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A few weeks ago in August I visited Denali National Park for the first time. I'll be sharing several photos from my amazing trip over the next few Saturdays. This was an incredible experience and I highly recommend visiting it. Particularly, in mid-August or early September when the weather is cool and the area is virtually mosquito-free.
Although my visit was in August I saw Christmas trees in Denali Park's gift shops and books stores which is where these photos were taken. This baffled me until a guide explained that according to the legend many years ago around August 25th people were snowed in at Yellowstone National Park, but instead of being upset they simply called it Christmas in August and celebrated. As a remembrance of that snow, every August all national parks display Christmas trees in August. Cool isn't it? You can read more about this custom here.