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Teklanika flat photo pair
Photo Credits: James Larson (Denali NP&P Museum Coll. 23166) (1962), R. D. Karpilo (2012)
Ecoregion: Alaska Range Mountains
Change Type: Changing treelines
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This photo pair shows a section of the Park Road near Teklanika (milepost 25.5). The Teklanika River is visible paralleling the road at the base of the mountains. In the middle ground of the photos you can see a dramatic expansion of spruce trees on both sides of the road. As soil temperatures warm, the area becomes a more fitting habitat for spruce.