the Kenai Peninsula & Kenai
Fjords National Park
Alaska is the last great frontier. It's wilderness is famous for snow capped mountains, glaciers, and abundant wildlife like no other location in the world. Join us to visit two of Alaska's best known parks, Kenai Fjords and Denali National Park. These two totally different opportunities that emphasize the huge variety in the Alaskan landscape.
We will fly into Anchorage to start our journey. The first day we will drive down to Kenai Peninsula and spend the night in Seward on the coast. The drive down to Seward is very scenic as we travel along Turnagain Arm. Dahl sheep and Beluga whales are often seen along the road. Moose and trumpeter swans are also frequently spotted. Seward is located in the middle of Kenai Fjords National Park. This is a land and ocean park that has numerous glaciers including many tidewater ones that empty into the sea. We will take a boat trip to explore the Resurrection Bay portion of the park. This bay is a true fjord with mountains with glaciers surrounding the water. Some examples of wildlife we usually see are sea otters, stellar sea lions, bald eagles, horned and tufted puffins, and occasionally humpback and orca whales.
After another night in Anchorage, we will drive to Denali National Park. We will spend a night just outside the park and explore the first few miles of the park road that is open for public driving. The moose rut will be occurring and we usually see several moose in this area, large bulls and females. The next day we will meet the Camp Denali bus and drive into the heart of the park. Many people visiting the park spend one day driving in and out along the park road and come away with a disappointing opinion of the mountain and the park in general. This will not happen to us. Working out of Camp Denali, the best place from which to enjoy this wondrous park, we will be right in the shadow of Mount McKinley with its fantastic reflections in nearby Wonder Lake. Our days will be filled with explorations for wolves, moose, bears, Dahl's sheep, and caribou, as well as nesting birds and the season's wildflowers, all amidst the glorious colors of early fall in the tundra. Our evenings will have nature programs available at Camp Denali covering the area's natural and cultural histories. Many (as much as 70%) of the people visiting the park never see the mountain, but staying at Camp Denali makes the difference. I have visited Camp many times, and although there are never weather guarantees, I have never missed seeing and photographed the mountain on each trip. Join us for the perfect time to visit Alaska's premier location.
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