Girdwood Guest House
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Travel Blogs from Girdwood
... we were on the regular free service bus to the lodge - it takes about an hour to get to the McKinley Princess Lodge on Trapper Creek.
Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America, standing 20,320 feet high and from the lodge the views were spectacular, the sun came out for us to see it!!
The lodge is your typical timber, log fires, leather lounges, moose horns, and old ski equipment/shoes on the walls. An inviting warm feel.
... safely separated. When we finish socializing with them, we're all wet and doggy, but we loved it. Driving south through the rain toward Girdwood where hopefully we'll find a place to overnight. If we had to have a rainy day, this was a good one for it. The beautiful scenery restarts tomorrow when we get on the Seward Highway heading south on the Kenai Peninsula. In Alaska you can go ...
... We broke an advisory at Bird Point by climbing over the barrier, crossing over the train tracks (Alaska Railroad advises against) and hiking down towards the water.
If the picture doesn't really make it clear how gorgeous it was let us tell you that it was in the 70’s, (obviously) super sunny with a bit of a breeze. We observed a few Darwin ...
... and me. We left the land portion of our trip and headed south to board our cruise ship.
The day began with beautiful Alaska sunshine and the most crisp, blue sky. It was a chilly but
perfect and clear day. Moving from a land tour to a cruise is a big move. There was luggage to be dealt with, the long trip, paperwork, getting on the cruise, etc. We had to get up very early and ...
... on the camera so hopefully this will give some idea of how encompassing the landscape is.
I mentioned the tall mountain range between Anchorage and Whittier. Well before they could use Whittier as a useful port, they needed ground transport to Anchorage. A tunnel under the mountain range was proposed from the 1920’s but it wasn’t until 1942 that the army built a single track rail tunnel under the mountain. In the days before satellites it was ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking