Denali After 100 Days!

It took me longer than anticipated to head back to the incredible Denali National Park and write a new blog post!  Last year brought such an adventure to my life but it also brought a lot of long nights blogging, processing photos, and little sleep!  I have now caught up and am ready for this…

100 Days of Denali: Day 92 & Day 93

Day 92 was on December 16 and we had 3 hours and 46 minutes of daylight.  When we got to the park it was already pretty dark.  We seem to have this routine of taking the dogs for a walk, so we did that.  We then had some dinner and waited for it to be…

100 Days of Denali: Day 90 & 91

It is OFFICIAL, I made it to DAY 90!  It was exciting just entering the park today!  We got to the park, picked a campsite, and then bundled up.  We went on a hike under the train trestle to the first bridge.  Elias is not a great walker and he would cry when Nali and…

100 Days of Denali: Day 83 & 84

I was traveling alone for these two days!  …well not totally alone, I had my two wonder pups with me.   I also rented a 100mm Macro lens to play around with.  We got down to the park and went for a walk.  While we were walking I saw some rather large k9 prints.  After some…

100 Days of Denali: Day 81 & Day 82

We decided to brush the dust off the Arctic Oven!  It was the first time we were breaking it out since last April!  I think using the Arctic Oven was a great idea but we decided to just bring the tent this time and not the actual oven.  This was where we went wrong.  Anyways,…

100 Days of Denali: Day 78, 79, & 80

This was a special three days in Denali.  Josh’s parents, Patty and Steve were in town to see us.  I was excited that they wanted to be a part of the 100 Days of Denali Journey I was on.  We brought the RV again because we had not had significant snow and we’re able to…

100 Days of Denali: Day 76 & 77

The park is open but the buses have officially stopped.  We could drive as far in as mile 30 if the snow didn’t close the road.  We were lucky and the road was still open to mile 30.  We appreciated having the opportunity to drive our personal vehicle out to Teklanika.  We were excited it…

100 Days of Denali: Day 72, 73, 74, & 75

It was officially here… the Denali National Park Road Lottery!  I was lucky enough to have a super awesome friend, Beth (THANK YOU BETH!) pull the road lottery and sign it over to another friend, Jamie, who I got to go with!  Jamie let me go with her three years ago when her name got…

100 Days of Denali: Day 70 &71

We were pretty exhausted after biking the 5 consecutive days out of the park.  I had to be home for work that Friday but the original plan was to head back to the park Friday night.  Josh had work and I was just really not wanting to drive down alone when Josh could come and…

100 Days of Denali: Day 65, 66, 67, 68, & 69

Here it is.  The epic tale of 92.5 miles, one dirt road, two bikes, two people who bike sometimes, and lots and lots of gear.  As previously stated in the last blog, we were a strew that morning of Day 65.  We barely made the bus to get us to Kantishna.  We needed the help…