Currant Ridge Cabins
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I was late getting up again, the sheets were incredible & I just wanted to stay where I was, all warm & cozy. I had heard Tanya come in much earlier & then go off to work but turned over & fell asleep again - bliss!
I eventually got up about 10am & went to work on my laptop. Adam, another helper here, came in. He'd …
I made the most of this delightful cabin & stayed in bed till late & when I finally shook my lazy bum out of bed I made a coffee & sat on the sofa editing my photos for about 3 hours.
I went off to find Tanya about 1pm to help her with preparing the remaining cabins for the new guests who were due to check in later in the …
When I got up Tanya was busily looking for her wallet but couldn't find it so decided to drive out to where we had stopped last night when she checked under the van for the awful noise it was making. She returned about half an hour later, she didn't find her wallet on the road but went to the police station & someone had handed it in totally …
... some up and down though. Saw one sloppy bear berry poop on the trail on the way to the glacier (right near the bear safe food lockbox hmmmm). Don't step in that! Damn.
So we got to the end of the glacier which just looked like a pile of rock at this point. A large portion of the glacier looks like piles of rock but it's actually still ice underneath. Can be quite dangerous as the meltwater beneath means sections can cave in at any time. After school playtime in ...
... as there's many Army and Air Force bases close to Fairbanks. Jeff invoked more breath holding moments when displaying his overtaking skills (faaaaaarrrk). Jeff: it was all perfectly safe & Sherry worries too much!
Seems not an overly scenic drive, lots of spruce trees, always lots of spruce trees, then Alaska surprises you when you come around a bend, the trees open up and across a glacial river plain there's an amazingly clear view of distant ...
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This accommodation just before McCarthy is first rate, they have a private double bedroom, bathroom, comfortable lounge, fully stocked kitchen with so many pots, pans & dishes (but no microwave thank goodness, it's real cooking here!) & in addition to the usual tea, milk etc there is decaf coffee beans as well as regular. Each cabin has 24/7 electricity & a deck with a gas bbq. Additionally the cabins are not situated right next to each other so you don't have to forgo your privacy. The owners are lovely people, full of local information & very helpful.
If you ever go to the McCarthy area in the summer don't miss the opportunity to stay at Currant Ridge Cabins- they seriously are fabulous but make sure you book early as they are very popular.
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