Denali Backcountry Lodge
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A generally well organised and comfortable lodge in this wilderness location.
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... community. Her house was quite ok and she had all the trappings of modern day living unlike Levi who lives off the land. We then took a 4 hour train ride to Denali where we will be for the next 2 days. When we arrived here we went straight to dinner and saw a show put on by local singers telling all about the story of the first climbers up Mt McKinley North America's highest mountain at 20320 feet. Tomorrow we are off to see husky snow dogs and how they live and ...
... fried potatoes, and fruit. After closing comments and instructions, we hopped on our busses.
The ride back was shorter with fewer stops, about 4 1/2 hours but much better views of the scenery than our way in. We saw the same herd of caribou as the previous day, but not as close. Later, we saw a grizzly bear walking down a river bed below. Near the end, a bull caribou with a full rack popped ...
... br abp="723">-Bears are also tool users: they clean their faces with barnacles attached to rocks
-Bears will eat anything except granite
-Male caribou get so exhausted after the mating season that it shortens their lives because it makes them easy prey
-The Alaska state bird is NOT the mosquito despite what many think! (it is the ptarmigan)
After a bit of a sleep in to enjoy the luxury of a real bed before I have some more time in the tent I packed up and headed south from Fairbanks towards the Denali National Park. I stopped for a late breakfast at a small town called Nenana which strangely enough sits on the Nenana river. Although the majority of the shops had either closed down or did not appear open, I found an interesting little place that just happened ...
... both a "natural" syrup and a "sweetened" version. Linda didn't care for either. Larry thought the taste of both was OK but admitted that the "natural" version would require some adjustment to get used to in place of maple syrup on pancakes and waffles. The sweetened variety was a better choice.
After leaving there, we headed up toward Healy. At the 135 milepost, a large viewing area and trail up to another ...