We spent a few days in the Fairbanks area. Visited Chena Hot Springs, but wasn’t impressed with the area other than the Ice Palace. A building filled with Ice sculptures and other things such as a bar with a fireplace.
Found a brewery in Fairbanks that was hurting for business. This picture was about thirty minutes after opening.
From Fairbanks, we made our way southward to a little town park in Anderson. We found plenty of mosquitos there.
But, there was a wedding happening on the riverbank.
We did manage to grill a salmon filet, despite the skeeters.
The next morning we started stalking Denali. It was cloudy the next two days. We stopped at a couple of roadside parks which overlooked the mountain, but clouds and rain prevailed. Sitting, waiting for the mountain to appear.
One evening it cleared, but we could only get a profile.
The next morning we joined the thirty percent of those that get to see the mountain in its glory.
Next stop was Talkeetna. Lots of stuff to see.
Climbing center for those attempting to climb Denali.
Evolution of climbing footwear.
Lots of museum stuff in town. Take a guess.
Don Sheldon was one of the pioneer bush pilots of Alaska.
A real “swamp donkey”.
Roof top garden.
Along with temptations.
Headed back North toward Denali National Park tomorrow….jc