Talkeetna Day 1
Talkeetna is a quaint town that grows from hundreds to thousands of inhabitants during the summer. It’s best known as a staging area for Denali climbs, but there are also great fishing, hiking, and river activities.
And oh yes, the views. The view from the Talkeetna Spur Road just before you get to town:
Denali on the right, Mts. Hunter and Foraker somewhat obscured by clouds to its left. Usually it’s the other way around.
The mountains in the background, above the Susitna River.
Cow parsnip in the massive fern forest along the banks of the river. It’s everywhere right now.
The fireweed is starting to bloom too.
Oh, and we saw a moose, but no photos this time. He was a relatively friendly moose. We also saw a moose cow and her two young calves while out on a run, but we gave her a wide berth. Mama mooses are deeply suspicious of humans and you don’t want to get trampled when she decides you’re a threat to her babies.