Denali National Park - Mountains, Fields & Blue Sky in Grid 6
During our trip to Alaska, my buddy and I made a visit to Denali National Park. We spent some time in the backcountry where their are no trails and no man made markers of any kind. We had a map and a compass to navigate where we wanted to go. I must say hiking in Denali National Park was some of the hardest hiking I have ever done in my life! I always knew that trails made it easier but I never realized just how much easier! I am so thankful for people who work and volunteer to maintain trails in all our parks! That said, I'm also very thankful for the remoteness and untouched land in Denali National Park, Alaska. It has a different feel and honestly made me appreciate what we do have. Backpacking in Alaska made me realize a few things: 1) Things will simply take as long as they take and you can't rush them. 2) I appreciate civilization more and I understand why people "settle down". You don't want to be bushwhacking your whole life!