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Day Eleven - Danali to Copper River

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Breakfast in King Salmon then collect our carry-on to board the coach. Driver Patrick pointed out the important feature that distinguishes a 'bus' from a 'coach' - coaches have a rest room. An important feature on an eight hour journey.

The weather was not particularly inviting, low cloud and drizzly rain. The road for 90% of the journey was unpaved and well worn. The coach barely reached 30 MPH as the driver dodged pot-holes, parked RVs and ATVs. It is moose hunting season (limited to one week here) and there were many hunter's camps set up along the road.

Apart from the spectacular landscape that we travelled through the significant highlight was the Maclaren River Lodge. This small roadhouse provided excellent choices for lunch at very reasonable prices given their insolation and limited season. The bridge across the river provided an uninterrupted view back to the glacier of the same name.

At our arrival at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge we were warmly welcomed by the manager and all veterans were offered a complementary badge. We have dinner booked for 19:50 and I have a headache coming on. Decided to rest up for a few hours. Woke up feeling only marginally better and made it down for dinner. I was certainly washed out when we made it back to the room at 21:15. No time for blogs or uploads.

No WiFi in the room so will need to upload this from the Great Hall.

If you want to look at what I've been up to you can view photo for today by following this link to my main album.
Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 15:32 Archived in USA

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