Friday, May 17, 2013
It's Snowing Right Now In Denali National Park
Here's our campsite this morning.
We did a lot of walking yesterday along the road. I'd drop J off and then drive on and stop and then she'd drop me off. Here's a moose print I saw, but basically it was a few birds - gulls, ravens, gray jays. The trail along Savage River was completely snowed in. Usually it's clear by now with a few patches of snow here and there. Yesterday my leg kept going through the snow to my knee. I needed snow shoes.
Here's the Teklanika River. The road is closed at the Teklanika bus stop/viewpoint and we walked on down the road to the bridge and a little ways beyond. We didn't hear any birds in that area that has been teaming with bird sounds in the past around this time.
But it's beautiful and nice to see things in this different perspective. Not sure how far the road is open today. The ranger here thought it might be closed at Savage River because of the snow. We'll see. So far, the snow isn't sticking on the roads.