We are beginning to plan for a trip to Alaska next June and I am a little confused. I have been reading a great deal about the shuttle system in Denali National Park. My impression from the forum is that most people are concerned that even booking an early morning trip (before 7AM) to Wonder Lake will not leave them enough time to explore the area. From reading the 2007 shuttle schedule (June 8-28), it seems that 2-3 hours would be available even without depending on the final shuttle departure at 5:20PM. Am I reading the shuttle schedule properly?
How long is the hike from Wonder Lake to Reflection Pond? Would there be enough time to catch a returning shuttle?
Thanks for all of the great advice. Seems that I may need to plan for at least a week long stay in the Denali area.