Spring Road Opening
Spring Road Opening (SRO) Update for: April 17, 2014
Aufeis Depths: Ice lens on 60% + of the road surface deep in the park
Equipment Status: All up and running. We will be taking the rotary snow blower out to Igloo Forest today.
Notes/Observations/Comments: Crews are now spending the night at Toklat for the duration of their hitch. A special thanks to B&U for getting the water up and running so quickly. As the weather continues to warm and the road has a chance to dry out we will let you know. It is likely the road will be ready for public traffic to Teklanika by tomorrow (4/18).
Did You Know?
Nearly 500 vegetation plots have been installed in Denali, to monitor climate change. Warmer temperatures allow woody plants to grow at higher elevations, invading the fragile and unique plants already in high alpine tundra - and threatening the animals that depend on those specialized plants.