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Sunday, July 12, 2015, Denali National Park, AK - 40.2 Miles Today, 5251.9 Miles for the Trip

Happy Birthday Don!

We are in the park, settled into the Teklanika Campground. I'm in site 40, Don, Anne & Nancy are in 37. As I expected, no cell phones, no internet, in fact no FM radio, or XM radio. A few fuzzy stations on AM, but that is it for the outside world. Nice and quiet at the campground. There are limited generator hours so it should be relaxing. Don & Anne set out the portable solar panel & even in the clouds I'm getting around 3.5 amps on the Escape's 195 Watts of panels. While I won't be able to post these until after we leave, I will do the daily updates, hopefully during the day so I can take advantage of the solar panels.

On the way into the park we stopped first to register for the campsites (I paid for them back in December - good thing since all the campgrounds in the park are full). After that it was a relatively smooth drive for the first 15 miles to the ranger station. There they check that you have a pass for the campground, give you instructions for both the campground & driving on the gravel section of the road, and sent us on our way. While there are 14 miles of gravel road, for the most part it is smooth. A bit dusty, but not too washboarded. Someone coming the other way pointed out a moose in the woods. I stopped & took a few photos, and while waiting for Don to catch up after getting his instructions from the ranger, the moose came out on the road. We all got some photos.

A Seagull
The View at the Start of the Gravel Road
Along the Way
Here's Looking at You!
And More Moose
Don & Anne's (Site 37)
My Site (40)

Dinner will be a chicken thing made by Anne.

Until the next internet connection -

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