Kennels Patrol Map
The map below tracks, in real time, the patrols of the Denali sled dogs. Points remain on the map for a week or so, allowing you to get an idea of the routes taken by the dogs.
Sled dogs patrol the Wilderness areas of Denali -- the part of the park where no motorized vehicles may go. Patrols serve multiple purposes - they establish recreational trails for park visitors to ski, skijor or mush along; they maintain a ranger presence in the backcountry of the park in winter; and they often have specific goals, like hauling equipment to a remote science / research station in the park, or removing human-made debris and garbage left over from the earlier days of the park, when there were fewer concerns about occasional junk washing down a river from the Denali Park Road.
Denali Sled Dogs
Track the movements of the Denali sled dogs in winter as they patrol the wilderness of the park.
Did You Know?
Warmer temperatures have led to dramatic thawing of permafrost. Thaw releases carbon, as once-frozen materials decompose, but allows increased plant growth. Researchers in Denali are studying whether thawing permafrost will increase or decrease world-wide carbon emissions.