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Old 07-02-2011, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Okay gottcha! So that would be pretty cool to get the day pass!
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Old 07-03-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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Okay gottcha! So that would be pretty cool to get the day pass!
I don't know because it will be harsh on your auto driving all the way inside Denali National Park into Wonder Lake. When I drove my auto to Cold Foot on Dalton Highway when I came back to Florida. I had to get new tires, alignment, and two new rems.
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Old 07-10-2011, 06:05 AM
 
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Neat! Any particular reason it's closed to the public?

Past mile 13 (Savage river Check station) the road is closed to the public for a few reasons.

1) It is only paved to Mile 13, after that it's gravel. Limiting traffic reduces wear and tear on the road.

2) The road can be pretty gnarly in places and it limits the number of accidents/mishaps.

3) Limiting access keeps Denali from being tuned into a Yellowstone with all the problems associated with it. I.E. traffic jams, lots of litter, minimizing the negative impact on wildlife and the terrain

Nikki
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Old 07-10-2011, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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Driving into Denali National Park on the 13 mile road to Savage River. Done it many times. Savage River does have nice hiking trail with bridge. I noticed that on the Car Radio could only pick up very week two stations from Fairbanks, Alaska on the AM Band. What I did was drive to Denali Subway and got foot long roast beef sub and then drove inside Denali National Park for Lunch Time. My Florida Car in Denali is the Ford Taurus on the right in the picture.

http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v4430/52/36/1311761048/n1311761048_419393_624093.jpg (broken link)
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Default OMG... I would love to win one :)

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Past mile 13 (Savage river Check station) the road is closed to the public for a few reasons.

1) It is only paved to Mile 13, after that it's gravel. Limiting traffic reduces wear and tear on the road.

2) The road can be pretty gnarly in places and it limits the number of accidents/mishaps.

3) Limiting access keeps Denali from being tuned into a Yellowstone with all the problems associated with it. I.E. traffic jams, lots of litter, minimizing the negative impact on wildlife and the terrain

Nikki
I'm all for this policy... Yellowstone can be a nightmare for sure!... what a shame you had to give up your pass... I would have loved the pictures too .. maybe next time hey?...
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Has anyone that applied for the 2011 Road Lottery received the 25$ charge on your credit card? I have not, but have heard some people have received the charge.
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Old 07-11-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Juneau
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Still waiting here.
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Old 07-11-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Homosassa, Florida
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I never fitted in with the National Park naturalists at Denali. The denali park service buildings are nice and worth the time to check around at Denali National Park. It was easy making friends back at Chalet Resort with co workers. I guess the naturalists was jealous because of Chalet Resort having high quality food service for it's employees...
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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The results are in! Posted on the Denali National Park website.
nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/road-lottery.htm
Neither of us were chosen.
If anyone cannot use their pass, PM me! We are interested in September 16 Friday.
Thanks and Congrats to those chosen !
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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I got Sunday the 18th....anyone have Friday that would like to trade?
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