Day 6 on the Savage Alpine Trail

We spent much of our sixth day in the Denali National Park where we saw a huge elk with magnificent antlers and a mother moose with their calf at a lovely lake. We decided to tackle the Savage Alpine Trail which is a strenuous and demanding trail up a steep mountain overlooking the Savage River. While challenging, it was breathtaking.

We parked our car at the Mountain Vista site and climbed the trail through forest and then tundra. You ascend to the mountain top and walk along the crest on rock scrambles. One stretch is probably not for those who fear heights. It is extremely windy and at times a narrow trail. Prairie dogs are everywhere and show no fear of humans. The expansive views, including Denali itself, are truly inspiring.

The day was exhausting but exhilarating. Tomorrow we drive to Whittier where we will be kayaking.

8 thoughts on “Day 6 on the Savage Alpine Trail”

  1. I wish I was with one Jonathan Turley – Love reading and dreaming anyway

  2. I considered that trail in 2002 when we visited but backed out like a coward.

  3. Jeffrey Epstein is dead. Do not watch tv today. All they show is the face of this ugly dork. They say he hung himself. Tank Dog. Dog spulled backwards is God. I went on-line to the Pearly website. Jeffrey already had his interview and he was sent to Hell in a hand basket. There he will be wee wee ed on for a year. Then burned at private parts. Do not pray for him. It is too late. He is in Hell. Ring your bell.

    1. Not sure what the purpose of a “suicide watch” is in the Epstein case. I had thought it was actually to prevent suicidal inmates from doing themselves in.
      A lot of secrets may have died with him, and the administrators and officers of the facility where he killed himself will have some explaining to do.

  4. When the word “savage” is employed there is a reference to native american Indians. I think it a bit white nationalist to deplore them. It is in one respect a respect for toughness when tough is needed. But a “savage trail” can become tearful. And a bad time for Indians can become a trail of tears. Cheers big ears. But I ma sceptical about all this reference to white nationalist. White guy can’t be for America. Maybe when one says “America First” one is chanting at the World Cup for the America team. Make America Great gets deplored by those who think the speaker is a white nationalist. MLK said Make America Great once. JFK spoke with a Bronx accent, not a Boston one. “My bruder Bobbbee” is a Bronx accent. Yet he held himself up high. Trump is a Yorkie. JFK was a Yorkie. Both a bit dorkie but both had some good points. Both married good looking women. Both might have cheated thereafter. Watch out for the cheater. Make way for the good hearted clown. It is Saturday in America. I am going out on the donkey trail on my Missouri mule.

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