We wrote daily journal entries while in Denali, which will be uploaded in the next few days.
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Quick Update: Out of the Park
We had an incredible trip through Denali Narional Park, home of the awe-inspiring Alaska Range and Mt McKinley. Our plan was to bike the 90-mile park road until about halfway, take the bus to embark on a five-day backpacking trip that would lead us back to our bikes, then bike the rest of the road. All went according to plan, but after many straight days of rain, we decided to take the bus to the end of the road instead of biking the mucky gravel. We also chose to forego our last night in the park and simply be on our way. No regrets there; Denali is amazing, but so is a warm, plentiful meal with new friends, especially after leaving the backcountry. Many thanks to Martin, Brandon, Karen, Chris, and Marco for their good company and generosity.