Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Denali National Park, Alaska: Teklanika River

The Teklanika River comes out of the mountains and eventually flows into the Tanana River, which in turn winds up connecting to the Yukon River. I would bet water levels could be very high after a snowy winter when the precipitation melts in the spring. Our visit in June saw the river much more dry than we might have expected.

According to Wikipedia, the Teklanika is mentioned as "the Rubicon" in the book, "Into the Wild." That's a story that is definitely worth your time. 

Most visitors see the river about 30 miles on the road from the Visitors Center at the entrance to the bank. It's also known as the first bathroom stop, so it is of good-sized importance to many. The area doubles as a good location to take photographs.

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