Chapter 4: Camping in the Backcountry

Denali National Park & Preserve


At the end of a long day, look for an appropriate site to camp for the night ... “It’s like you kissed the land that night, and then you’re on your way.” Key concepts: • Look for good visibility • Seek out a hard durable surface • Site must be out of view of the park road • Observe the golden triangle, 100 yards in each direction for tents, cook site, bear can storage • While cooking, watch for wildlife • Clean up cook site. Pack out food and scraps. Disperse gray water widely. • Pack out all toilet paper • Challenge yourself to leave no trace