|the main attraction in Talkeetna ~ Mt. McKinley as seen on a clear day|
|(clockwise) our raft by the river, fall colors against the cool blue mountain range, bear tracks on the sand, floating along the Chulitna river|
|the eagles we saw along the Chulitna River|
We enjoyed walking around downtown Talkeetna with its many charming souvenir and gift shops. I read that the location or setting for the tv series Northern Exposure, the fictional town of Cicely, was patterned after Talkeetna. The actual filming location, however, was somewhere in Washington. Shown above are just two of the cute shops I saw. Shown below is a local Alaskan art gallery.
|shown above, West Rib sign, the bar by the entrance, caribou chili, specialty dark beer and a portion of the restaurant menu|
|colorful flowers welcomed visitors in Denali and Talkeetna|