Spirit Lights Lodge

PO Box 90, Bettles, Alaska, 99726, United States | Lodge
Prices starting from $75.00

Travel Blogs from Bettles

Not Again!

A travel blog entry by jdswed


... We stand on the pegs, to improve our balance by lowering our center of gravity, feathering the clutch to remain upright in these conditions. The pilot truck stops for construction equipment and Walt goes forward, pleading with the driver to go faster. She explains that she is going as fast as she can, because it is bumpy in the truck (for her) if she goes faster. It seems inronic that the safety of the pilot car and the comfort of its driver completely overrides ...

Who's idea was this?

A travel blog entry by jdswed


... apply a slurry of dirt and calcium chloride - this mix when dry forms a very hard surface and eliminates dust from the road; however when wet, it forms a very slippery mud surface.

When we turn on to the Dalton, I am following Walt. His bike is clearly visible. but within a half-mile, seems to blend in with a natural camouflage as the muddy mist envelopes his bike. The on-coming semi-trucks don't seem ...

Bettles: Day 3

A travel blog entry by journeyguy


... 20 minutes when some faint signs started showing up. Man the tripods. Cameras at the ready. Then it was more waiting. Finally some decent examples appeared and the mettle of the photographers was tested. Sub-zero temperatures in the darkness is no place to learn to operate your camera and mess with the settings. The auroral curtains would appear, fade, move to other parts of the sky and then dim out completely only to repeat ...

Bettles: Day 2

A travel blog entry by journeyguy


... other guests. It's nice to chat with strangers and make their acquaintance in real life versus on the Internet. Feeling a decided lack of exercise, we bundled up and went for a walk along the river and looped back in time for lunch - black bean soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Tasty. Post lunch, we went across the road to the Park Service Office -- one head ranger for the largest park (actually 4 parks) in the world. A couple of seasonals join in the summer but ...

Wakeup call

A travel blog entry by journeyguy


... wispy band of what looked like cloud that arced over the Northern sky. It brightened and faded as we watched from the riverside terrace deck. The night clerk advised going around to the Copper Lodge side on the North to see the full arc of the lights. A quck scurry through the hotel and a tromp through more snow brought us to a better vantage point. Throughout this I was fiddling with the camera to take pictures. I was thankful I had practiced in ...


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5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding