From June 27 – July 4, Kellie Okonek and I walked from Donnelly to McKinley Village, in the Alaska Range. We more or less followed what I understand was a commonly-taken route when this was a AMWC race, but with a few variations early on. It seemed like every ten minutes one of us would look up and see yet another massif of glistening white glacier and big mountain. We used rafts to cross the Delta River, then next used them a few days later to float on the Wood River from an unnamed creek put-in to the take-out at Big Grizzly Creek. The Wood was fine and an easy float. Then we walked to the Yanert, and floated from Edgar Creek to just below Moose Creek. From Moose Creek it’s 6-7 miles to the Parks Highway. The Yanert was big and fast, with one unexpected rock garden than woke me up pretty quickly. This is amazing and Big Country, and I would travel there again in a second.