The 2015 climbing season is under way at Denali National Park and Preserve, where climbers are heading up Mount Foraker and, of course, Mount McKinley. This shot was taken by Ranger Mik Shain during a recent climb on the Ruth Glacier.
Denali National Park and Preserve
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.
Children are natural explorers, but current trends show that youth between the age of 8 to 18 spend more time than ever indoors and less time participating in unstructured outdoor activity. Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, can buck this trend, as they have access to many parks and wild landscapes that lend themselves to exercising and experiencing the beauty of Interior Alaska.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Sunday directed that Mount McKinley be officially renamed "Denali," the traditional Koyukon Athabascan name of the peak embraced by Denali National Park and Preserve.
High, swift waters claimed a backcountry traveler in Denali National Park and Preserve when she tried to ford a stream.
Driving a dogsled across a snowy landscape looks beautiful and relaxing, but it takes a lot of skill. If you have those skills, you might want to apply for the commercial "Dog Sled Freighting Services" business at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
Autumn is a spectacular time to visit Denali National Park. The alpine and subalpine tundra at higher elevations gleam with fall color by mid- to late-August. The taiga at lower elevations is aglow in reds by early September, a time when the aspen and balsam poplar near the park entrance turn brilliant yellow and gold.
For the first time since 1953 teams are working to accurately measure the height of Mount McKinley in Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska. It long has been accepted that the peak topped out at 20,320 feet. Is that still the case?
A 39-year-old Argentine climber hoping to summit Mount McKinley in Denali National Park was found dead at the 17,200-foot high camp on the mountain.
Climbers with an eye on some of the peaks in Denali National Park and Preserve have a great tool just a few clicks away to check on the latest conditions.