Susitna River Lodging
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... Athabascan boat captain told us that eagles sometimes drown when they catch a fish bigger than they are. He said that the week before he saw a water logged eagle trying to make it to the bank after his eyes were bigger than his wing power. There is a proposal to dam the Susitna River for hydroelectric energy so we saw three fish wheel operations conducting studies of the potential impact on fish populations. We paused at several places where ...
... 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 ...
... must fill a sled with split wood, then tow it by snow machine & feed the wood into a bonfire, around which bachelors tell lousy stories.
All 3 rounds are timed. After penalty times, if any, are added, the 3 times are combined & the woman with the fastest accumulated time wins. There are some great prizes for the top 3 finishers, but most women do it for the love of the game. Winners have received anything from gold nuggets to free flights to Hawaii & London. ...