I awoke to frost - it was 26 degrees and sunny. I caught the first Camper Bus at about 8:45 and was off to my trailhead at Toklat. Here is a closeup of some tundra color.
The park road continues through more tundra color.
There is a rest stop and pullout next to the Teklanika River, on of the larger ones that runs north from the Alaska Range. Here sre some photos from that stop.
And more tundra
Here are my first sitings of grizzlies. The first photo shows three of them in the distance. The second was a few more miles up the road, and closer to it.
The road then climbs up and over Polychrome Pass, near where there is another bus stop to get out and see the sites.
Continue to Toklat River backpack