Gate Creek Cabins
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A wonderful and welcome slow start to the day. We started the day with coffee at 10:30 and then shuttle bus to the Denali National Part Visitors Centre. What an impressive visitors centre! We spent about about an hour and a half watching a beautiful movie called 'Heartbeat of Denali' showing Denali in all seasons (it had minimal narration and just left us to enjoy the changing scenery and animal/plant/human activities is each season) and reading/playing with ...
... ID to prove you are entitled to dinner/breakfast/tour. The trip in the bus was fun - the driver was full of 'bear' stories but also interesting information about the area. He told us that in Alaska they have four seasons - Almost Winter, Winter, Still Winter and Construction. There's certainly plenty going on during Construction! On the way from Fairbanks to Denali, we joined the '30% Club' because we saw Mt McKinley ...
... Todd and I are sitting in the laundry mat, because the next three days we will be dry camping without any facilities about an hour further into the park. Our plan is to get a site there early tomorrow, and then map out what we want to do the rest of our time here. We have reservations for the bus ride into the park all the way to Wonder Lake on Monday, but beyond that we are not sure what we are doing lol! Oh well we will figure it out and let you know! - ...
... from reception to say Mt Denali was visible (which is only 30% of the time in Summer – it never even showed in July so we were lucky). Impressive sight considering Everest is only 29,000 feet and more hospitable as Denali has lower temperatures and stronger winds. Of the 1,024 climbers earlier this year only 36% made it to the top. Lunch with the Hoopsters before they moved on to Denali and we went back to Talkeetna for a jet boat tour up ...
... to a large avalanche barreling down a rock cliff, blowing great puffs of powder high into the sky. The curving glaciers were dirty white with ribbons of gray sediment running on the outer edges and down the middle where the great rivers of ice joined together. A closer inspection showed that some areas were a mass of ice hills, folds and hummocks that looked like the up and down scribbles of an angry toddler. McKinley ...