Denali National Park

Fairbanks to Denali on Rail & Horseshoe Lake Hike

Day 1:  Monday, June 24, 2002

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One of my goals for the Alaska trip was to not get behind the wheel of a car on the entire trip.  Transportation for today was via the Alaska Railroad, which has a route from Fairbanks to Anchorage with a stop in Denali.  This was an ideal way for me to get to Denali for my week’s stay there.

The Alaska Railroad Station in Denali 


The highlight of my short hike to Horseshoe Lake (on a trail) was the sighting of a moose having his dinner while wading in the lake.  My 200mm telephoto zoom lens helped capture some good views of him/her.


Horseshoe Lake used to be a bend in the nearby Nenana River, but was cut off from the river when it changed course.



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