Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station
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Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station
As the official starting point for expeditions to Denali (or Mount McKinley) as well as to Mount Foraker, the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station offers permits for mountaineers. For the rest of us, the center serves as an information hub about climbing and has a bookstore with titles covering Denali National Park & Preserve; it also runs interpretive programs during the summer. The station was named after Walter Harper, the first person to reach the summit of Denali.
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