June 27, 2009 – The Taiga and Horseshoe Lake Trails in Denali

This morning we decided to take a ranger led hike to Horseshoe Lake.    We first went on the Taiga (or Boreal) Forest Trail and she explained how plants and animals (including humans) can and have survived in this type of environment.

Here is the trail: 

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And the Aspens:

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And all the wildflowers – oh my!

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And this little one checking us out – :-):

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Our first view of Horseshoe Lake:

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The lake and the Beaver Dam:

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And our busy Beaver:

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What a great hike.

It rained off and on in the afternoon so we made some phone calls and then finished the evening with another great campfire…

Tomorrow we are off to our next adventure.

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