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Jun 25, 2014 - Wed, 6/25 On the way to Denali

Packed up and got out of dodge by 8 am. Did not mind leaving the Klondike Campground. They reneged on their site promises and put us in a mosquitoey corner. We had been assured we would have a shaded center site. I guess they do not like little campers there. It rained, varying from light to heavy, all day long and continues as I write this. We noted that the tide in Cooks Inlet was higher this morning than when we had traveled south. We also noticed a bike way from the Portage area on into Anchorage. In Anchorage on route 1 a seaplane...

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To Alaska and Back

Jul 11, 2012 - Trapper Creek, AK

Note: I apologize for the gap between journal updates but will be totally caught up in the next few days. As you can see on the map, we are currently ( July 20) on the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. On July 18th we left Fairbanks and headed toward Anchorage for a minor RV issue. We took the Parks Highway, named after George Parks, a former Governor of Alaska. The Parks Highway (RT 3) connects Fairbanks to Anchorage so for the most part we had really good roads and some sections were four lane. We did only a drive by of Denali National Park, but...

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Sep 2, 2010 - Day 50 - Fairbanks, AK to Trapper Creek, AK

Today we have left Fairbanks behind and are traveling down the Parks Highway (AK 3) towards Denali and Anchorage. We received word that we would have an appointment with the Ortho office in Anchorage on Tuesday. Since Eddi does not particularly like to drive the coach, we are planning mainly 4-5 hour days. Our plan is to stop at the Trapper Creek Inn and RV Park about 240 miles down the Parks Highway. Since I broke my ankle, we decided that going on a tour into Denali National Forest was not a good idea. On the drive we crossed the Nenana...

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Cope's Trek

Jul 2, 2010 - Trapper Creek, Alaska

We had a non eventful trip from Denali to Trapper Creek. First night in Trapper Creek we had a fish fry with the remaining Northern Pike. Today Murray, Rich and I went fishing for Greyling and Trout. Rich started off with a King Salmon, the Murray caught a Greyling, and then I caught a King Salmon. The salmon was 50" long and weight around 40 lbs. Tonight we are all having the King Salmon for dinner.

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Alaska 2010

Jul 1, 2010 - Trapper Creek, AK

Campground: Trapper Creek Inn On the way out of Denali National Park we encountered 2 caribou close to the side of the road. Several people had stopped to take pictures and so did we. One became particularly agitated and started snorting and pawing. Then he walked toward some folks and then turned toward us. That’s when we ran. But they both turned to the open fields and ran. Trapper Creek is a small spot on the road. There is a place called Wal-Mike’s that has several of everything you can imagine. Murray and Shelle and we took the...

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North to Alaska 2010

Jul 22, 2009 - South View Rest Stop

Wednesday, July 22, 2009. South View Rest Stop/Camp Area, Parks Highway, Alaska One Last Glimpse of Denali We drove down to the rest area south of Denali last night where they have actually built a nice viewing station. There are maps showing what the names of the different mountains are along with displays telling about the history and animals of the area. There's camping spaces and it's done on an honor system for the most part. We decided to drive down here and camp tonight then we'll get up in the morning and see what kind of view we...

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Jul 10, 2009 - Sled Dog Kennels at Denali

Friday, July 10, 2009. Trapper Creek Inn & RV Park, Trapper Creek, Alaska Sled Dogs and Denali We left McKinley RV Park at 11:00 today and drove on down to Denali. We parked in the lot by the building we needed to go to in order to buy the tickets for the Tek passes for next week. These passes are inner park passes and will be used to get around the park once we get settled in our campsite in Denali. They gave us the schedule and some other information to look at this week so we'll spend some time doing that and decide what we want to...

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Jul 4, 2008 - Trapper Creek

We only traveled a couple of hours today to get to Trapper Creek, where we have reservations for tonight and the weekend. We figured that with it being July 4th weekend, it would be a good idea to do so. As they don't do fireworks here (yeah, guess it woud kind of be a waste - it doesn't get dark!) so we had to find other fun. We walked over to the Cache Creek Lodge Bar, and had a yummy dinner of burgers, jello,and fruit on the house - it was their bash for the 4th. We apparently missed the huge water balloon fight they'd had earlier...but...

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Jun 19, 2008 - A day in Talkeetna

We moved about 30 miles up the road today. Got the surprise of our trip. When we went to take showers, we found out the they cost $4.00 each for ten minutes. We are used to paying $.25 for five minutes, but $4.00 for ten minutes is robbery. Needless to say, we didn't take showers. At least the wifi is free here.We drove to Talkeetna today and visited the shops, walked down to the river to get a view of "The High One" Denali, but the clouds were hiding her today. We threw rocks into the river. We split up two cookies between the four of us....

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Jul 15, 2007 - Trapper Creek, AK - Talkeetna Moose Dropping Festival

After a leisurely breakfast, we left Denali around 9 o'clock and headed south on the Parks Highway. One might think the highway is named for Denali National Park and Denali State Park, both of which it passes, but it was actually named for George Parks, the territorial governor in the late 1920's. It is a nice scenic road; south of Denali, it roughly parallels the Nenana River and lots of fireweed was still flourishing on the roadside. It was too cloudy to see much of the mountaintops. A little south of Cantwell, the road follows the...

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Aug 31, 2006 - Talkeetna

We slept pretty good last night - guess we were wore out from flying all day and shuffling all of our luggage around. We had to be in the office at Great Alaskan Holidays at 7:05 am for our orientation. They showed us an orientation video and got us registered. We pulled out at about 8:00 am and we were hungry. We stopped at a Denny's, had a good breakfast and then went down the street to a Fred Meyer store to stock up on food and other items needed for the motorhome. Fred Meyer stores are a lot like a Wal-Mart Supercenter - they have...

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Holladays in Alaska

Jul 6, 2006 - Wal-Mike's

The next morning we drove back to Anchorage, to pack our stuff and get ready to fly home. BUT we would be remiss if we did not show you the pictures of Wal-Mike's, where we stopped on our way back thanks to a tip from RoadsideAmerica.com. Wal-Mike's needs to be seen to be believed. There truly isn't a place like it anywhere on earth. It's filled floor to ceiling with all kinds of junk, and most of it is for sale. I was too afraid to ask to take Mike's picture, though he seemed friendly enough. I wish I had written down our conversation,...

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