Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
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Good day to everyone! We're writing from awesome historic Gakona Lodge, a spot we'd recommend to any visitors to the region. Much cool history here, quaint and comfortable accomodations, and very nice people with whom to talk.
Our backcountry experience in Denali was a very good one. We hiked about 5 miles down the Toklat River gravel bar …
Nous voulions prendre le Ferry de Whittier à Valdez, mais on a manqué le bateau de 20 minutes! Donc plutôt que d'attendre à demain, on a pris la route. Dommage il a plu jusqu'à 5 heures!
Nous souhaitons que le soleil nous attendra demain à Valdez. En attendant, on couche à ...
... warned us that it would pick up as the day went on and it definitely did. I'm sure the weather played a big part in that also. Jennifer and the kids had been there another day and ended up leaving because of the rain. She thought there were only 3 days of the 10 that it wasn't rainy, today being the best of all I think!
Reese and Ryan were anxious to ride the real ponies so we did that first. Then we went to the exhibit barn and looked at chickens, ...
... all over it and the mosquitoes were terrible, probably due to the wet conditions, so we returned to the road after only about 2 miles. We never left the mostly flat area but could see higher terrain in the distance.
Drove back to Rock Lake where we ate our late lunch and then hiked a short trail to a public use cabin. Nice cabin for backpacker use. Mosquitoes ...
... and one of the guys at the campground took him in and made sure he got to a wildlife rescue place in Valdez. It was so cute and fluffy. I hate to see the mama when the baby is as huge as he was.
This chipmunk is so used to getting fed by the girls, he comes over and stares at them like "Where is my lunch?"
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking