Denali West Lodge

Address: Lake Minchumina, Lake Minchumina, Alaska, 99757, United States | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Lake Minchumina, Lake Minchumina.
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    Travel Blogs from Lake Minchumina

    The Last Frontier

    A travel blog entry by gflacke on Aug 22, 2014

    1 comment, 17 photos

    ... us with wonderful natural history tidbits and stories of her adventures living and working in the park in the winter, when temperatures drop to -40oF (-40oC) and your eyelids freeze shut if you cry. No thanks. We returned to the visitor center after a fantastic day of sightseeing and adventure; the only disappointment was that we didn’t see any moose!

    As if that wasn’t enough activity for one day, I had signed up for white water rafting ...

    Back to Civilisation ...

    A travel blog entry by fol-de-re on Aug 30, 2013

    1 photo

    ... There are always going to be parts of it that are uncomfortable, inconvenient, boring - or - in this case - all three! With aching neck and shoulder already a problem, this boneshaker bus with no headrests and tatty plastic seats was not in the least appealing to me. When the driver announced that the heater and microphone were broken, it began to resemble a torture chamber. For this stage of our adventure, I armed myself with ...

    Time for a real hike!

    A travel blog entry by fol-de-re on Aug 29, 2013

    6 photos

    Yesterday, we were just practising. We missed the cut off for the guided hike sign up - 11 people got their names down before us and that is the maximum limit. So, we decided to go it alone - well - not quite alone. We found 3 other brave explorers to hike with us - Vash, Lindsay and a guy named Doug. Armed with pepper spray, a hand drawn map (?) and borrowed walking poles, we set off to climb up to Quigley Ridge. It was ...

    Exploring the real Alaska

    A travel blog entry by fol-de-re on Aug 28, 2013

    7 photos

    OK - this is the wilderness, but I was kidding about the accommodation. We were in the Denali Backcountry Lodge, which has warm rooms, comfortable beds and hot showers. Thank goodness, because it is cold now. There was a frost this morning. The bit about the key was true though - it still feels odd to leave your room unlocked all day - even out here! Breakfast is served from 6 here, hikes depart at 8. Hors d'oeuvres are at 5 and dinner is at 6. This is not ...

    Into the Wilderness ...

    A travel blog entry by fol-de-re on Aug 27, 2013

    10 photos

    ... here. My reading material for this section of the journey was maybe a bad choice - "Alaska Bound - One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare, by Tammy Jones - It is a true story about building a log cabin in the Alaskan wilderness. Intense cold, dark, icy water and bears all feature in it. As we approach the wilderness, it is giving me some anxiety about what lies ...