Denali National Park - Journey into the Alaskan Wilderness
Take the Bluebird into the Wilderness
Flora and Fauna - The Big 5
The bus ride on the Bluebird was long, but we were rewarded with sightings of 4 of the “Big 5″ – caribou, bear, dall sheep and moose along the way. I didn’t take any pictures of the dall sheep – they looked like a few white dots on the mountains to me, even with the telephoto lens! The elusive fifth is the wolf – but that is a very rare sight jndeed.
What I’m Reading
My reading material for this section of the journey was maybe a bad choice – “Alaska Bound – One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare, by Tammy Jones – www.AlaskaBoundTammyJones.com. It is a true story about building a log cabin in the Alaskan wilderness.
Intense cold, dark, icy water and bears all feature in it. As we approach the wilderness, it is giving me some anxiety about what lies ahead – especially as it is a true story!
Our lodgings were very basic indeed, but then, this is the wilderness. We were advised that a key would be superfluous here – I could see what they meant …