Alaska - Land of the Midnight Sun
Happy Summer Solstice from Denali! This time of year at the park, the sun barely sets. You can witness alpenglow and a sunset that lasts for what seems like an eternity. Sunset today is 12:21am, and the day length is 20 hours and 39 minutes. The northern sky glows orange even at the darkest hour of the 'night' (around 2:00am). Hikers and campers that stay out late are rewarded with the warm cast of orange, yellow, and red hues of light on the spectacular Denali scenery. These images were taken recently on the ridge crest north of Highway Pass, between Toklat and Eielson Visitor Center. NPS photos / Sierra Willoughby #summersolstice #findyourpark
Happy solstice everyone!
A cyclist rides the Denali Park Road on Monday in conditions that cooled considerably from blue skies and summer-like conditions over the weekend. But we’re not complaining. (NPS Photo by Claire Abendroth) #FindYourPark
Dall sheep prepare to cross Savage River Friday afternoon. (NPS Photo by Claire Abendroth)
Denali Kennels dogs and staff have been assisting park scientists in accessing monitoring stakes on the Traleika Glacier for the past several years. Traveling to these stakes by dog teams and skis saved a helicopter trip into wilderness. #findyourpark #findyourbark ~ KG