McKinley View B&B
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Travel Blogs from Trapper Creek
... airstrip the pilot was waiting for me despite the fact that it was only 4.50pm. He, Dave, asked if I'd been on a boat as I was barefoot. I didn't bother putting any shoes on since I didn't plan to leave the plane this time as it was to be a flight around the summit of Mt McKinley.
Again I was in the front seat beside the pilot, Dave, he took a while telling us all the necessaries like where the emergency exits were, flares etc & also explained about using oxygen masks ...
... I asked the gal if she knew where Sunshine Creek was. Enthusiastically, she told me that it was a great spot to fish! Then she proceeded to give me directions: "Go about 2 miles over the railroad tracks. Right after the big S curve in the road, you'll see a construction sign (if it's still there) hidden in the trees. You'll either turn down that street, or one of the next few. But if you hit Rabbit Acres, you went to far. You'll turn onto a dirt road that is full of trees and brush, ...
Just a note about Talkeetna. It is the town that was patterned after for the t.v. sit com Northern Lights. Also, the Princess Lodges here & at Denali are only open for 180 days each year. They are shut down at the end of the season in SEPT&, winterized. Just like in THE SHINING.
... part of the ceiling. There was a bar at one end. There was a spiral staircase and a lift to the top floor from the lower deck. The lower deck had a dining area, bathrooms, lounge area and an external balcony. One of the cars in the consist must have had a kitchen and some had their external balcony on the top floor.
The presentation of the locomotives and all carriages was absolutely pristine. Even underneath the cars there was no road grime and ...
... dam we are directed onto a small inlet where the water is very shallow....floating over the water isn't as easy as one would think when there are seven people in the raft... The guide (aka guy who is doing all the rowing) dug oars into the sandy bottom of the river and we pesky Texas girls do our part to rock the boat over the water.
Friday we are able ...
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