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  Hiking in the Kantishna hills, Denali, AK
by karenincalifornia

On our second full day in Denali, our guide, Kyra from Australia, a staffer at Denali Backcountry Lodge, took us on a hike through the tundra up to the top of a 3,000 peak or dome in the Kantishna area. The views were stunning, and we learned a lot from Kyra, who was very knowledgable about the vegetation, wildllife, geology and goldmining history. Not only was she a fountain of knowledge, she coaches a freestyle Olympic bound ski team for 8 - 13 year old girls in the winter. On top of that, she had the most delightful personality! We had a wonderful time, Kyra from Australia!!

Directions: This particular hike was just to the north of Denali Backcountry Lodge. This picture shows the view looking south towards Mt. McKinley (not visible on this particular day) and the Kanishna valley.

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 23, 2006
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