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    Denali

    National Park & Preserve Alaska

National Trails Day at Denali

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Date: May 31, 2011
Contact: Kris Fister, (907) 683-9583

The public is invited to hike the Triple Lakes Trail, one of Denali’s newest and most scenic trails on Saturday, June 4, as part of the park’s celebration of National Trails Day. This event is great for the entire family to get a first hand glimpse at how trails are built in a sub-arctic environment, and to experience a beautiful area of the park.

The trail crew will meet participants in the Denali Visitor Center parking lot at 8:45 a.m. Come prepared for a strenuous, six mile hike and be sure to bring water, lunch, some snacks, and rain gear.

The hike will go from the Denali Visitor Center to Riley Creek, and then to the ridge above the Triple Lakes. Trail crew members will provide information about the construction techniques employed in the building of the Triple Lakes Trail during the hike. Participants will have an opportunity to do some trail building, and enjoy lunch. The group will return to the visitor center by 4:00 p.m. The National Park Service will provide tools and safety equipment.
 
Join us in celebrating National Trails Day, and helping to provide additional access to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Additional park information is available on the web at www.nps.gov/dena or by calling (907) 683-9532 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. Stay connected with "DenaliNPS" on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, and iTunes – links to these social media sites are available at www.nps.gov/dena/connect.htm.

Did You Know?

snowy landscape and distant snow-covered mountain

Recent climate warming has affected Denali in ways that are readily apparent, such as reduced spring snowfall, earlier snowmelt, earlier green-up and thawing of permanent snowfields. Subarctic ecosystems, like Denali, are extremely sensitive to climate variability and change.