I've been playing hooky, off to my mountain hide-a-way where I am off the grid. I'll try to finish with the Alaska photos before I return to my hermit life. It's amazing how long it is taking me to finish a one week trip!
Our scheduled full day at Denali was another gray day. Since there was no chance of seeing "The Mountain", we elected to go on a Tundra walk.
This is an amazing ecosystem, very different from anything I see in California although it does remind me of bogs I have visited in Maine. There is a great variety of low growing plants. We saw a variety of fungi.
There were mosses and lichen which provide sustenance for the caribou in the winter.
The tundra has a springy feel when you walk on it, rather like walking on a mattress.
There is a great variety of berries, these low cranberries were not yet ripe but blueberries were abundant and we picked and ate them as we walked along.
The miniature dogwood I have seen in Washington but not in California.