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Travel Blogs from Talkeetna
... Centre, Elementary School, Medical Centre, gas station & airport (though that's not unusual as there are absolutely loads in Alaska, some don't look like airstrips & one has to be aware that a plane could land near you in some areas!). Willow had its start in 1897 when gold was discovered in the area but then in the 1940s mining in the nearby Talkeetna Mountains slacked off leaving Willow a virtual ghost town. Due to the completion of the Parks Highway in 1972 Willow made ...
... gorgeous view of Denali by a short trail but it was grey, cold, and rainy -- didn't venture out even for Mother Nature's sake. Gorgeous views at some points but mostly, trees on either side for most of the way with mountains too far out to see clearly. Was so relieved to recognize Anchorage city streets and to be dropped off at hotel for the night.
Took a warm shower and had cold wraps, tasty though, for dinner and dropped of to sleep.
... souvenir saturated" like the towns we stopped at on the cruise.
Found Mahays for our river jet boat trip easily (like I said the road really is the main road).
Jet boat was lots of fun hooning along the silt laden river. Heaps of people live out here and the only way into town is by jet boat in summer or snow mobile / dog sled in Winter!
Heaps of trees along the edge had gash marks in they trunks. This is from winter ice ...
Well today's adventure was a jet boat up the river to wildlife and also brave the category 5 rapids in a jet boat. It was a beautiful morning on the river. Along our trip up the river we saw many and I mean many fishermen looking to hook the big one. We saw a sow and her three cub a little further up the river. She made sure to keep a close eye on the humans in the boat. After she had enough of us ...
... br> We reluctantly got back on Hwy 3 and headed south, this time along the Susitna River, for our motel in Talkeetna. By then the temperature had risen to a wonderful 85. As we turned north again into the town, we were greeted with another fantastic panorama of Mt. McKinley and the neighboring peaks, Mt. Foraker and Hunter, in Denali.
We walked into town for a ...
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