McKinley View B&B
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... Alaskan community also receive payments from the resource companies that goes into a ‘permanent fund’ from which the earnings are distributed to every resident annually based on average of previous 5 years earnings – the last payment was $2,400 for every man, woman & child ! Pizza for dinner then we sat around the campfire with a beer cooking smolts …. a good day!
Day 36 (Sunday): Got an early wake up call at ...
... took about 3 1/2 hours.
Our driver was a local science teacher during the winter season so had loads of in depth information and gave a running commentary for the entire trip.
On arrival at the Dinali Lodge we were met by a Dorris with an envelope with our next sector itinerary with all necessary instructions and room pass key. Just like one of those reality TV games..
Our luggage travels separately and was waiting for us ...
... in Russia wanted them to go by to see if they could REALLY
see Russia from her house! We all got a kick out of that except our hostess who thought that the way Palin had been treated was horrible. I guess when you live in the same area as the person you see things a little differently??
There were 2 young men staying at the B&B, too, who were gone before breakfast as they're up working for a company who ...
... quite fast at times, & we must have covered about 20 miles, the trip was far too sedate for me & I was wishing I had spent the time looking around Talkeetna, The views, though, of McKinley & the other mountains were picture perfect & I would have missed out on those particular views if I hadn’t gone on the boat. Considering that McKinley's summit is only seen about 25% of the time we were extremely fortunate to have such a fantastic, clear sunny day.
... and there was no one else down there. Once we reached camp, I decided I'd start the fire and trek back down the trail to give Josh the shotgun. Well, I never had the chance because not even ten minutes had passed when Josh arrives at camp. He told us that as he was sitting by the water, a steep hill to his back, he heard a lot of movement up there in the trees. Fearing it was a bear, he packed up and headed up the trail. As he came around the curve of the trail, he saw more branches ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking