at the Salmon Bake, they drove into the park.
 They did manage to see a moose and her calf near Savage River. On Monday morning, they ate a nice breakfast at Rose's and traveled back into Denali National Park for the bus tour.
 All buses were booked until 1:30 so they walked around a bit and went to the Visitor Center. On the bus they were treated to seven bear sightings,

 including a mom with two cubs!
They also saw many caribou, including this one walking along the park road.

This was also their closest animal encounter of the day.

There were may Dall Sheep to be spotted, but they were too far away for a good picture.
 Luckily, this bus only traveled as far as Eielson Visitor Center.

Come to find out, a major mudslide that very afternoon closed the park road only about a mile beyond Eielson!