Denali in July. Caribou, bears and fireweed.

We’re back from 5 days at our favorite place on earth, Denali National Park. We camped at the Teklanika campground and as usual used the shuttle buses to access the park road where we mountain biked or hiked. Rain and drizzle the first couple of days, but then it cleared up—except for the noticeable wildfire smoke which left a definite blue haze when skies cleared . The weather in the Park has been very hot and smoky this summer with temperatures far above normal. One thing that was immediately apparent was the profusion of fireweed. In all the years we’ve been visiting Denali, we’ve never seen anything like it.

Not any really close bear photos this trip, but lots of very close caribou—in fact I got to play chicken with a big bull caribou while on my bike!

As usual, way too many pictures. Come along for the ride!