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It's the final day of our land tour portion of Alaska and while it's been so wonderful to see so many amazing places it's making me realize how much more there is to see and experience in Alaska. It is truly a place full of wonder. There are many part time residents in Alaska, most of which live here May through Mid September. If you could find a …
... it was but it was too big for a fox. We saw a white tip to a bushy tail and figured out later it was probably a coyote. No thanks. We stayed in the car. The aurora was already visible from downtown Talkeetna.
The 28 miles or so to Trapper Creek were brutal. We saw our first corona of the trip. Through the moon roof in the car! Ugh! For anyone that knows me, I was crazed! I couldn't get set up fast enough! A corona ...
... passengers take pictures. The boat lurched and strained as he, amazingly, held it in place. I will say that I was impressed by the boat's ability to stay steady and by the captain's ability to get the boat to perform. He told us that the boat did not have any depth finders or navigational aids. With 11 years of experience, he simply knew the river. So many of the people working in Alaska have seasonal jobs. This young man was a boat captain ...
... In fact in 1976 Alaskans voted the Willow area for their new capital site but funding for the move from Juneau to Willow was defeated in the 1982 election. The population is now around 2,100. The Iditarod restart takes place on WIllow Lake in early March (after a ceremonial start of the race in Anchorage on the first Saturday in March). From Willow to the end of the race at Nome it is 1,049 miles.
Just past Willow there was fog so thick that I had to slow right down ...
... against them during spring melt!
On the way back we stopped at a display Indian Fishing camp and a Fur Trappers camp. Along the way our guide pointed out all the innocuous yet nasty ******* plants of Alaska. This one that looks a bit like celery will actually give you third degree burns, this other one has highly poisonous berries, and this one (fiddle head ferns) will give you a sick bottom if you eat them only a couple of days outside ...