Alaska Spruce Cabin
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... homesteaders the land free, in return for them developing the land for their own needs. Mary moved her 4 young children into the area, while her husband worked for Alaska Rail and came home once a week. The place they found was a one room shack without electricity, water, windows or a door! Now remember this is in the middle of Alaska where the snow in winter averages 800 inches. The only contact with the outside world was the Flag train. This train pasts their property 4 times a ...
... After dinner we went into the general store to get ice cream and look for Stubbs. Stubbs is the Mayor of Talkeetna and the boys wanted their picture taken with him. Unfortunately he was out hunting and not available for a picture. By the way, Stubbs is a cat. Yes! The Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat. We will try to find him tomorrow. A few shops later we headed back to the RV park and settled in for the ...
... named by Jeff's daughters and always theme based - like Ringling, Barnum and Bailey; there was Nikon, Canon and Pentax, or Radar, Trapper and Klinger. The staff showed us around the kennels, and explained how the dogs were cared for, trained - during summer months and race season. Every dog goes out for a run every day, whether training with young dogs, or seasoned race teams. We then went inside and met ...
... clouds that are common this time of year. We start back and on the return trip still get glimpses of Denali and the range. We see several more grizzly off in the distance and many caribou, one up close. We end our trip on the bus at 6:30 and ride back to the hotel.
We enjoy our second dinner at the 49th state brewery.
The nightly ritual of whisky and chocolate finish off the day.
... and Mt McKinley was visible most of the morning on our ride into the park. We got off the bus four miles before the Eielson Visitor Center and had lunch watching the mountain disappear behind low clouds, then walked along the road to Eielson. Along the way we came upon a fox that was on the hunt for arctic ground squirrels - he seemed more concerned about the two of ...