Knik River Lodge
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... leave two tightly packed cases with the hotel while we fly off on adventure no.2.
We may have arrived here talking of whales and bears, but the pre-occupation of the locals and the wildlife here is FISH. Wherever you are up this coast, there is no escaping the importance of salmon, herring, halibut and a few other species to the well being of man and animal here. And so we realised our trip centred on a view into the fishing techniques of cetaceans, carnivores and primates.
Took a drive today on the Seward Highway, one of America's most scenic drives. First stop at Potter Marsh, got to see Salmon spawning. Next stop Beluga Point, no whales but did see some Dall Sheep on the hillside. Last stop, Bird Point, many fishermen in Bird Creek, one fellow caught a ...
... was more amazing that this was all within the city limits. The last half hour of the trip into Wasilla the storm slowly disappear and blue sky returned. To dry out and warm up I grabbed a motel room. For anyone who has watched Sarah Pallin's Alaska, this was where she lived, and those who don't know who she is ....Governor Alaska 2006-2009 and previous contender for vice president. Unsure what the plan is for ...
... the summer and winter visitors. Under the old homesteading laws, designed to populate the wilderness, Alaskans were able to select a block of land for minimal or no cost and gain ownership provided they undertook some improvements including building a dwelling. The heyday of homesteading may have passed but summer visitors to holiday cabins still swell the local population.
Often we followed the Iditarod Trail and stopped at lodges that are check points for the ...
... going so slowly. It turned out there had been a 5.5 magnitude earthquake about 75 miles away. We didn't feel it because of the movement of the train. We now had to stop before every bridge while the track was inspected and our speed was reduced which added about another hour to our journey.
We arrived in Denali in the early evening and checked into our accommodation at the McKinley Chalet Lodge. Our room was in a lodge building a short steep ...