June 06, 2004

A caribou! Or is it just a rock?

The New York Times has a new travel article about Denali National Park. They seem to have covered all the mandatory elements:

Our bus, to Eielson Visitor Center and back, a 10-hour round trip, covering about 130 miles, left promptly at 9:30. The driver asked us to call out if we saw any animals, but cautioned us that the day before, he had seen only two caribou on an entire trip.

This didn't so much diminish expectations as heighten desperation among the passengers who, bearing cameras and binoculars, craved any kind of sighting. And so, when a passenger spotted a distant speck on a ledge near the Savage River, about 20 minutes into our journey, and identified it as a caribou, everyone else, led by Jack and Peter, pressed onto that side of the bus for a glimpse.

Ha! It seems nothing has changed since I spent a few summers working at Lynx Creek Pizza in Denali. The caribou are still there, and the tourists are still just as desperate to see them.

Posted by Carey at June 6, 2004 08:25 AM

Is there lynx meat in that there pizza?

Posted by: Heidi at June 6, 2004 09:28 AM

No. Carribou.

Posted by: Brian at June 10, 2004 09:17 AM