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Train traveling across the trestle

No hiking today as we awoke to a steady pouring rain.  I guess the rain has found us.  Although we have had rain off and on, this is the first rain heavy enough to keep us in since Prince Rupert.  As long as we have the generator running we are snug and warm, but the battery seems to not be holding a charge well so running the gas heater fan drains it quickly.   When the rain let up we decided to do some of the indoor activities offered by the park.  Our first stop was the Visitor Center.  They have a nice display of the plants, animals and other aspects of the park, including its history.  We also watched the brief video about the park showing the park and its residents (animals) during the four seasons. 

When we left the Visitor Center we noticed that the train was in the station heading toward Anchorage.  So, we made our way to the pullout where you can see the train cross the trestle over the Riley Creek. 

After lunch we stopped at the Murie Center of Science and Learning in the park.  They have a few hands on exhibits and present talks in the morning. 

We then made one more run to Savage River looking for wildlife, finding none we returned to the trailer to charge the battery on last time.

Tomorrow we say goodbye to Denali and start traveling south.  Our first stop will be Talkeetna.

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Train traveling across the trestle
Train traveling across the trestle
Blue bells
Blue bells
Bog Candle
Bog Candle
These yellow flowers are plentiful
These yellow flowers are plentiful
Riley Creek
Riley Creek
Denali National Park
photo by: Vikram