Fairbanks, AK: Gateway to the Arctic

While not high on many people’s Alaska must see list, Fairbanks was always a must see for me. I even planned this trip around being there for the Midnight Summer Festival celebrating the Summer Solstice 2022. Fairbanks checked a lot of boxes for me: The Chena river (river walk and fishing) Midnight Summer Festival Museum…

AK Trip Stage 2 Highlights: Talkeetna and Denali

Stage 2 was the middle part of this trip and kicked off in earnest at Talkeetna. Here are some of the highlights and links to related posts and videos. Side Trip & Misadventure Before heading to Talkeetna, I spent the day with my Navy buddy Huck and we had a nice lunch in Wasilla and…

Float Plane Trip to Glacier Fed Creek in Denali

Took off from Talkeetna float plane dock for a day of fishing a glacier fed creek and lake outside Denali National Park. (GPS tracks at end of post). This was a fishing, not catching day (only day I didn’t get fish) but it was still an amazing day, thanks to both the guide and the…

Video Blog: Float plane trip to remote Coffee Creek

Took off from Talkeetna float plane dock for a day of fishing a glacier fed creek and lake outside Denali National Park. We had a 25 minute flight out to Chelatna Lake (62.516, -151.475), where the pilot landed and we departed for our fishing in one of the most secluded areas ever. there was no…

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