Fall colors in Denali National Park.
On Saturday, September, 5 my wife and kids decided to take a 6 hour bus ride into the park and I set my sights on a solo backcountry adventure to climb Mount Margaret. The route commenced by running up Savage River.
I picked my way up this valley and onto the ridge.
3,000 feet later I was standing on top of Primrose Ridge.
Mount Margaret (5,059 ft.) can be seen way off in the distance. I thoroughly enjoyed the run along Primrose Ridge to the summit.
I ran into a Ewe (female sheep) and her lamb. They were very friendly and didn't seem concerned with me at all. I just kept walking closer and closer thinking that at some point they would either run or mama would charge me. Luckily, they were intent on eating and basking in the Alaskan sunlight. I didn't mind because I got several quintessential photos of the sheep with Mt. McKinley as the backdrop. Wow!