September 19th, 2006:


Day 10 – Today we’ve travelled to the Denali Lodge and gone on a tour 20 miles or so into the National Park. We managed to get a sight of Mount McKinley or as the natives call it, Denali – The Great One. It’s the highest mountain in North America and apparently the largest in the world by volume. The park was really nice and scenic but wildlife was thin on the ground. Apparently we missed a wolf sighting by a few minutes.

The big news though is the aurora we saw last night – it was breathtaking and a true spectacle. We were out with the camera from around 10pm last night till 1.30am but every minute was worth it. I reckon we’ve got some brilliant shots.

Only negative of the day was a corrupt memory card causing me to lose our photos from the train ride up until we got to the dog sled camp. Oh well, but the light show certainly made up for that.