BEST WESTERN PLUS Chena River Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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Constant rain. 12°C
It was a small number leaving today - just seven of us plus one worker. We had breakfast at 5:30 after having our bags outside our cabins at 5:20 and were ready to leave at 6:10. This time we weren't relegated to the back of the bus. In fact we were each able to have a window seat and switch from side to side as necessary.< …
On Friday our flight to Fairbanks did not leave Gustavus until around 5:30 PM so we did a little more hiking near the lodge on the Tlingit and Bartlett River Trails. These trails combined were only about 6 miles total round trip from the lodge and involved very little elevation gain. The Tlingit trail followed the shore of Bartlett Cove for about a …
... look like marble and some of them just look like ice, but the detail was incredible. There was one sculpture of a knights joisting that took 2 months to make and it had the details of the shingles on the knights armor. There was a sculpture of a lifesize chess board with a cougar on it and the cougars fur was very visible. It is just crazy how detailed someone can make a piece of ice. They had a bar inside and ...
... in the 40s).
We then headed to the Riverboat Discovery where we had a chance to see a bush floatplane takeoff and land beside our boat. We got a chance to see the home and kennels of the late
four-time Iditarod winner Susan Butcher. You should see those dogs pulling a 4-wheeler. Our last stop was at a remake of an Athabascan Indian village where we ...
... station. The people that own the campground that we stayed at also have a gold mine. To keep everyone occupied, they brought in a huge pile of dirt from their mine to let everyone pan for gold. The pile was strategically placed next to their jewelry shop. Yup...I got bored panning and went to the shop and bought some earrings. I got my gold.
Next stop was Delta Junction for two nights.
August 1st we headed for ...