Leaving Seward, we traveled about 4 hours northward to the town of Wasilla. There, we found booked campgrounds and felt fortunate we found this nice electric only site. The day we arrived it was warm and sunny. I was glad I got this photograph of our campsite with the mountain range in the background because it was the only view we saw of them or of the other surrounding mountain ranges in the area. For seven says we had cloudy weather with drizzling rain and very cool temperatures. Our efforts to explore Hatcher Pass will have to wait for next time.
We did visit both the Wasilla and Palmer Farmers Markets. We saw some of those huge veggies that Alaska's summers are famous for growing.
After those seven cloudy, cool days, we moved northward still to Trapper Creek. We took two days to get in visits to the quaint and quirky town of Talkeetna. The town's website states it's one of the Alaska towns that inspired the 1990's TV show Northern Exposure. Interestingly, Ronnie and I toured that TV set in Washington back in 2003.
|The town of Talkeetna offers many different tour opportunities from flight seeing ventures to white water rafting and mountaineering.|
A quick walk from downtown to the banks of the Susitna River where we find some fast flowing glacier melt river water.
The Fairview Inn built in 1923.
The Nagley General Store is also famous for Stubb's the Cat. Unfortunately Stubbs passed away a few weeks ago.
from Denali National Park.