Denali National Park and Preserve

Denali National Park and Preserve

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Denali means a€œThe High Onea€ in Athabascan. Standing at 20, 237 feet, Denali is the tallest mountain in North America and has roughly 14, 000 feet of vertical relief from base camp to summita€”more even than Mount Everest. While native populations had lived within the boundaries of todaya€™s Denali National Park and Preserve for over 7, 000 years, white settlers only arrived en masse starting in the 1890s. When they did arrive, it was to chase after Denalia€™s abundant game supply and placer gold in the Kantishna mining area. Only a handful of renegades made attempts on the peak at the turn of the century. Setting off with two thermoses of hot chocolate and six donutsa€”and a 14-foot spruce pole to set on the summita€”the a€œSourdough Expeditiona€ reached the mountaina€™s north peak in 1910. Today, Denali draws over a thousand climbers each year, and the park provides a safe haven for wildlife and a beautiful natural playground for other backpackers and explorers.Snapshots from the Past: A Roadside History of Denali National Park and Preserve. ... Anchorage: Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service, 2006. ... Missoula, MT: Pictorial Histories Publishing Co., 2005. ... Alaska: A Climbing Guide.


Title:Denali National Park and Preserve
Author: Shelby Carpenter
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2014-05-26
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