Here are some photos that I took over the past month in Denali. The first few are from May when this park was still very much a wintery wonderland. But, just in the last couple of weeks, summer has decided to show up, and now I am very happy to have sunshine and greenery. If you've never visited Denali National Park in the summer, you're really missing out! This might be one of the most beautiful places I've ever been lucky enough to live.
|Toklat River in May. I live in a cabin on the Toklat, just behind where I stood to take this picture.|
|Ranger Emily and I ride our bikes on the park road sometimes after work. On this particular day in May, I think I got some mild frostnip on my fingers and toes - not fun.|
|Here are some of my co-workers (all are really awesome people!) taking a nap on the tundra on a Mother's Day hike. Tina (farthest left) is the only mother in this picture.|
|Here's our view from the historic ranger station at Wonder Lake. Yes, this is one of my offices. This is where I come when I do the Kantishna experience programs. I was blessed with this beautiful day on my very first program!|
|On June 8, my good friend from Loyola, Meghan, got married in Florida. Meghan's mom made her dress, and she looked beautiful! It was my first time being a bridesmaid. Here I am with the Loyola gang - from left - Isabel, Erin, Meghan, me, and Kevin.|
|Good old friends hanging out after the wedding|
|Here's me leading a guided hike on the Alpine trail next to Eielson visitor center. That's McKinley on the left.|