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Jun 3, 2007 - Denali

The morning Bore Tide is not as big as the evening one but we missed it to. We were making scones as it passed us by. Stopped at Costco in Anchorage for gas before heading north to Denali on the Park Highway. The scenery changed as we headed north. It was much warmer and the Aspen and Birch were fully leafed out. There were no mountains till we got near Denali, only rolling hills covered mostly with Aspen and some evergreen. As we got close to where the map said Mt McKinley ought to be we kept looking but all we could see were clouds and a...

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May 29, 2007 - Alas, the Sun

We woke to grey skies, but they soon gave way to sun, glorious sun! And I promptly kicked the kids outside. Well, more like took them to Pioneer Park. We left Fairbanks today, but before we did, Joe had to gas up, propane up (you know the routine) and go wait for a sattelite phone to be delivered to the UPS store in Fairbanks. So instead of us all going to do those things, he did and I took the kids out for what turned out to be all afternoon. We went back to the same place that we had the Salmon Bake and the play we went to, Pioneer Park....

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Sep 10, 2006 - Denali National Park

Denali National Park in Alaska's biggest and home to North America's highest mountain, Mt McKinley (20,320 ft). Unfortunately, you can't drive into the Park, so Lou-Ann got parked up and we had to jump onto a shuttle bus down the only road into the Park. No private vehicles have been allowed for the past 30 years to try and keep the animals as viewable and wild as possible. Not really our style to jump on with a busload of excitable townies, but we got to see Caribou, Moose, Grizzlies, Dall Sheep (who really cares though, they're sheep!)...

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On the Road Again!

Sep 1, 2006 - Talkeetna to Denali

Doloris fixed a good breakfast this morning and we left Talkeetna Camper Park and headed back out the Talkeetna Spur road to Parks Highway. We then went north on Parks Highway toward Denali National Park. The weather was partly cloudy and cool. We got lucky and were able to view Mt. Denali (Mt. McKinley) at the Denali Viewpoint South (milepost 135.2 from Anchorage) and the Denali Viewpoint North (milepost 162.4 from Anchorage). I am going to call the mountain "Denali" rather than "McKinley." In 1896, the mountain was named for William...

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Holladays in Alaska

Jul 5, 2006 - Denali Day One

Denali was a beautiful place and totally worth the drive, even though there were a couple disappointments. The first was that we didn't actually see Denali, but apparently a lot of visitors don't, due to the clouds. It's rare that it's actually clear enough to get a good look at the mountain, which makes the existing pictures of it that much more special. The second was the bus tour, which I would NOT do again. It's fine for what you get, but I didn't like having to rush through everything, or fighting for a good spot at the window to take...

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Jun 21, 2006 - Denali Nat'l Park - Savage River CG

There was a campground way, way back in the park, but we thought about the 27 miles of muddy dirt road and said, "Naw, got anything closer in?" So we settled for three days at Savage River CG. In the rain. Are you beginning to see a pattern here? The visitor center was pretty well done. One thing we've started noticing is that the animals are now almost all platic models - no more stuffed road kill. Looks pretty nice and is actually more than realisitic enough for the purpose of education. It's a nice change.

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Jun 16, 2006 - Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada

Today, we was a great day for siteseeing. We drove up and down the mountain roads, trying to keep pace with the Toad and Liard Rivers. A short time after leaving our campsite we came up on the Liard Hot Springs. We stopped and walked out to the springs with the girls. They went in at the coolest point and then moved up to the warmer area. They did not go to the warmest area, for it was too hot for them. After about an hour, they were ready to go back to the motorhome and continue on our trip. We passed a heard of wild horses that were...

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Our Alaska Trip 2006

Aug 11, 2005 - Day 18, Thursday

August 11, Thursday-Our second night here-nice not having to take down and set up. We were up at 5 am, took the "Wonder Lake Bus," 85 miles into the interior of the park. Bus left at 6:15, got back around 6 pm. It was a long day and am ready for bed. Gene has plans for a spectacular camp fire-we'll see..... It was a beautiful warm sunny day, so our plans to see Denali were high until we became aware of the heavy blue haze that is hanging in the mountain ranges. It is smoke from distant forest fires. We got a glimpse of Denali from abut 35...

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Aug 10, 2005 - Day 17, Wednesday

August 10, Wednesday-This will be quick, it's late (almost 11:30), we have to be up early to meet the Green Bus at 6 am for our tour of Denali Park. This morning we enjoyed the park at Nenana, visited with Mary & Jim Sinclair of Taylorsville, NC. Then drove the Parks Hwy. to Denali Nat. Park. Scenery was spectacular! Jim & Mary's advice was good, went to the WAC (Wilderness Activity Center), took care of registration, camping and bus tickets, then we chose a campsite and went for a ride, at least as far as they will let anyone drive. Hoped...

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