September 14, 2017
A look back at the summer that was, and ahead at the short fall season soon to come.
August 21, 2017
A change has come to Denali. Blueberries are ripe, darkness has returned in the evenings, the willow is turning golden yellow, and snow is falling on the ridgelines. Fall has arrived and winter is just around the corner.
August 10, 2017
Have you ever wondered what it means to be a backcountry ranger? Take a look inside a recent 3-day "backcountry operation" to understand what it means to live and work in the wilderness!
August 01, 2017
Packrafting is a fantastic way to explore the trail-less terrain of the Denali Wilderness. However, before you bomb the (very challenging) Eagle Gorge, or even take a Class II adventure down the Sanctuary River, the backcountry rangers at Denali have some tips we want you to keep in mind.
July 27, 2017
The first of the Leave No Trace Principles is to “Plan ahead and prepare.” Before arriving in Denali National Park for your trip, you will likely look at maps, pore over the unit descriptions, or make lists of the gear you will need to pack. Remember that choosing compatible backcountry partners is another key component of preparedness.
July 19, 2017
Hiking off trail is not for everyone, and neither is the opera. Yet we as a society have chosen to build opera houses and support the arts because we have decided it is valuable. So too have we valued the opportunity to hike unhindered through trail-less terrain by protecting vast areas of trail-less public land, like most of Denali.
July 03, 2017
A quick update on general backcountry conditions in early July.
June 08, 2017
Backpacking is different without a trail system to guide your way. Even experienced backcountry travelers will find navigation more difficult here than in the lower-48. Denali's rangers have some tips, though, for how to approach this tricky topic.
May 26, 2017
Backpacking in Denali is inspirational, refreshing, and challenging. With more than 6-million acres of mostly trail-less terrain, there are a lifetime of adventures waiting for everyone in Denali. Sometimes figuring out where to start and what to expect can be overwhelming. We’re here to help.
May 15, 2017
The first post in our new blog series gives a bit of background on backpacking in Denali, and a look at current conditions for backcountry travel. Spring is a short season in Denali, and May is a slightly complicated time to visit, with certain key dates important to know for accessing the more remote parts of the Denali Park Road.