Saturday, July 26, 2014

Wrangell St. Elias National Park 7/24/2014

On the road again Thursday July 24
Wrangell St. Elias National Park in the largest National Park in the system.  
We watched a video that tries to capture the vastness of this enormous Park.
The scenery was spectacular. So very thrilling for those who can hike the mountain peaks. 
Ahhh. The mountains are taller than Switzerland's. The Park is the size of Switzerland.
Eggs on display at the Visitors Center.
Look at the size of the bear claws. 

From the Visitors Center we took a hike with a Ranger.
She explained about the interesting tiny animal, the Pika.

We took a Boreal Forest hike with an Intern. Learned about the red squirrel, weasel who loses his brown fur in the fall to become (the white) ermine, snowshoe hare and lynx. 
Very interesting, 
We ventured on Nabesna Road and found this interesting sign.  
Gravel road and beautiful open sky. 
Ever present fireweed.
Beautiful view of Mount Sanford, Capital Mountain, Mt. Wrangell and others.

We stayed at Dead Dog Hill Wayside Rest Area on the road to Nabesna, really boondocking in the Wrangell National Park. Absolutely serene and surrounded by mountains and trees.

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