Day 38 (July 28) – Teklanika Campground to Denali Park Village (Karma Ridge)

Our camping trip in the park came to an end this day. We packed up our camp and loaded the van and headed back out the park road. Of course this was the day that the entire mountain was visible. Happily there were a few distant views from the road on the way out. We ended our visit with a short hike along the Savage River then returned to Rob and Kimber’s house.

Denali View east of the Teklanika.

Denali View east of the Teklanika.

Last look at Denali

Last look at Denali

Kimber and Nancy on the Savage River Trail

Kimber and Nancy on the Savage River Trail. This is the furthest point along the park road  that private vehicles are allowed unless camping at Teklanika or having been able to obtain special permission.

Baby Ptarmigan along the trail.

Baby Ptarmigan along the trail.

Mother Ptarmigan watching over her young one.

Mother Ptarmigan watching over her young one.

Hiking  along the Savage River

Hiking along the Savage River

Savage River

Savage River

Arctic Ground Squirrel

Arctic Ground Squirrel

The bridge marks the turn around point. The trail goes up one side of the river and returns on the other.

The bridge marks the turn around point. The trail goes up one side of the river and returns on the other.

Rob, Kimber Nancy and Don along the Savage River.

Rob, Kimber Nancy and Don along the Savage River.