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Going jet boat riding today then into park to see Denali. Denali is the Indian name for Mt McKinley. It means "Great One". Have taken lots of pics but Internet is weak so will upload when we get to Fairbanks tomorrow. We send our love. News flash. 8 am. Find out that river level is too low for jet ...
... Alaska, yet congressmen from Ohio his home state, have prevented the name from being changed to Denali, which is the native term for
We boarded the plane at 8:30 with 7 other brave souls and our pilot Mike. He has been flyingg for about 11 years which was reassuring. Treva was a bit nervous, she doesn’t like small planes. Anyway, it was a very smooth takeoff, flight, ...
... we headed out to go hiking.
On the way to hike we stopped by Bill and Cathy's place the couple that just got married. There was going to be a reception that afternoon and evening. John asked if we could do anything to help, and as it turned out, they needed a 20x24 tent set up to ward off the rain and give some additional covered seating for the party. We got the tent out ot Bill's barn and began setting it up. 3 hours ...
... a group of riders bound for Anchorage and met one of their mascots 'Bucky' the beaver who we introduced to our mascot Wilbue the Wombat.
We left the north viewpoint and we saw a moose 'Bullwinkle' eating and stopped to get some photos.
We have stopped just short of the entrance to Denalli National Park and will use this as our base for the next day or two. 238 miles travelled today.
Well today started out wet and tiring, spent the night on Brushkana River and didn't get a lot of sleep, oh yea also it rained. Anyway packed up a wet camp and headed into Cantwell and then down to Creekside Café for something hot to eat and use the internet. Afterward it was up to Denali park where I am spending the next couple of days. I am tired of catching Grayling so the next couple of days I ...
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