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    Headed to Denali N.P. for the 4th weekend with the wife and our baby ... anyone have any good recommendations for 4-5 hr. dayhikes from any of the tour bus pullouts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chumstik View Post
    Headed to Denali N.P. for the 4th weekend with the wife and our baby ... anyone have any good recommendations for 4-5 hr. dayhikes from any of the tour bus pullouts?

    THANKS!
    You can hike the McKinely Bar Trail out by Wonder Lake but it kinda ends at McKinley River and isn't that difficult of a hike. Most of Denali is cross country hiking and some of the areas near the midway point of the Wonder Lake Tour at higher elevations offer some spectacular views and some places to get away from the road if you choose. Your bus driver or a Ranger may also be of some better assistance.

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    Check out Ike Waits's book on hiking in Denali. He has lots of good day trips. There are some nice short hikes you can take from the Polychrome Pass stop on the bus route. There is also a relatively new trail (an actual maintained trail, unusual in Denali) that leads from Eilson Visitors Center up onto Thorofare Ridge. It is a steep trail but relatively short.

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    I hear that the savage river area is a good place to lose yourself for 5 or 6 days...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    I hear that the savage river area is a good place to lose yourself for 5 or 6 days...
    Hahahahaha.
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    Hahahahaha.
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    Sorry, I've been away.
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