Friday, July 22, 2011

Denali Grizzlies

Wednesday, July 20

Along the way to the Eielson Visitor Center we saw 5 different grizzlies. One of them delayed our bus for about half an hour. We caught up to him near the Toklat River crossing as he was ambling along the road. It's park policy to not disturb them by trying to pass or force them off the road, so our bus an another one played leapfrog for a while giving everyone a chance to take photos.

He finally shuffled off to the side of the road, where those of us on the left side of he bus were able to take more pictures.

On the way back from Eielson we saw another down by the river.

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Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

A great opportunity to see these amazing creatures.

Sondra said...

just catching up on your Denali posts. So awesome you got to see the MT. it was totally fogged in on the 2 days we stayed in the park..We tent camped at Wonderlake and knew that Denali sits in splendor behind the lake but we never saw it!! Grr Great wildlife sigithing you guys had and I know you did enjoy visitin with your friends!!

Travels with Emma said...

Lucky you for getting such nice views of the grizzlies.

Rick said...

That's about as close as I'd want to get to a Grizzly Bear - glad you were in a big bus.