Once we connected with the bus, we were set to begin our Kantishna excursion. We loaded up for the bus at the Denali Cabins, and then made a brief stop to pick up guests at the Railroad depot at the park entrance.
From that point we headed into the park. After the park ranger checked us thorough the park entrance the tour really began. Our bus driver started his narration by telling us some history about the park, for instance the park boundaries have changed twice, he also told us that when we saw animals we should call out so that the bus could stop and we could all do some wildlife viewing. This was a good idea, because we all wanted to see the animals and sometimes they are one side of the bus or another, and sometimes they are far away, and hard to see. We got the opportunity to see Moose, a double shovel Caribou, Sheep, Eagles, and what we were told was a rare sight: wolf pups.
We got to stop and get out and stretch our legs, and the driver even offered us snacks and drinks. I particularly appreciated the stops at the ranger stations so that I could get some better understanding of the natural history of the park. All in all it was a great drive and a wonderful experience.