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After leaving Calgary in the early morning, we first flew to Seattle and then onto Anchorage (apparently there are no direct flights from Canada to Alaska!).
Our first stop of our Alaska trip was Talkeetna; a quirky little historic town about two hours from Anchorage. During the Cruise season, this town would be swarming with tourists, but …
OK... lets see if I can do most of this by memory!! This is what I get for not writing my travel journal until NINE months after I get home!! GEEZ! =) "A change of pace today as we make our way to the quaint town of Talkeetna, which served as the inspiration for the television show "Northern Exposure". Tonight we'll keep our eyes out for the Aurora …
... of Historic Places in April 1993. It was originally the site of a Tanaina village but then became established as a mining town & trading post in 1896, before either Wasilla or Anchorage existed. A gold rush to the Susitna River brought prospectors to the area & by 1910 Talkeetna became a riverboat steamer station. In 1915, Talkeetna was chosen as the site for the Alaska Engineering Commission (the company that built the Alaska Railroad) & the community peaked near ...
... glacier and had about 20mins to stomp around in our big snow boots, make snow angels, pick up snow, eat snow (not yellow) and hike too far away to try and fall in snow covered crevasses ... oh that last one was just guess who? Yes, Jeffrey. He's a worry!
Heaps and heaps of fun though and luckily we all made it back to the plane safely. Taking off was a bit bumpy but not too bad. Our landing back at base the plane shimmied like it had ...
... full of reeds and grass to fish. You are constantly reeling in snagged vegetation. Sunshine meets the Big Su here, but you really can't fish the Su because it is silty with debris and way too many snags under the water that you can't see. The only real place to fish is the clear mouth of Sunshine, right before it meets the Big Su, but if someone else is already fishing, you of screwed...I caught a couple salmon, and Josh actually caught his first salmon off a fly pole. We both had a ...
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