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Proposed Increase of Mount McKinley Climbing Fee from $200 to $500

Denali National Park is considering increasing the Mount McKinley climbing fee from $200 to $500. Like this:Like Loading…

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Running the 92 Mile Long Denali Park Road

Bill Vondermehden wants to be the first to run the 92-mile Denali Park Road non-stop. Rangers report no record of anybody even thinking about doing that. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount McKinley Was Not Included in Original Denali National Park Boundaries

A history of Alaska tourism notes that when Denali National Park was established in 1917 it didn’t even include Mount McKinley. Like this:Like Loading…

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Tea Party Candidate Wants State Ownership of Denali

Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Alaska wants the state to own Denali. Like this:Like Loading…

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Sarah Palin Might Be Right: Kodiak Is Bigger Than Hawaii Island (in terms of coastline)

The Anchorage Daily News has an amusing tale of determining the U.S. largest island — Kodiak Island or the Island Of Hawaii. The debate was spurred by Sarah Palin’s calling Kodiak the biggest. The News concluded that Hawaii is the … Continue reading

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No Charges Against Backpacker Who Shot Grizzly With Handgun in Denali National Park

The National Park Service has decided not to charge a hiker in the case of the shooting of a Grizzly in Denali National Park The backpacker shot and killed a grizzly bear with a handgun in Denali National Park in … Continue reading

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Controversy Over Sarah Palin’s “Ascent” of Denali

Sarah Palin’s tweet that she was going to climb ‘Sweettooth’ has stirred controversy over whether the sliver of Denali she said she was climbing even exists. Theres a Sugartooth which is rated between 5.6 — available hand and footholds, accessible … Continue reading

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Denali National Park Studying Impact of Feces on Kahiltna Glacier

The National Park service is studying the impact of the long term depositing of feces on the Kahiltna Glacier. Since 2006 (optionally at 2000) Denali had been using “Clean Mountain Cans,” which serve as ultra-portable, snap-shut toilets, strapped to climbers’ … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin Reported “Hiking Mount McKinley” at Sweettooth as Bristol and Levi Announce Engagement

It’s amazing what you learn when you pick up the tabloids. In coverage of the Bristol Palin-Levi Johnston romance is a report that “Sarah Palin was reportedly hiking Mount McKinley (elevation: 20,320 feet)” Sarah of course may find that “hike” … Continue reading

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Army Called to Rescue Mount McKinley Who Was Acting Too Erratically for the Park Service

Two Fort Wainwright army helicopters were called to rescue a mountaineer on a guided Denali Climber who was acting “eratically.” The Park Service helicopter normally used in rescues was deemed unsafe for such a situation. The Park Service reported they … Continue reading

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