From Denali, we made our way south to the Wasilla/Palmer, Alaska area this week. It is only about 45 minutes from Anchorage and we needed to have a repair done (glow plugs 4&5) on the Silver Fox, to do tons of laundry, to go shopping, fill the water tank, and to find an RV dump. … Continue reading No, We Haven’t Seen Sarah Palin
South of Denali State Park is the little town of Talkeetna. It is the location of an Alaska Railroad stop, the air taxis for Denali climbers, and the park ranger station for those climbing the mountain. The extreme weather on Denali is a true test for climbers, but even so over 1000 register each year … Continue reading Talkeetna
A place that you probably have not heard of is Denali State Park. While adjoining the National Park of the same name, it is less frequently visited as mountain seekers wiz by it while traveling the Parks Highway. Ironically the views of the Denali Mountain are superb from this park since you are able to … Continue reading The National Park has a Little Brother
The forecast hasn’t been great and our first bus trip into the park was wildlife wonderful but lacking in distant mountain views. Of course, one of the bucket list items is to see Denali itself. Unfortunately, many visitors do not see Denali during their visit as it is not completely visible that many days in … Continue reading The Mountain is Out!
This campground is one of my favorites so far on our Alaska trip. Yes, it is dry camping with only trash cans, pit toilets, and a few water spigots. There is a camp host located at the entrance, but we have not seen them. It is laid out very nicely and, in spite of some … Continue reading Teklanika Campground Review, Denali National Park
That is what the ranger said as we showed her our pass to the Teklanika backcountry. Only those with a camping pass or those who ride the park buses into the backcountry can proceed past the Savage River checkpoint. We left Savage River Campground to journey farther into the park to Teklanika Campground. We had … Continue reading “You Won the Golden Ticket”
The Riverboat Discovery tour was one of the highlights of our time in Fairbanks. The Discovery is the only remaining operational sternwheelers left in the state. When Captain Charlie Bentley arrived in 1898 with hopes of plying the rivers in Alaska, he had no idea that his family would be following in his footsteps over … Continue reading Rollin’ on the River