Gakona Lodge & Trading Post
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
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Really just a stop over on our way to Valdez. The campground, Tolsona Wilderness Campground, is located on the Tollsona River about two miles off the highway. Our back end of the coach backed night up against the River. Several tried to fish with no luck. Maybe the bears ate them all upstream? Tonight we had a gathering around ...
Our time at McCarthy was at an end. After we finally managed to pack away the camping gear we set out in the road again. All the way down the dirt track which lasted forever. After a 5 hour drive we arrived at the Maclaren Lodge. As you can imagine we had been fantasising over a shower and time away from the "skeeters". We had the opportunity to camp in the middle if no where, 17 miles up river, in a large gazebo at Tangle Lakes. Some of us were reluctant at first but it's ...
... use his van to go to Talkeetna but I asked him to check with Sheila to see if she was ok about that - she was so they took their linen & other stuff out of the van, which was just as well as a 5 litre container of water had tipped over & soaked it all.
I was telling Sheila & Eddie about some of the fabulous parkys I'd seen in museums & they said I should look at the one in Eddie's shop (here 'shop' means workshop) - it was incredible & made about 70 years ...
... out, she found the right place as the proprieter had some "damaged" fur pelts (essentially, those that had small distractions like a short or cut-off tail on a fax) that he was willing to sell at a discount. Even Joe couldn't resist so they both spent their "allowances" on furs.
We took the "scenic route" from Fairbanks by going east on the Ric******* Highway (Alaska Route 2) back by the "North Pole" ...
... the highway were the stunted, twisted spruce trees which we learned are called Black Spruce. They grow in very wet or permafrost areas where the White Spruce can't grow. Dana called them the Black Sheep of the spruce family :-)
We weren't decided on where to stay for the night. We drove into the Tolsona Wilderness Campground early in the afternoon to check it out - - we are glad we did. Very nice campground. Our site ...