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Monday, July 16, 2012

Nabesna Road

The Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve encompasses 13.2 million acres of some of the most dramatic mountainous wilderness in the world.  There are really only two public access roads that enter the edge of this large area, the Nabesna Road into the northwest corner and the McCarthy-Kennicott Road into the southwest corner.  We first spent two days exploring along the Nabesna Road.

A light overnight snow blanketed the peaks with a fresh covering.

Bob and Di at one of the stream crossings

More scenery

Two small (and muddy) Jeeps in a very large national park

Cotton Grass

Prime Dall Sheep territory

This is the first group of sheep we spotted, but a fair distance away.

This group was much larger, but even further away.

At the end of the "maintained" road was a small community of cabins.

They even have their own dirt airstrip and spectacular scenery

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