Denali Guide to Hiking Photography and Camping Ebook
Edition 4.1 Updated eBook Version
by Ike Waits
“Get off the bus!” Is my best advice for your visit to Denali. Based on over 30 years of experience in Denali, I explain how visitors of all ages and outdoor skill levels can use the park bus system for activities ranging from photography to picnics to multi-day backpack trips.
The Denali guide to Hiking, Photography, and Camping is a comprehensive guide for exploring Denali National Park, including techniques for hiking in Denali’s trailless wilderness that will build your confidence to hike without a trail. The guidebook also covers hiking in Denali State Park, Alaska.
Photographers will make great images using extensive tips on locations and techniques plus the hikes to popular photography destinations in the Denali guidebook.
Denali Hiking, Photography, Camping Guide includes:
- 50 dayhikes ranging from one to 8 hours in length, 25 rated as easy;
- 15 backpacking trips plus 42 dayhikes that can be extended to backpacks;
- 8 hikes near Wonder Lake;
- 8 hikes near the Park entrance;
- 3 Backpack trips are in nearby Denali State Park;
- Dayhikes for all abilities including walks to picnic or enjoy wildflowers;
- Detailed descriptions for each hike;
- Ideas for variations on many of the hikes;
- Comparison tables to quickly identify hikes for your ability and available time;
- Hike maps based on topographic maps;
- Name of USGS maps for each hike;
- Techniques for hiking in tundra and trailless conditions;
- 11 pages on tips for photographing Mt. McKinley, scenics and wildlife;
- Information about park campgrounds and bus system;
- Contacts for information and reservations
- How to get to the park from Anchorage and Fairbanks; and
- 250 color photos.
- Denali Park map
- Roade elevation profile (great reference for biking)
- Hot links to all hikes from hiking map
- “Thanks for the book. It is exactly what I’ve been looking for. I love the tips for taking pictures from the shuttle bus. “ —N. G.
- “My wife and I are coming to Alaska in June and we have been reading your book and enjoying it. It has the most information on photographing in Denali that we have been able to find.” —B. W.
- “Thanks for the advice (via email). It will be very helpful for me.” —Arne K. ( Germany)
- “Thank you, Ike, for the book. It arrived yesterday and I read through most of it already. Excellent book.” —Uwe H. (Canada)
- “I’m glad that I found your book. I won’t feel like I’m going into the park blind. : )” —Diana
- “Your book really is great. The best book I have seen on Denali”—P. G.
- “We took your advice about leaving the bus… Thursday and Friday we took the shuttles to Toklat and Eielson. The weather wasn’t what we wished, but we did hike on Thursday from Toklat. “ —John R. (Texas)
- “Ike this is incredibly helpful, thank you so much. I feel much better prepared now to have the adventure of a lifetime!” —Mike D. (Massachusetts)
- “…your description of landmarks is very clear and easy to follow.” —D. W.
- “I have just read through your wonderful Denali guide book and I found it very useful. I am in the early stages of planning a trip to Denali and your book has helped me a lot.” —J. F.
- “I was very happy to receive your Denali guidebook… Congratulations on a great book.” —Milan R (Hawaii)
- This is a great guide for someone new to the area, or (who) just has a little time.” —D. K.
- “I waited till late in the day to do Horseshoe Lake Trail as you suggested. On one side of the lake was a moose cow and two calves….Thanks for suggesting the timing (in the book).” —Dave A.
- “Thank you so much for the email. We are enjoying your book and it is turning out to be a great resource.” —Scott E. (Florida)
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