$25.68: Denali Outdoor Center, Otter Lake, Alaska
One last night at Otter Lake. Beautiful spot, and we saw nature more up close here than we did all day within Denali.
Last night, I heard some munching, and saw this guy, just 30 feet away.
We took the 9am Eielson Visitor Center Shuttle. An eight-hour school-bus ride, round trip. We had a great driver/host who stopped dozens of times for sightings or bear, owls, caribou, moose, etc. Without a great zoom, it was hard to photograph, but binoculars worked well.
See the tiny white tail in the middle of this photo? That’s as good as an iPhone could do the whole day.
And Denali (the mountain itself) was a no-show on this foggy, drizzly day. It’s thataway. Somewhere. As seen from the visitor center.
The best view I got was actually the contour map inside.
I was amazed our driver could spot wildlife and keep the bus on the guardrail-less road.
It’s a beautiful park, even on a grey day.
Tomorrow – on to Wasilla! Hoping for some roadside views of Denali along the way.