Monthly Archives: June 2013

Puppies and Mush

We stepped off the bus to pandemonium! Barking, squirming dogs everywhere it seemed but they were actually under control…sort of. You see this wild eyed, happy, manic look on the face of the dog on this card…yup we were surrounded … Continue reading

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Trapping and Living off The Land

On Comet, On Cupid..no that’s not right. I thought I heard them say on Fatso! Well not exactly “on”. They were Mushers and they were talking to the lead sled dogs, one of which was named “Fatso”, and they didn’t … Continue reading

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Time for a little TLV (Tour, Lunch. Visitor Center)

So far the tour had been ok. I had hoped we’d see more animals. We’d scoured the mountainsides for Dall Sheep but there weren’t any around. No bears either even at a distance. We did see a couple more moose … Continue reading

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Natural History Tour into Denali

As we’d been told our tour was on an old school bus style bus. Remember those windows that you could open from the top by squeezing the release mechanism ? The window would then open 1/2 way so the top … Continue reading

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Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

What a long day. It may not have been strenuous but as anyone who has ever been confined in a tight place, whether a plane, a train or other form of transportation,  for a number of hours can attest, that gets … Continue reading

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Are we there yet?

By late afternoon we were well past the snow line and the title says it all…Are we there yet? People were getting restless. We had tickets to the dinner show so we didn’t want to eat in the dining car … Continue reading

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Into the Interior

As we left the coast behind we moved through the Alaskan Tundra toward the Alaska Range and Mount McKinley also known as Denali. That can get confusing because Denali is also the National Park  and a State Park. I’ll try … Continue reading

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Where the Wild Things Are

As the train slowly pulled out of Whittier I realized that I had the wrong seat for photos. I had my back to the direction we were heading. The crew in our car introduced themselves. Our bartender was a snowbird … Continue reading

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All Aboard The Denali Express

Bright and early we disembarked from the Island Princess for the last time. We passed through security checkpoints , under a plastic covered walkway right to the train. Our tickets had seat numbers but not seats like you might expect.  … Continue reading

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Welcome Summer

Happy Summer Solstice. Let the season begin!

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