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
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.
"Widespread avalanche activity" in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska stranded two Idaho climbers on a mountain. Fortunately, they were spotted by an air taxi and later taken off the mountain by a park helicopter.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is being urged by more than 100,000 petitioners to intervene to halt the killings of wolves that wander out of Denali National Park in Alaska.
While national parks often seem extremely user-friendly, having a guide to help figure out what to do and where to go is always helpful. And if you have a young family, a new guide can help you get more out of a trip to Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
The National Park Service recently released a prospectus soliciting proposals for concession operations in Denali National Park and Preserve. Commercial operations required of a concessionaire in the Alaska park include transportation, retail sales, and campground management. The prospectus also authorizes, but does not require, the concessionaire to offer winter transportation, garage service, equipment rental, and ATMs.
The backlog in maintenance across the National Park System is approaching $11.5 billion and touches many areas of the visitor experience, from campgrounds and trails to visitor centers and roads and bridges, according to the National Park Service.