Out and About in Talkeetna
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started really, really slowly. We took
our time getting started and finally headed out to town after lunch. We walked around town a bit, as the vendors
are starting to set up for the “Moose Dropping Festival” and then went out on
the banks of the
wandered around we came upon the Denali Range Station where those who wish to
climb the mountain must register. They
had a short film about climbing
So we found the cemetery and proceeded to look for the memorial. The cemetery is not well kept and there are some old graves as well as the memorial. One of the graves we discovered was of the gentleman who owned the trapper cabin in town.
several memorials for lost climbers.
Some are for individual climbers and a large board with the names of all
those lost on
We treated ourselves to dinner out tonight at West Rib Café and Pub, named for one of the routes climbers can take up the mountain. After dinner we went back out on the beach and watch the arctic terns flitting around.
Tomorrow is the big Moose Dropping. By the way, they do not drop a moose. They drop what the moose drops. I’m hoping to win $1,500.