50th Anniversary Trip June and July 2018 travel blog

Boat on Tanana River at Nanana

Ice breakup event stand

Excavator on rail work trailer

Gulls along the river

Danali Park sign

Dog sled demo

Dogsled trainer


Pat with Husky

Moose (plural)

Training sled

On sled

Traveled to Danali today. Along the way we stopped at Nenana, where they have the contest each year to guess the date and time closest to when the ice on the river will break up and start flowing.

We were told that on a clear day you can see Danali from a few locations at or near Fairbanks. There are other view restrictions so that there are not that many locations where it could be seen, if it weren’t cloudy. The base of the mountain is low enough and it’s peak high enough that it makes its own weather. We didn’t see it today and will look again tomorrow. Most people don’t see it.

The dogsled demonstration was free and very much worth the time.

We traffic at Denali reminded us of the Colorado mountains in summer; parking lots full, eateries busy, etc. we stayed at Healy, about 11 miles away where we found a nice restaurant with reasonable prices. Pat and I ate for just at $20 instead of the $30-$40 that we had been experiencing. Gas is a little less here at $3.36 per gallon,

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