The interior of Alaska is amazing. On the way to Denali National Park we encountered some interesting sights that require some explanation.
- The largest igloo was the brainchild of some guys with too much time on their hands. They build this as a stopover for tourists on their way to Denali. But they left out the fire escapes so it sits vacant since it couldn’t pass inspection.
- Hurricane Gulch is named so since the winds whip by so strongly that they are at hurricane speed (over 100 mph)
- The divide is the Continental Divide that separates how rivers flow; either west to the Pacific or east to the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. It stretches from Alaska to Argentina.
- The beautiful wild flowers are call fireweed and they caused my sinuses such despair that I missed the tour of Denali National Park. I guess I’ll just have to go back.
I did however have time to enjoy the great lodge in Denali. Hope you do as well.