Denali National Park and Preserve

2011 Visitation to National Park Units In Alaska Up About 2 Percent Over 2010 Figures

Tourism traffic to Alaskan units of the National Park System grew by roughly 2 percent in 2011 to a total of 2.32 million visitors, according to preliminary National Park Service statistics.

Holiday Video Greetings from Your National Parks

The National Park Service is using modern technology to share holiday greetings from parks across the country. Short videos filmed in 15 parks are airing on the National Park Service's YouTube channel through the end of the month.

Beginning December 1 You Can Reserve Your Seat On Denali National Park Shuttle Buses

Planning to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year? Then get ready to make your reservations for a seat on the park's shuttle buses.

Running With The Big Sled Dogs At Denali National Park, The Video

Running with the big dogs means something in Denali National Park and Preserve, where Ranger Jess Toubman has been training her sled dogs in a park campground for the coming winter.

Denali National Park Extends Comment Period On Climbing Permit Allocation Plan

Denali National Park and Preserve officials have extended the public comment period on their plans for allocating climbing permits on Mount McKinley by two weeks, and you can pretty much be sure those who make their living guiding climbs will have something to say.

Denali National Park Officials Want To "Simplify" Fee Structure

In a bid to "simplify" their entrance fee program, Denali National Park and Preserve officials want to do away with the multiple fees and charge a flat $10 per person.

New "Puppy Cam" Features Sled Dog Pups at Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve is the only national park in America with a working sled dog kennel. It's hard to beat a puppy when it comes to the "aaaw factor," and thanks to a new on-line "Puppy Cam," fans of sleds dogs can now enjoy live views of young canines at the park's kennels.

National Park Service Implementing "Flight Following" Technology in Alaska, Perhaps Nation-wide

"Flight following" technology, which can help dispatchers keep an eye on the whereabouts of aircraft, is being required aboard all National Park Service aircraft, or any aircraft carrying Park Service personnel, in Alaska, and soon could be required throughout the National Park System.

Austrian Climber's Body Spotted on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve

The body of an Austrian climber has been spotted on the flanks of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, according to park officials, who say conditions prevented them from immediately recovering it.

Search Under Way on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park For Missing Austrian Climber

A search was under way on Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve on Thursday for an Austrian mountaineer who failed to return from an intended trek to Denali Pass at 18,000 feet.

Denali National Park Officials Tweak Procedures For Applying for Road Lottery

Denali National Park officials, who last month said all entries for the annual road lottery would have to be submitted on-line, have reversed course in response to public concerns over that method. You'll now be able to make entries by phone, mail, and on-line.

Busy Day On McKinley: Three Climbers Felled By Altitude Sickness Rescued in Denali National Park

What are the odds that three climbers would suffer from altitude sickness and have to be rescued by helicopter from the upper elevations of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve...within three hours on the same day!?

Avalanche Claims Climber In Denali National Park and Preserve

An avalanche in the middle of the night has killed a climber in Denali National Park.

Protecting the Sounds of Nature - Denali Aircraft Overflights Council is Making Progress

If you wanted to immerse yourself in nature, away from the frantic pace and sights and sounds of the manmade world, you might think the wilderness of Denali National Park would be the ideal place. And you would be wrong.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Ever Go On A Multi-Week, Or More, Hike?

Would you ever head off down a trail for a multi-week, or longer, hike, carrying all you need in a pack on your back?

Issue Of Climbing Fees At Denali National Park Raises Questions Of Fee Equity

Climbing at high elevations is a highly specialized sport, and the support network for those who aspire to summit Mount McKinley in Denali National Park is a million-dollar proposition. While park officials believe climbers should bear more of that cost, the climbing community is pushing back.
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National Park Quiz 91: Hearts

Our quiz theme this month is apropos of February-the-Valentine- month. Answers are at the end. If we catch you peeking, we'll make you buy the quizmeister a big box of chocolates. Cream centers.

Research Fellowships Being Offered at National Parks In Alaska

The National Park Service is currently accepting applications for research fellowships in national parks and preserves in Alaska.

Previously Unknown Prehistoric Bird Species Found at Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park, which in the past has given up fossils of prehistoric creatures, has done it again, this time relinquishing the fossilized bones of two new bird species.

Late Sen. Ted Stevens Honored With Mountain In Denali National Park and Preserve

A previously unnamed peak rising nearly 14,000 feet above Denali National Park and Preserve has been named in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, who died last year in a plane crash while heading on a fishing trip.

55 Percent Of Those Who Put Mt. McKinley's Summit In Their Sights In 2010 Reached the Top

More than 1,200 climbers set out in 2010 to stand atop Mt. McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve, and more than half realized their goal. At least five, however, died in their endeavors.
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Winter Visits To Denali National Park and Preserve Can Include Ranger-Led Hikes

One and all are invited to join Denali National Park and Preserve rangers for hikes this winter, but you better be the hardy sort, as these aren't canceled unless the temperature drops below -10 degrees Fahrenheit!

Reservations Now Being Taken for Shuttle Buses and Campgrounds in Denali National Park and Preserve

If you're making plans to visit Denali National Park and Preserve next year, you can now make reservations for any of the park's four largest campgrounds or a seat on the shuttle buses.

Running With the Sled Dogs in Denali National Park and Preserve

Sled dogs long have been part of the lore of Alaska. Just pick up most any Jack London book. That lore continues at Denali National Park and Preserve, which has the only working sled dog kennel in the National Park System. You can keep tabs on the backcountry work of these dogs by following a blog posted by the mushers.

Scoping Period Extended For Comments on Climbing Permits At Denali National Park and Preserve

Unexpected downtime for the National Park Service's planning website has prompted Denali National Park and Preserve officials to extend the scoping period for comments on climbing permits in the park.

Series of Public Meetings Scheduled To Discuss Mountaineering Use Fees at Denali National Park and Preserve

How much should climbers attempting Mount McKinley and Mount Foraker in Denali National Park and Preserve be charged for heading up those mountains? That's the question at the heart of four upcoming public meetings scheduled by park officials.

Climbing Fees Proposed to Increase at Denali, Mount Rainier National Parks

Proposals controversial with the climbing community -- to hike the permit fees for climbing Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Mount Rainier in its namesake park -- will be open to public review in the weeks and months ahead.
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