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... before dropping us back at the lodge. We visited a trapper’s cabin and saw some salmon starting their swim up creeks as well as lots of bald eagles. Very noisy and windy and whilst scenery was good, a fairly disappointing excursion for the price. Back to McKinley Princess Lodge for dinner (Crab Legs were fantastic!) and a glorious sunset with Mt Denali in full view with some wispy cloud reflecting the sunset hue … we were so lucky to see ...
Today we woke up early and had breakfast at the lodge. We left to go to the jeep tour but we were given the wrong directions so we got our refund. We found this air tour that took us around the summit of Mt. McKinley. It was gorgeous, we were also able to get out on a glacier in REAL SNOW! Under the snow was 30,000 ft of cold ice. ...
It was while on this tour that CJ got one of the thrills of her life when a bear walked out of the woods and down along our side of the bus..
Further into the park we were able to get Out of the bus and walk a short trail to one of the original log cabins used by the park rangers... Very basic..
All of this with commentary from our driver/guide..
Then it was back to the lodge and room service pizza and beer.. ...
... then (except for the buses that took you in and out of Denali since you're not allowed to drive on your own in there). PLUS, we're here before the height of the season gets going so I can only imagine what it must be like in a few weeks!
We stayed at the Talkeetna Chalet B&B which is in a remote area 3 miles out of town and really enjoyed our stay there. We stayed in the Denali Suite (only appropriate) and then ...
... on the glacier, which, being smooth, was very unlike the Root Glacier at McCarthy. The walls of rock around us were several thousand feet high but certainly didn't look it.
The Ruth Glacier is a valley glacier, 64km in length that moves at a rate of 1m a day & was 1,200 thick when measured in 1983. Its upper reaches are nearly 4.8 km below the summit of Mt McKinley. From the top of the cliffs to the bottom of the glacier is higher than the Grand Canyon. The glacier's ...