Spent the day at Denali on an 8 hour bus tour of the Tundra Wilderness. I know, sounds, ummm, long. There's actually a 12 hour bus tour. They stop every 90 minutes for a bathroom break so it isn't quite as bad as it sounds. [We hooked up with the Twin Cities Victory Riders on the way across Canada and they were riding 150 miles between stops - at least the bus seat was more comfortable.] It's pricey - $160 but includes a snack box and all the bottled water you can drink. And it covers your park entry fee. Denali is operated differently than all the other national parks... and I can understand why it has to be. It's a single lane dirt road on a mountainside. Pavement would not hold up to the weather so it would be constantly under construction. It just wouldn't work for large volumes of people to be driving their cars as there are only a few pull-outs along each 15 mile segment. So the NP contracts with ARAMARK to run tour buses with either educated naturalists drivers narrating the scenery or non-narrating shuttle buses for $46. We opted for the narrated and for us it was worth it. We saw porcupine, a cow moose, red foxes, caribou, dahl sheep, a grizzly sow with her cub, and two male grizzlies. Since Joel wants to have a photo competition I will be curious to see what Hoosier fauna he puts up against this.