Denali National Park is one of the wildest places we've ever backpacked.  We backpacked for several days in the Polychrome Basin area.  At higher elevation and with sparse tall vegetation, it provided breathtaking panoramic vistas of mountains, rivers, and sky, and, importantly, of grizzly bears before we hiked too close to them.

Polychrome Basin, Denali National Park and Preserve

        

                                                                              Denali caribou                                                                               Breakfast over the Toklat River

        

                                                           Numbing-cold glacier water crossing, Toklat River                                     Denali lupines

      

Toklat River Valley                                                                   Wet and happy backpackers!

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