Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Day Trip to Eielson Visitor Center

Our bus ride today took us to Eielson Visitor Center where we did not get a view of Denali.  The weather here has not been that great and it is probably unlikely we will see the mountain while we’re in the park.  We are so glad that we had so many wonderful views of it from other locations in our travels in Alaska.  Shortly after getting started on the trip a grizzly bear was spotted, but it remained more or less in hiding.


Someone at the bus stop told us about caribou antlers in a field, the remains of a wolf kill.  They had seen a grizzly working on the carcass yesterday.


We had an unusual sighting today as several dall sheep were very close to the road.  Here are a couple of photos of them.



Here are a couple of photos of a huge bull moose grazing in the field above the road.



Further down the road, this red fox was lying along the side of the road.  It sat there for quite a while, then quickly ran off.


We saw numerous caribou again today and this one had a very large rack.


As we got closer to our campground, someone spotted a grizzly bear across the Teklanika River.  It never really came out of the brush to get a good photo though.  That’s it for today.

1 comment:

Sharon Del Rosario said...

Wonderful pictures! Even though you didn't get a view of the Mountain, you got some great ones of wildlife.