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50 years ago this week, an intense wind and rain storm blew across interior Alaska, causing floods in Fairbanks and road washouts in Mount McKinley National Park – and engulfing a twelve-man climbing expedition on Denali. Five of the climbers had descended to a lower camp and survived the storm; the other seven men perished high on the mountain*. The causes of their deaths remain a source of controversy, and several books have been written that explore the differing views. Internal conflicts among the climbers (two separate expeditions who were required to join forces by NPS regulations on group size), poor radio communications, and delayed rescue efforts have all been implicated. Virtually all sides agree that the climbers were in a place of extreme exposure as a "storm of the century" besieged the mountain.
The tragedy of the Wilcox-McKinley Expedition led the park to modify climbing protocols, including requiring parties to register in advance and document their mountaineering experience and readiness, to carry two-way radios, and to contact park officials when the climb was over as soon as possible.

To learn more about Denali’s mountaineering program, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/mountaineering.htm.

From the museum collection, DENA 13611, group picture of 11 out of 12 men. From left to right: Howard Snyder, Joe Wilcox, Dennis Luchterhand*, Mark McLaughlin*, Paul Schlichter, Jerry Clark*, Jerry Lewis, Hank Janes*, Anshel Schiff, Steve Taylor*, and Walt Taylor*. (Not Pictured John Russell*).
#Denali100 #DenaliNPS #Alaska #DenaliMountaineering #Mountaineering

I had this idea to walk a marathon.... start at polychrome overlook and end at savage river check station... which is equivalent to 30.4 miles so we had 4 miles we could catch a bus on if we wanted.... well this is a stretch break after mile 3..... and yes we finished! @klichneckert @hms907 #marathon #denali #denali100 #exploremore #alaska

"John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you'll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there's a lot of truth to that." - Tom Bodett | Mt Denali | Yes I've used this quote before but it is too accurate

High of the trip = Discovery hike in Denali led by @denalinps Ranger Dexter. There are plenty of great park rangers across the country, but he shared so much more than just a hike with us. I'm more grateful than ever for our public lands and the public servants who protect them by standing up for equity, inclusion and responsible climate policies. #Denali100 #findyourpark #climatechange

Meet my new friend, DISCO! @ralphie_thecow must be jealous #alaska #sleddogs #denali100 #denalinationalpark #traveltuesdays

Dressed the part to stalk reindeer in Denali national park. .
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#denali100 #reindeer #methmanufacturing

Happy 100th birthday, @denalinps. A beautiful park and imposing mountain. #Denali100 #FindYourPark

You're never too old or too young to protect the world around you. #juniorranger #Denali100

Unit 31: Polychrome #denali100

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Day 1 of our Alaskan wilderness exploration. Hiking the Savage Alpine Trail which starts near Mile 15 in #DenaliNationalPark.
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#alaska #nationalpark #denali #savagealpinetrail #explore #hike #49thstate #wilderness #rainforest #nationalparkpassport #denali100 #wildlife #articsquirrel #alaskansquirrel

MaMa Bear & Cubs (safely behind her) eagerly wait on the hillside for the large male bear who chased them away from their caribou meal, to leave, so they can return and finish eating. Incredible to watch all of this unfold!
#denali100 #denalinps #bearsofinstagram #alaska #mamabear #wildlife #naturephotography #nature #bear #animals #animalsofinstagram #grizzly #grizzlybear

This is as far as the road goes in #Denali! This also signifies the end of my #Alaskan journey. #Alaska has exceeded my expectations and #fedmysoul far more than expected! 🙂 More pics over time.
#endoftheroad #denali100 #denalinps #whataride #goodforthesoul #iwillreturn #bucketlist

I spent a lot of time today reflecting and thought that considering I'm in Alaska, this Christopher McCandless quote is perfect right now. It's a long one, but one of my favorites, and absolutely worth the read.


"So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun."


Do you guys agree with this quote? What do you think of it?





#christophermccandless #denalinps #denali #alaska #intothewild #denali100 #lovedailydose #momentslikethese #exploremore #liveunscripted #huffpostgram #pursuepretty #liveauthentic #brilliantmoments #inspirationalquote #bestvacations #womenwhoexplore #wearetravelgirls #thetravelwomen #dametraveler #travelstoke #travelawesome #mytinyatlas #letsgoeverywhere #timeoutsociety #chooseadventure #wander #globetrotter #wanderlust #sheisnotlost

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more" #alaska #denalinationalpark #denali100 #findyourpark #denali #nature

Another roadside favorite..... dare I say it's truffula trees #thelorax #denali #denali100 #denalinationalpark #walkamarathon #getoutside #alaska #walkathon

50 years ago this week, an intense wind and rain storm blew across interior Alaska, causing floods in Fairbanks and road washouts in Mount McKinley National Park – and engulfing a twelve-man climbing expedition on Denali. Five of the climbers had descended to a lower camp and survived the storm; the other seven men perished high on the mountain*. The causes of their deaths remain a source of controversy, and several books have been written that explore the differing views. Internal conflicts among the climbers (two separate expeditions who were required to join forces by NPS regulations on group size), poor radio communications, and delayed rescue efforts have all been implicated. Virtually all sides agree that the climbers were in a place of extreme exposure as a "storm of the century" besieged the mountain.
The tragedy of the Wilcox-McKinley Expedition led the park to modify climbing protocols, including requiring parties to register in advance and document their mountaineering experience and readiness, to carry two-way radios, and to contact park officials when the climb was over as soon as possible.

To learn more about Denali’s mountaineering program, please visit: https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/mountaineering.htm.

From the museum collection, DENA 13611, group picture of 11 out of 12 men. From left to right: Howard Snyder, Joe Wilcox, Dennis Luchterhand*, Mark McLaughlin*, Paul Schlichter, Jerry Clark*, Jerry Lewis, Hank Janes*, Anshel Schiff, Steve Taylor*, and Walt Taylor*. (Not Pictured John Russell*).
#Denali100 #DenaliNPS #Alaska #DenaliMountaineering #Mountaineering

"John Muir, the famous naturalist, wrote in his journal that you should never go to Alaska as a young man because you'll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live. And there's a lot of truth to that." - Tom Bodett | Mt Denali | Yes I've used this quote before but it is too accurate

I even bought a souvenir because I never want to forget this place 🏔 #denali100 #denalinps #nps #naturelovers #natureporn #findyourdenali

Dressed the part to stalk reindeer in Denali national park. .
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#denali100 #reindeer #methmanufacturing

Riley Creek and the Alaska Railroad

Unit 31: Polychrome #denali100

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