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Best trip to Alaska ever.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

I am the luckiest person on the planet. I just got back from a cruise from Vancouver, Canada to Whittier, Alaska then a train trip to the town of Talkeetna, Alaska that is right across the river from the tallest mountain in North America, 20,320 ft high and then a bus trip to Denali National Park. We ended in Fairbanks and flew home from there We had awesome weather. In spots, it was even too hot. No rain at all. Denali, which we learned makes its own weather since it is so tall is usually shrouded in clouds. While we were there there wasn't a cloud in the sky and Denali in all of its beauty was there to see. We understand that only 3% of all of the people that come to see Denali get a view like we did. Only 30% can see any of it at all. I forgot to bring the picture I took to work. I'll post it tomorrow.

While we were in Talkeetna we took a hike to the top of the Curry Ridge. Each switchback on the path showed an even better view of the range that Denali is is in. When we continued on to Denali National Park, we were able to see the Alaska four-pack, Bears,



Dali Sheep.

We saw salmon swimming upstream, Bald eagles soaring, otters and trumpeter swans. Alaska has wild animals at every turn. Even our hotel in Fairbanks had a sign that warned that moose sometimes wander near the hotel.

I apologize for being so effusive of our trip. It's just that Alaska and Denali have been #1 on my bucket list for so long and this trip was as near perfect as it could be.
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    Loved reading about your trip. I cruised to Alaska 2 years ago. I would love to go back and spend more time with nature!
    1338 days ago
    That sure does look like an mazing trip--AND--You live in an amazing place--I live in Northern Ontario--way up near the trees line-Lynda
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    I couldn't agree more. Had the opportunity to go there about 8 years ago, and went to Denali. We were one of the lucky ones, too, as we had a cloudless day view of Mt. McKinley, Bear's Tooth, Moose's Tooth, and all of it. Loved the little town of Talkeetna - all 10 or 11 buildings in it! My two words for Alaska are Majestic, and Spectacular. My son and his family are up there for two weeks. I wish we could have gone. It is on my list of things to do again.
    1344 days ago
    Wow! What a wonderful trip! So glad it was so eventful and you saw such interesting wildlife. emoticon
    1344 days ago
    What a great trip. Makes me want to go to
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    It's good to hear someone enthuse about a trip. And yes Alaska is magic for a holiday. We cruised the inside passage some years ago.
    1344 days ago
    Love it
    1345 days ago
    How fun! I love your pictures and am so glad you were able to go.

    1345 days ago
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