Monthly Archives: August 2016

Riding the Rails Again

Back on the Rails Saturday, August 20, 2016 All good things must come to an end, and so it is with this fabulous trip to our nation’s largest state. We boarded the McKinley Explorer train for Anchorage this morning for … Continue reading

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Denali National Park

Friday, August 19, 2016 Afternoon When Denali National Park and Preserve was established in 1917, it comprised about 2 million acres at that time. More area was added in 1980, including some wildlife preserves, bringing the total park to over … Continue reading

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On Top of the World

Friday, August 19, 2016 Morning Healy, Alaska is about 350 miles from the Arctic Circle – so close, at 66⁰33’. Of course we had to go. This required rising at 4:30 am to catch a flight leaving the Healy airport … Continue reading

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Riding the Rails, Talkeetna to Denali

Thursday, August 18, 2016 On our final morning at the Talkeetna Lodge, we walked one of several trails on the property. We kept our eyes open for moose as one had been seen on the property in the last few … Continue reading

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The Great One

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 We’re staying at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge located about 50 miles from Denali’s base. The grounds here are beautiful, and the weather has allowed us to enjoy our surroundings so very much. The fireweed here are releasing … Continue reading

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Object to Which the Action of the Sea is Directed

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 The name Alaska comes from an Aleut word meaning Great Land or Object to Which the Action of the Sea is Directed. The largest state geographically, it consists of over 663,000 square miles, almost as many square miles … Continue reading

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Hubbard Glacier

  Monday, August 15, 2016 This is another day at sea, another rainy day at sea, another cold day at sea. The days here are getting longer as we travel further north – today we experienced almost 15.5 hours of … Continue reading

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