Thursday, June 12, 2014
Braided River in Denali National Park, Alaska
This is the Savage River in Denali National Park, Alaska. It is a typical example of the a "braided river" where the river channel migrates back and forth depending on the amount of water and gradient. This is also a typical glacier-fed river with a high concentration of glacial silt. The distant mountains are part of the Denali National Park and are the Alaskan Range. Because of the clouds, you cannot see the higher peaks, such as Mount McKinley, the highest mountain in North America. The land on either side is tundra, permanently frozen ground down only a few feet.