Tag Archives: Alaska

Not a Toy

Every time I look at this photo, I’m reminded of a toy boat. But this watercraft is real. See the orange and navy blue dots at the front of the boat? Those are people. Glacier Bay is truly one of … Continue reading

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Flying Over a Glacier and More

Denali (known as Mount McKinley when we were there) is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet (6,190.5 m) above sea level. One of our friends and I had signed up to fly … Continue reading

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A Little More Talkeetna

Back to Talkeetna…. The downtown area of Talkneetna has been classified as a National Historic Site, with buildings dating from the early 1900s, including Nagley’s General Store: They had all kinds of stuff in there. This place was next door: … Continue reading

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The Rustic Charm of Talkeetna

The town of Talkeetna, Alaska, is the gateway to Denali (formerly Mt. McKinley). I was lucky enough to do a flightseeing tour while there and will share those photos in a future post. As of 2010, the population was 876. … Continue reading

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Denali Part Two

OK, I’m back! Actually, this has been good for me. I’ve been on the fence about switching to a self-hosted blog for a while and may finally be ready to pull the trigger. Flickr might not change their new policy, … Continue reading

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Denali Part One

A few more shots of the lodge where we stayed in Denali: The main lodge. The lounge in our building that had a very nice coffee bar. We would sit here after dinner or wait for our shuttle. The view … Continue reading

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Heading Towards Denali

We had some time to kill before everyone arrived in Fairbanks, so we walked around our lodge and the surroundings. Found something unusual: This is a nursery. The plane parts look real to me. What do you think? I still … Continue reading

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Fairbanks and a Surprise

I took this shot as we were approaching Fairbanks, Alaska. It was two a.m. and the sun was just coming up. So weird to be flying over such dark clouds with clear blue sky and a streak of sun above. … Continue reading

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Back Home with a Preview

Hi there. We just returned from one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen: Alaska. Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to see one of our own states, but I’m glad I waited until I knew something about … Continue reading

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