"Denali's forests" Top 5 Page for this destination Denali National Park and Preserve Things to Do Tip by mrclay2000

  dense spruce forests in #27, Sanctuary River
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Denali is mainly a wide-open area where wildlife viewing is essentially unobstructed. Most of its rivers -- the most common thoroughfares for wildlife traffic -- are open spectacles albeit thousands of feet away in places. On the other hand there are several sections where the trees have full reign, and only the intrepid will venture more than a mile into these dense recesses. Moose and caribou calves -- or what is left of them -- will often be discovered by hikers into the brush, so make plenty of noise when venturing into the forests. Sections 1 and 16 on the eastern flank near the entrance are considerably dense, while the contiguous sections 26-28 are notorious stands of endless spruce. If dense forests are your target, Denali is certainly equipped to satisfy.

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  • Written Aug 19, 2003
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