Expedition Team:  Dave Miller, Rosie Miller                                                                                    Expedition Date:  July 4, 2018

We left the charming town of Talkeetna, a former mining and trapping outpost, and drove 124 miles to the Denali National Park entrance.  Today was the first of three days at Denali National Park.  The park is over 6 million acres, larger than the state of Massachusetts.  We were told we would only see Mt. Denali one out of five days due to clouds or rain.  Incredibly, we saw the 20,310 foot majestic mountain four out of five days and had 60 to 68 degree weather each day except one.

We hiked two small trails in the late morning then checked into the Denali Perch Resort for lunch before we tackled the 4.3 mile Mt. Healy Overlook Trail in the afternoon.   We had a small A-Frame cabin complete with a bed in the loft (Photo#3-#4).  That evening we ate at the resorts tree top level restaurant called “The Perch” that had a beautiful overlook.  Rosie had salmon and salad while I tried the reindeer stew and salmon.  How many poor reindeers did I eat on this trip?  Afterwards, outside on the porch I shared a biscuit with a hungry ground squirrel.

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