Denali National Park Summer 2000


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Welcome to the Park


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Along the park road.


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I shared a cabin with one other employee.


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A rabbit that became dinner for the fox and her kits.


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Mile 11 on the park road is the first view of Mt. McKinley (over 20,000') in the far distance.


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In front of the general store.


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The Toklat Ranger Station about 50 miles west of Headquarters.


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Mt. McKinley is known for making it's own weather - That is the mountain just peeking thru the clouds. Not the rocky part - look in the middle of the cloud. Taken from along the George Parks Highway.


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Mt. McKinley taken from the Denali Highway - it's almost a hundred miles away


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The view sitting at the dispatch console, provided lots of opportunities to see foxes, rabbits, and moose.


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The Park Dispatch Center is a rather small operation.


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The Radio Console.


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The Recorder & Phone.


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Flight Advisory Board for Flight Following.


On summer solstice I ended up in Talkeetna at the South District Ranger Station to help out with a Search & Rescue Mission. Unfortunately it was for an overdue fixed wing aircraft that was carrying 3 of the park rangers.   The plane was found the late that day, but there were no survivors


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SAR Room at the South District Ranger Station.


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SAR Room at the South District Ranger Station.


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SAR Room at the South District Ranger Station.


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Mt. McKinley from in front of the motel we stayed at a few nights.


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The Motel.


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Talkeetna is an interesting small town.


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The main Talkeetna business district.


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The Denali Lama - the Park's Rescue Helicopter.


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August 2nd, a last drive out on the park road, and then it was time to head South.


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