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Denali National Park & Preserve Is The “Destination Of The Week”DENALI, ALASKA — Located at approximately Milepost 236 o...

Denali National Park & Preserve Is The “Destination Of The Week”

DENALI, ALASKA — Located at approximately Milepost 236 of the George Park Highway, Denali National Park and Preserve lies deep within the Alaskan Bush between Anchorage and Fairbanks. Home to Mount Denali, the tallest peak in North America, and abundant wildlife — grizzly bears, moose, Dall sheep and caribou, the park encompasses tundra, taiga and alpine ecosystems. Denali National Park is open year-round, with its main visitor season occurring mid-May through mid-September.

At the turn of the century, Denali was home to the Kantishna mining district. The area became known for its beauty and wildlife, which American conservationist Charles Alexander Sheldon fought to protect — specifically the Dall sheep that were being hunted. In 1917, Mount McKinley National Park was established to ward off poachers. During World War II, the area began to see early developments focused on attracting tourism and serving as vacation homes for military troops.

In 1976, President Jimmy Carter designated the area as an international biosphere reserve. Then in 1980, the park’s boundaries were expanded to more than six million acres – including Mt. McKinley and Denali Preserve — and renamed Denali National Park. With an extensive ecological community, Denali Village offers bird watching tours as well as ranger-led walks and up-close experiences with the environment and its inhabitants including Grizzly Bear, Wolf, Caribou and Dall Sheep. Bird Watching Tours, in partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, offer guests sightings of the region’s hawks, cranes, eagles, and owls.

Guided tours allow guests to venture deep into Denali National Park while viewing wildlife and panoramic scenery while listening to educational narration about the land. Due to COVID 19, only tour open this summer is the Tundra Wilderness Tour that will reopen on May 20, 2021.

The most popular of the tours is the Tundra Wilderness Tour. The 7–8-hour excursion via motor coach journeys 62 miles into the Denali National Park to Stony Hill Overlook. The tour includes a narrated history of Park Road, scenery, and wildlife — Dall sheep, grizzly bears, wolves, and caribou. Full Tour operates June -September.

Another popular tour is the Denali History Tour (this tour is temporarily closed 2021 season). A 4.5-5 hour tour that focuses on the natural history, landscape and geology of the area, traveling to the Teklanika River, stopping at the Savage Cabin, the original rangers’ cabin, and Primrose Ridge. The tour operates May -September.

The Kantishna Experience Tour (this tour is temporarily closed 2021 season) is also one of the “not-to-be missed” tours of Denali National Park. This daylong tour (11-12 hours), takes guests 92 miles into the park, exploring the old gold mining town of Kantishna with a certified interpretive guide. Kantishna is the only tour to feature an interpretive ranger from the National Park Service. The tour operates June -September.

Another tour to check out is the Eielson Excursion Tour (this tour is temporarily closed 2021 season). Traversing 10 miles further into the Tundra, the Eielson Excursion brings visitors to remote places in the Alaska wilderness including the Eielson Visitor Center.

Other authentic Alaska experiences include Helicopter Flightseeing with an experienced local naturalist; the Denali Wilderness Safari on heated jet boats; Midnight Golf on the Black Diamond Golf Course; ATV trail rides, and Denali Fly fishing. (Many of the activities are temporarily closed due to COVID 19)

Denali National Park is approximately 240 miles north of Anchorage and 125 miles south of Fairbanks. It is accessible by car/RV via the lone Park Road or the Alaska Railroad that departs from Fairbanks and Anchorage. A train station is located within Denali National Park, with shuttle service from train station to area hotels.

Denali Park Village and Denali National Park are divisions of Aramark, which provides lodging, dining and activity options in some of the United States’ most beautiful and treasured places, including national and state parks and national forests.

Aramark seeks to create memorable experiences at destinations by bringing the best in environmental stewardship, sustainable cuisine and interpretive programs to the guests it serves. In addition to Denali National Park, Aramark also operates concessions in or just outside: Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds, California — Crater Lake National Park, Oregon/Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska — Lake Powell, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Arizona/Utah — Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado/Olympic National Park, Washington — Togwotee Mountain Lodge, Wyoming/Zephyr Cove Resort & Lake Tahoe Cruises/Nevada

Aramark has a deep respect for and commitment to protecting and improving the environment. The company works to reduce its environmental footprint while delivering exceptional operational results. Aramark offers expertise and practical solutions to its clients to help them reduce their environmental impacts. Throughout the company, Aramark develops and implements long-term environmental stewardship programs and policies within the areas of Food Purchasing; Supply Chain; Building Operations; Energy and Water Conservation; Transportation; and Waste Management. Aramark believes sustainability is a process and has implemented environmental management systems that serve as the basis for continuous improvement. For more information on Aramark and its properties, visit

Denali Park Village Lodge Is the “Property Of The Week”DENALI VILLAGE, ALASKA -- There's no place more wild, rugged, and...

Denali Park Village Lodge Is the “Property Of The Week”

DENALI VILLAGE, ALASKA -- There's no place more wild, rugged, and breathtakingly beautiful than Alaska's Denali National Park & Preserve - and no place more ideal to experience it from than Denali Park Village. The lodge and cozy cabins are located in the heart of Alaska's magnificent interior, with awe-inspiring views of some of the most pristine geography on earth. Fine dining complements the untamed landscape and provides a relaxing place to return to after a day of guided hikes, whitewater rafting, or a tour into the heart of Denali National Park. For more information, please visit Denali National Park Tours, Lodging & Activities in Alaska (

Climbing Into Fall – Cliffs & Canyons Of Moab, Utah, Offer Perfect Autumn EscapeMOAB, UT — The adventurous share one thi...

Climbing Into Fall – Cliffs & Canyons Of Moab, Utah, Offer Perfect Autumn Escape

MOAB, UT — The adventurous share one thing in common. They count on Nature to help them recharge and reach new personal highs and goals.

America’s red rock playground in Moab, Utah, offers one challenge after another. This region is widely regarded as one of the best rock climbing and canyoneering destinations in the world. These are two pursuits often cited for helping people overcome their fears and meet other challenges in their lives.

“When people stand at the bottom of a canyon wall waiting to climb, they’re already moving themselves mentally and emotionally out of their comfort zones,” says Cort Wright, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center ( in Moab. This is the go-to place for organizing adventures around Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.

“Helping people learn the fundamentals of rock climbing is a favorite for our guides,” he adds. “Moab Adventure Center takes our customer experience and COVID-safety very seriously. We’ve targeted excellent locations and created some wonderful programs and protocols that allow our guides and instructors to provide experiences that appeal to young and old, regardless of skill level.”

Conquering a canyon is a sure bet for a small group and team-building activity, Wright explains why.

First, new challenges like rock climbing have amazing potential to build self-confidence and bring people closer together.
Second, when climbing, you have to do things that are outside of your comfort zone. When you’re all alone up there on the canyon wall, no one is next to you telling you what to do. You have to make decisions for yourself and by yourself. You learn quickly whether or not those decisions are good. If a decision turns prickly, you fail fast and move on. This process of making it to the top is all on your own.
Third, rock climbing is a great bonding experience. Maneuvering up – or down – a rock face is a personal challenge. Families, for example, get out of a child’s way – and head — and let them figure it out for themselves. When this happens, it’s magic! Children – and adults — come off the rock and feel so proud of themselves.
Fall is the perfect time to escape the heat and enjoy the usually dry climate. Rock climbing and canyoneering are offered here through November. Sessions are approximately five hours, morning or afternoon. All guides are trained and certified by the Association for Canyoneering Education (ACE). They have passed every advanced canyoneering and rescue course ACE has and have customized their knowledge to fit the needs of Moab Adventure Center guests and participants.

The per person rate for Moab Rock Climbing Introduction is $107 ($92 for ages 5-12). Participants at all skill levels learn through guided instruction how to improve face and crack climbing techniques, how to use and care for equipment, the techniques of knot and rope work and of basic belaying and descending. For details see

The per-person rate for The Ultimate Moab Canyoneering Adventure is $107 ($92 for ages 10-12). Guests learn how to rappel 90’ into a secluded grotto and then drop 120’ off a natural bridge to a natural spring. The experience is finished off with a 3.5-mile hike along a stream through a hidden canyon on the way back out to the Colorado River. For details see

Private Moab Rock Climbing Lessons are perfect for small groups up to four participants. The group rate is $425 and hands-on classes run approximately 5 hours. See:

About the Moab Adventure Center – Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are popular. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of damage to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into areas where they shouldn’t be. Guides help people understand where they can move through back country with the least impact possible.

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions ( an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

Pebble Beach Company & Tiger Woods Release Plans For Reimagined Short Course Facility At Pebble BeachNew facility will i...

Pebble Beach Company & Tiger Woods Release Plans For Reimagined Short Course Facility At Pebble Beach

New facility will include a nine-hole par-3 short course, a putting course, and an indoor/outdoor food and beverage venue overlooking one of the Resort’s most stunning views

PEBBLE BEACH, CA — Pebble Beach Company and Tiger Woods, through his TGR Design firm, recently released plans to transform the former site of Peter Hay Golf Course. Located directly between the Pebble Beach Pro Shop and Golf Academy, the new facility will include:

~A short course comprised of nine par-3 holes ranging in length from 47 to 106 yards and measuring 670 yards in total;

~A 20,000-square-foot putting course that can be set up in a variety of different hole and routing combinations; and

~A 5,000-square-foot food and beverage venue featuring a full kitchen and bar, indoor seating, and the resort’s largest outdoor patio positioned for expansive views of the short course, putting course, Carmel Bay, and Point Lobos

“We are thrilled to elevate the quality of our short course to a level consistent with our other world-class golf courses,” said Bill Perocchi, Chief Executive Officer of Pebble Beach Company. “You can see the genius of Tiger Woods and TGR Design come to life when you walk the site, the way it all fits together. I expect all aspects of this new facility will be very popular for junior golf events, Resort golfers, outings, resident hang-outs, and everything in between.”

Woods’ design philosophy for the short course is anchored on playability and creativity. His vision is that the course will draw new players to the game, bring families together, and provide a fun golf experience for players of all ages and abilities, while still offering a challenge for skilled players.

“Everyone who plays this golf course is going to enjoy the playability of it,” said Woods. “Golfers will have the choice to play nearly any club off most tees and around the greens, which will make them think and channel their creativity. It will also play differently from day to day depending on the tee and hole locations and wind direction. It’s going to be a lot of fun. I can’t wait to play it.”

In shaping the new course, Woods’ inspiration resulted in dramatic terrain movement and nine holes entirely distinct from the old course. He also reoriented the routing to better capture the views, with four holes now playing directly toward Carmel Bay.

In addition, Woods aligned each hole’s yardage to correspond with a significant year in Pebble Beach history, with accompanying plaques on each tee telling a story and creating the sense guests are walking amongst the Resort’s rich championship heritage as they play. The only exception is the course’s second hole, which will be an exact replica of the famous seventh hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links.

“Pebble Beach is such an iconic golf destination, we want guests to feel the entirety of that spirit when they play this course. We also know not everyone who comes to Pebble Beach will have a chance to play the U.S. Open course, so we wanted to create the opportunity for all visitors to experience one of its most famous holes,” Woods added.

The Grand Opening of the entire facility is currently scheduled for the Spring of 2021.

About Pebble Beach Company — Pebble Beach Company, headquartered in Pebble Beach, Calif., owns and operates the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts®, including The Lodge at Pebble Beach™, The Inn at Spanish Bay™, and Casa Palmero®. The company also operates four renowned golf courses: Pebble Beach Golf Links®, Spyglass Hill® Golf Course, The Links at Spanish Bay™, and Del Monte™ Golf Course. Its other famed properties include scenic 17-Mile Drive®, The Spa at Pebble Beach™, Pebble Beach Golf Academy™, and Pebble Beach® Equestrian Center. It annually hosts premier events such as the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance®, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, TaylorMade Pebble Beach Invitational presented by Dell Technologies, Pebble Beach® Food & Wine, and the PURE Insurance Championship Impacting The First Tee. Future site of the 2023 U.S. Women’s Open and 2027 U.S. Open Championships, Pebble Beach Golf Links® has hosted six U.S. Opens, five U.S. Amateurs, one PGA Championship, and numerous other tournaments. For reservations or more information, please call 800-654-9300 or visit

About TGR Design — Established in 2006, the mission of TGR Design is to utilize Tiger’s worldwide experience, his limitless pursuit of excellence and his love of golf to create a unique collection of amazing golf courses around the world. Tiger believes that every project should be special and provide an outstanding golf experience. As a result, TGR Design seeks to find the best sites, select the best partners and create fantastic course designs. A cornerstone of every project, the TGR Design team works closely with each client to provide exceptional, customized service. Complementing this selective approach are the company’s design goals. Tiger Woods is famous for setting a high standard and working hard to surpass it. TGR Design is no different. Every project incorporates Tiger’s highest standards, personal vision and passion for golf as well as his international experience in the game.


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