Denali National Park, Alaska

Mount McKinley is in the center of the expansive area known as Denali National Park. McKinley is the tallest peak in North America. President Wilson signed a bill making Denali a National park on February 26, 1917. The park covers 7407 square miles while the preserve covers 2037 square miles. The park was originally name Mount McKinley National Park after the sitting president when it was originally formed but was later changed to Denali National Park after some controversy in 1980. Denali means the high one , referring to the mountain, in the Native American language of Athabaskan. The park is home to a large array of fossils and is a little over 15 covered by glaciers. There is a large variety of plant and wildlife including bears, eagles, sheep, moose, caribou, and many other birds and mammals.

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Denali National Park

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Wildfire Discovered in Denali

On Wednesday, June 17, Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) received notification that a satellite had measured a heat detection from within the boundaries of the Park/Preserve. Upon arrival, a detection aircraft observed a smoldering fire covering approximately 400 acres, creeping with isolated torching.

Public Comment Period Open - Winter and Shoulder Season Visitor Services Environmental Assessment, Denali National Park and Preserve

The National Park Service (NPS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) regarding winter and shoulder season visitor services at Denali National Park and Reserve (Denali). This EA proposes management actions and limited infrastructure to facilitate visitor access and opportunities during the winter and shoulder seasons, approximately mid-September to mid-May.

Application Period for 2020 Denali Road Lottery is Open

The application period for the 2020 Road Lottery program at Denali National Park and Preserve (Denali) is open June 1 to 30. This application period is different from past years, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Another Denali photo on a most beautiful clear day.

Denali Husky Kennel

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Denali Husky Kennel

While visiting Denali National Park, we spend some time visiting the Alaskan Husky display. These dogs are used every winter in the park for transportation and they also have many demonstrations.

The most commonly used dog in dog sled racing the Alaskan husky is a mongrel bred specifically for its performance as a sled dog.
The first dogs arrived in the Americas 12,000 years ago, however people and their dogs did not settle in the Arctic until the Paleo-Eskimo people 4,500 years ago and then the Thule people 1,000 years ago, both originating from Siberia. In 2015, a study using a number of genetic markers indicated that the Alaskan husky, the Siberian Husky and the Alaskan Malamute share a close genetic relationship between each other and were related to Chukotka sled dogs from Siberia. They were separate to the two Inuit dogs, the Canadian Eskimo Dog and the Greenland dog. In North America, the Siberian Husky and the Malamute both had maintained their Siberian lineage and had contributed significantly to the Alaskan husky, which showed evidence of crossing with European breeds that were consistent with this breed being created in post-colonial North America. The modern Alaskan Husky reflects a century or more of cross-breeding with Pointers, Shepherds, and Salukis to improve their performance. Occasionally, Alaskan huskies are referred to as Indian Dogs, because the best ones supposedly come from Native American villages in the Alaskan and Canadian interiors.They typically weigh between 18 and 34 kilograms (40 and 75 lb) and may have dense or sleek fur. Alaskan huskies bear little resemblance to the typical husky breeds they originated from, or to each other.

There are two genetically distinct varieties of Alaskan husky: a sprinting group and a long-distance group. Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies contributed the most genetically to the long-distance group, while English Pointers and Salukis contributed the most to the sprinting group] Anatolian Shepherd Dogs contributed a strong work ethic to both varieties. There are many Alaskan huskies that are partially Greyhound, which improves their speed.

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Grizzly or Brown Bear at Denali?

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Grizzly or Brown Bear at Denali?

on a trip to Denali National Park, this brown bear or grizzly bear was on the top of the ridge looking around and foraging for food. Quite impressive being this close...

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

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Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.

Denali National Park, Alaska, USA - 2002.