Susitna River Lodging
TravelPod Member ReviewsSusitna River Lodging Talkeetna
Great cabin and great location. The cabin had a king and 2 singles and was very nice.
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We arrived in Anchorage to a forecast of clouds and snow. There were high winds warnings for locations north of the Alaska Range. This meant anything north of Denali. So we started on the road and decided on the North Country B & B in Trapper Creek. We left a message for Jeff and Janet to see if they had rooms. We got off the plane to a message …
... a massive white river of ice that went on for miles, towering black granite walls all around us, and McKinley lording over it all, still 18 miles away. We posed for pictures and just stood slack jawed trying to take it all in. We watched the other bush planes slide down the icy slope and grab air far, far away and then bank through the icy pass out of view. And then it was our turn to leave...which I did not want to do...just so beautiful.
... but had to turn back because of conditions of the roads, and not wanting to damage our rental RV.
Then we headed to Talkeetna, and got to see Denali aka Mt. McKinley in the distance.
Outside Talkeetna on our way there, we stopped at Flying Squirrel Bakery and had very good but very unusual grilled cheese sandwich with apples and salmon included in sandwich!
Crazy how light it still is at ...
... as a “large pond”. The notations say that 80% of the Trumpeter Swans in the world nest in Alaska! Most of them seem to be feeding so they look like a random collection of white posts in the pond!
In think we stopped at every turn out on the highway to take a picture of a different angle of Mt Sanford and then Mt Drum….Hey, one of my goals was to see the Wrangell Mountains! Thanks John Denver!!!
... moon. It was incredible. It was almost as if the snow was glowing. I guess the snow was reflecting the moon light. It was a surreal sight and we hear only 30 percent of people get to see Mt McKinley with out cloud and that is exactly what we saw that night. We felt privileged and it was so worthwhile getting up in the middle of the night and braving the cold. It was about minus 5 degrees Celsius with a light wind so there was certainly a wind chill ...