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
We finally made it to Alaska after traveling north along the Alaska Highway for the past few weeks. We left Kluane Lake early in the morning so that we would have plenty of time to get to the U.S. – Canada border and then drive on to Tok, Alaska that day. We had been … Continue reading We made it to Alaska!