Talkeetna Denali View Lodge & Cabins
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... would be much fun for birds up here in the winter!
About an hour into our float ride, the four rubber rafts were steered into the bank of the river. There on the bank was a fella with his banjo. A couple from an area near Bateman's Bay in NSW joined our group in Vancouver and it was Helen's 70th birthday. So we all sang 'Happy Birthday' with the help of the banjo. Then he sang and played a couple of river songs. ...
... Highway which is the western route to Fairbanks through Denali. Wasilla is the first town on the Parks. You may recognize it as the home of former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. She was mayor here as well for a time. It is a town of 8,700 which is headquarters of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Willow is another 30 miles up the road and we arrive just before 1PM and McKinley is out! I take a ...
... and head to the hot tub.
The hot tub looks out over the spruce forest and a field of purple fireweed. The water is steaming and feels amazing. The mountains are hidden behind white fluffy clouds. Magpies, black and white birds fly overhead. We relax in the hot tub, soaking our sore limbs until our hands look like raisins. Time to walk back.
The clouds are still hiding the mountains as we walk to the main lodge for dinner. We pass a row of open fire pits, ...
Today was a rainy day. We woke up and drove back to Anchorage for supplies before heading to Denali State Park, which is not Denali National Park that everyone visits, we will visit that in a couple of days. We stopped at Fred Meyers for gas and groceries, had sandwiches for lunch, and continued on our journey. We decided to visit the town of Talkeetna on the way to Denali. It was a cute town, very touristy, with lots of little shops and such. I would not ...
Another early start this morning (which we could have done without). We are back on the railroad and heading North to Denal National Park. This time we are in Goldstar class and have seats in the car with domed windows and an open air observation platform. The journey to Denali takes nearly eight hours so we are prepared for a long day. Time passes quickly. We eat in the restaurant car, stare at the scenery, play with our electrics ...