Documenting my trips to view bears in North America.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Denali National Park, late August 2015
Denali National Park consists of six million acres of wilderness, yet is accessible from Alaska's road system and popular with tourists. I spent three nights at Teklanika camp ground, riding the park buses to view wildlife. I was particularly grateful to see a wolf: sightings are now rare, owing to a dramatic population decline in the past five years. This can be attributed to hunting on the Park boundaries in State,as opposed to Federal, land. The wolf pictured below has a radio collar, as do all the pack leaders in Denali, so they can be tacked for research purposes, but in spring 2015 only 48 wolves survived in the entire park.