I spent the past 5 days in Denali National Park. Over 6 MILLION acres of wilderness. It’s really an incredible place and SO diverse. Three of the five days were spent at the Kantishna Roadhouse with a group of 8 photographers who were participating in my Alaska Photo Treks — Denali Photography Workshop. On our 92-mile, 6+ hour bus ride along the entire park road to get to the Kantishna Roadhouse, we saw many caribou and grizzly bears, but no sheep (the bus driver told us to look for “tic-tacs” on the mountains) and no moose. The weather on the way in was very good for Denali in the Fall. We were VERY fortunate that we had the mountain (Denali) out one evening and one morning. Much of the other time, the sky was cloudy and some rain. Weather is always an iffy thing here in Alaska. We have a saying here, similar to some other places that often have inclement weather: “Don’t change your plans, just change your clothes.” As you can see below we were VERY fortunate when we saw a lone bull caribou walking along a ridge line at Wonder Lake when the mountain was partially out. We watched him from afar for 30 or more minutes as he rambled around before he struck the perfect pose at the perfect spot. Viewing wildlife is also a very iffy thing. One minute you see them, the next you don’t. Catch and catch can. I really enjoy these workshops that show off our beautiful State. I had participants from Switzerland, Iowa, California, Unalakleet, and Anchorage.