|First stop of the day is the Alaska Public Lands Information Center to get even more brochures and information before heading to Denali. This visitors center is better than a museum and highly recommended if ever in Fairbanks.
Later this afternoon we entered Denali National Park and still have not seen Mt. McKinley but this park does have 6,000,000 acres to cover. We first stopped at the Denali Visitors Center. It had great displays and park rangers to answer any questions, a gift shop and restaurant. A single road that leads you through the park is restricted to buses only, so from recommendations from many of you and people that we have met along the way, we have decided not to do the bus tour but rather go to the north and south view points on Parks Hwy to view Denali.
Stopped at the north viewing area and we were unable to see Denali due to cloud cover so hopefully we will be able to see it from the south view tomorrow. We crossed over Hurricane Gulch; the pic does no justice to the depth of this gulch. The only viewpoint was from the bridge which pedestrians are not allowed on. What an awesome view!
Halfway between the north and south view is Byers Lake State Park. Tonight we dry camp; no hookups of any kind and no tv blaring at me. Here is what we do have; quiet that is so loud it rings in your ears. A large campsite with only wilderness surrounding you and a big lake to kayak on. Along with all of that are giant mosquitoes that had Sam for lunch. Off with the shorts and on with long pants and long sleeves and last but not least; MOSQUITO SPRAY and lots of it. Thanks Misty for the recipe. It worked!