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... and enjoyed by each of us on the property. We arrived at this quaint village of Talkeetna, with a population of 900. Today for Americans it was Memorial Day, so their were many visitors around, as well as Buses of Tourists. I would say that all of the shops were geared for the Tourist Industry, but this area has a rich history. The town is situated on the confluence of three wild glacially fed rivers, the Susitna, Chulitna, and Talkeetna. ...
... river, dense forest, desolate tundra and miles of windswept coast at the mushers and their dog teams. Add to that temperatures far below zero, winds that can cause a complete loss of visibility, the hazards of overflow, long hours of darkness and treacherous climbs and side hills, and you have the Iditarod. A race extraordinaire, a race only possible in Alaska."
Each team of 12 to 16 dogs & their musher cover over 1,049 miles (this is the symbolic number of race ...
... the bear continued to come back, obviously unafraid or deterred by the people, the park rangers had to put it down. That was sort of sad, but understandable as it continued to come right up to the stores and people.
We stepped inside a shop to pick up some t-shirts and a coat Morgan wanted. When we walked across the street to catch our bus, it was pulling out. We could see Barbara and Shealy saying “Stop! Wait” but the driver kept going. They ...
... closed. Ah shucks! BUT beside this was a portion of the old trail and a traditional Athabascon graveyard. It is sacred ground so we made photos from the trail. There are fences around the graves and spirit houses on top. Interesting.
On the way back we went to the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge. Down a treacherous road we get to the flats. There it was, just flats....not one animal was seeking refuge in this state run game ...
... equipment. Another place was the town liquidation furniture store, truck rental and Post Office. Then we saw a restaurant, towing service and auto repair all in one storefront. We have really laughed at these combinations, but I am sure people do what they know how to do to make a living.
There is a lot of standing water everywhere along Highway 1 (otherwise known as the Glenn Highway). Parts of Alaska had ...
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