UNIT 65, 66, 67, 68
MOOSE-MCKINLEY/MCKINLEY-BIRCH/BIRCH-FORAKER PRESERVE/HERON-HIGHPOWER PRESERVE
Quota: No limit – but group size must be 6 or less
USGS Quad Maps: Mt McKinley maps - D5, D4, D3, D2, C6, C5, C4, C3, B6, B5, B4, B3
The interior of Alaska is frequently represented by pictures of high snow covered peaks, glaciers and alpine tundra. While there are huge areas of this type of terrain, the lowland Black Spruce forest, muskeg and lakes found in the northwest corner of the park are a far more common habitat. This flatland that makes up nearly ¼ of the parks acreage is crisscrossed by the large rivers that flow north from the Alaska Range and dotted with thousands of small lakes. Consequently the area is very wet with dense vegetation, tussocks, hummocks and other features that make it extremely difficult to traverse. Even the gravel bars of the major rivers do not provide good travel routes because they are also very brushy.