Last Day in Anchorage

September 14, 2015 – We only had a few hours in town this morning, so we spent it at the boardwalk.  There were a few ducks in the water, but the real fun was seeing a moose just off the parking lot.  It was a young one, but still rather big.  What amazed us is…

Fairbanks to Denali to Anchorage

September 13, 2015 – After another nice breakfast courtesy of the B&B (salsa, egg burritos, milk and juice) we started the trek back to Anchorage.  We couldn’t resist one more hike in Denali, so this time we parked at the lot at the end of the paved road (which is as far as private vehicles…

Fairbanks Exploration

September 12, 2015 – We enjoyed a nice breakfast of yogurt, granola and milk, juice, and breakfast pastries courtesy of our B&B, and then headed out for a day in Fairbanks.  First up was a drive up the Dalton Highway.  We got a ways outside of town and then stopped at the last full service…

Denali and Fairbanks

September 11, 2015 – The only item on today’s schedule was to drive to Fairbanks, which is only a few hours from Denali.  This left most of the day to go back into the park. First we had breakfast at a little coffee shop, Black Bear Coffee House.  We ordered coffee and breakfast, as well as…

Second Day in Denali

September 10, 2015 – Today we also had the early bus tickets into the park.  Since we knew where and when to go, we got in line and were able to get front seats with a perfect view.  We had the same bus driver, but this time there was a group from Germany who were…

First Day in Denali

September 9, 2015 – We had early tickets for the Denali shuttle, and had to be at the park around 7am.  It was still dark by this point, but the sun was starting to come up by the time the shuttle left for the park.  We brought granola bars for breakfast, and lots of hearty…

Drive to Denali

September 8, 2015 – Today was scheduled to be a long driving day – from Seward to the White Moose Lodge in Healy (just north of Denali).  When we booked the accommodations we had to decide if we wanted to stay inside the park (very expensive), south (not as many restaurants/amenities), in Glitter Gulch (not…