On our second day at Denali National Park, we decided to tackle the challenging Mount Healy Trail. This is my second time on Mount Healy, one of the highest mountains in the park. It is spectacular but high challenging due to the sharp ascent. It is however worth every exhausted muscle and sore knee. After weeks of rain, the skies cleared showing Denali in all of its splendor .
The trail is not a loop so you come down the same way as you came. This is moose and bear country so many people carry Bear spray. You start in a lovely Spruce forest and then start the arduous climb. Once on top, we hiked a couple miles around the ridge line with even higher peaks. It is really something to look over much of the park.
After the hike, we returned to our hotel pretty beat. However, we went out for dinner at The 49th State, a local favorite with hearty dishes and a long list of Alaskan beers.
We then went back to the hotel room stuffed but content with another incredible day in Alaska.