Talkeetna Denali View Lodge & Cabins
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... content, they were everywhere. The drive up the river valley was equally spectacular with the autumn colours and rugged snow topped ranges rising into the cloud. The shadows and light patches added to the incredible vistas. The lake itself was picture postcard stuff with small weekender like cabins and the rustic derelict shack adding to the scene. We left Nome that evening to fly back to Anchorage, tired but satisfied with our whirlwind trip to the north west of ...
... in the late 1880. In 1896, a gold prospector named it McKinley after WIlliam McKinley, a presidential candidate, who became president the following year. The Alaska Board of Geographic Names changed the name of the mountain to Denali, which is how it is referred to locally. A request by the Alaska state legislature in 1975 to the U.S Board on Geographic Names to do likewise was blocked by an Ohio congressman, R Regula, whose district includes McKinley's hometown of Canton. Members ...
... Cookie and Shortcake, both correctional officers. Shortcake works on our shift with us, but Cookie, who we met at academy, lives and works near Anchorage. Cookie joined us one night, and Shortcake came out the next. The night before Cookie came, Josh and I were already there, attempting to fish but nothing was happening. We see, across the river, a huge black bear walk out of the woods and sit on the bank. He sat there forever, it seemed like. Some locals told us he had been ...
... a few pictures and climbed back on board.
We saw a lot of great scenery on the way back. I was surprised when I saw a helicopter crash on the road and cars had to stop and wait (it must have been dreadful for the car owners to wait :p). The passengers and Pilot was not hurt because of their pilot’s excellent driving. He used the emergency landing switch and landed a perfect landing in the freeway. I’m pretty sure I saw our pilot talking to the news channel ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking