Alaska IV
July 11 - July 16, 2019




River's Edge Resort in Fairbanks




Old reception building and breakfast hall




Duckies in the river




Visiting our cabin




Carving sticks with their new jackknives




Mama discovered some raspberry bushes nearby




Yumm




Still smokey out there




Wild amimals along the road




Hiking just before reaching Chena Hot Springs




Resting




Angel rock




Climbing up




Kings of the rock




Quite steep uphill




Difficult climb




Peter and Mama




Philip




Peter ahead




Shelter under a rock




Cloudy and rainy




Snacks




Relaxing on the rocks




Cool hiker kids




Cave




Heading down in the rain




Arriving Chena Hot Springs




Still raining




Lunch




Going out to the hot springs




Ice museum only open by tour




We decided to skip it and drive back to Fairbanks




Healthy dinner at our cabin




With dessert




A stop in Denali National park




With clear skies after the rains




Back to our favorite river spot




More crabby patties in the making




Clear river




Wildflowers




Of different colors




A picture with mama




With papa




The parents




Nice trail




Napping while we drive




A scenic vista point (we could not see Denali...)




Back in Talkeetna




Oldest hut in town




Dinner at the super good Wildflower restaurant




Yumm!




Evening trip to a lake close by




Lifeguards in training




The lake is ours




Kids having fun




Swimming out




Enjoying some cartoons in our LoveLee mini cabin




Back at the lake the next morning




The training continues




Let's rescue mama




Philip got me back




Iditarod headquarters




At the Iditarod husky ranch




The puppies are adorable




I can't get enough of them




The kids go in their cage to cuddle more with them




We decided to go on a ride




The dogs really want to go




You can hear their excitement




Petting one after the ride




So wild and smart




Back with the puppies




This one really likes Peter




I am so happy they like them too




Sniffing and climbing




My second best part of the trip




Boarding Anchorage




To King Salmon on the Katmai peninsula




Killing time before our next plane leaves




Our first attempt to Brooks Lodge




We had to abort after half an hour




The weather was too rough for the small plane




A few more hours, and a bigger plane, later




We made it this time




Lake landing, with bears on the beach




First stop is a mandatory bear safety orietation




Then heading out to the boardwalk




Stopping at designated overview spots




There is one




Pretty close




Going on a 1.2 mile hike in the rain




To a better bear-viewing platform




Mama bear with her cubs just below us




Trying to go in




The cubs in




They are here for the salmon




It's raining quite hard




Even more bears upstream




We had to wait for a spot




Closest to the waterfall




Wating patiently as the salmon try to go upstream




There is one salmon trying to fly




Didn't make it up




Christof's favorite part of the trip




Mama and Philip walked back to the lodge




To warm up




Papa and Peter joined later




Then exploring the surroundings




Native dwelling




Pit house




Modern day storage hut




Heading back to the take-off lake




Alaska's third largest lake




It cleared up nicely




On our way to King Salmon




King Salmon airport




Eating a quick bite




Boarding our plane to Anchorage

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