Alaska Photos: Anchorage, Talkeetna, and the Railroad

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

On Saturday morning we took the train from Talkeetna to Denali National Park. We got our flightseeing tour in on Saturday night just before sunset. It was amazing. We circled around Mt. McKinley just as the sun was easing back behind the Alaskan range.

Sunday, we took the park bus all the way through the park, which is a bit larger than the state of Massachusetts. We saw just about every type of wildlife in the park, including bears (black and grizzly), moose, caribou, Dahl sheep, and on the way back, a rare gray wolf. Photos of all of that to come. This morning we took a whitewater rafting trip down the Nenana river. That too was incredible. It’s been a pretty wonderful vacation so far. It’s just constant sensory overload up here. Also, today someone used the phrase “frosty August morning.” They have those here.

The photos below are from our first couple of days in Anchorage, Talkeetna, and from the two legs we did on the Alaskan Railroad. Tomorrow we catch a bus back to Anchorage, where we’ll rent a car and drive to Girdwood, then on to Seward and Homer.

Oh, and my new camera rocks. Thanks, Agitator readers. Clock on the inset if you’d like the full-screen slide show.

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One Response to “Alaska Photos: Anchorage, Talkeetna, and the Railroad”

  1. #1 |  Nash | 

    The picture with the Agitatrix, my roomate is from Anchorage and he says he used to play around there all the time as a kid. Of course later, he also remembers the place as a popular sleeping spot for the local homeless.

    I’m not sure how far around you’ve been there, but he also said there are some great wall murals at a place called The Black Market which is apparently a couple blocks down and to the left from where you took this photo.