Touring Alaska - Denali National Park

Healy, Alaska - Part A

July 29 - August 2

The Alaskan Adventure - 68 Days - 6,154 Miles

McKinley RV Park

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Well we finally made it to Denali National Park. The road from Anchorage to Denali NP was a very good road with only a few small sections under repair.

We did not see any animals along the way, but we did see some very good Mountain and valley views. And it is much colder and windy here than in Anchorage.

The McKinley RV campground could be a little better. We wanted full hook-ups but only got water and electric. And, even though we had a 30 amp connector on the power box, it only had a 20 amp service. Even the office thought it was 30 amp. The electrician sent out found that the box was only wired for 20 amps. 20 amps would not keep the electric furnace and hot water heaters running. The electrical system when set to 20 amp in the motorhome handled that problem. With out sewers we had to conserve our water for the 5 day stay.

While at the National Park we attended informative movies and went on ranger led nature hikes. We also drove into the park twice as far as private cars were allowed to drive. Then went almost all the way in on a shuttle bus.

We had a nice site tucked back into the woods.

This was the view out our front window.

On a hike to Horseshoe Lake. We got to see about four different kinds of wild berries along the hike. All of them bitter!
The ranger said that two weeks earlier the smoke was so bad they could not see across the lake. She was surprised they did not cancel the hikes, you could not see anything and many people were getting sick.

Hey, are you guys really from Syracuse?
While driving in the park we stopped at a viewing site. This Sea? gull landed about 20 feet in front of the car and walked up to me looking for a handout. We did not bring any handouts in the car, Poor Guy!

Are you sure you do not have anything for me?
Then go back to Syracuse!

We had dinner in the Princess Lodge.
This picture really is poor, but it was a beautiful place.
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