Mt. McKinley from the Hurricane Turn train

July 3, 2014 - 10:25 pm 3 Comments

Well I think we’ve accomplished what we set out to do.  We actually saw Mt. McKinley, and it wasn’t just a peek, it was full blown, in your face, in all it’s glory.  The Hurricane Turn goes 55 miles from Talkeetna toward Denali.  The train is a whistle stop, which means they stop any time a person flags them down.  This train takes the folks living off the grid into town for supplies.   It was quite interesting to see these folks getting on and off.  There was usually someone waiting for them at the stop,and they would have an ATV pulling a little trailer.   The folks would get off the train with huge coolers, boxes, duffel bags, etc.

the scenery was beautiful, and going toward the park, McKinley was shrouded in clouds.   We had just about given up hope of seeing it, when on the way back to Talkeetna, the clouds moved and we had the most spectacular views of the mountain.  The train stopped at the best vantage point, and everyone ran with their cameras to the outside platform.

We just cannot believe we saw such a great view of the majestic Mt. McKinley.

Mt. McKinley

Mt. McKinley


3 Responses to “Mt. McKinley from the Hurricane Turn train”

  1. Lynn Kulas Says:

    Oh what beautiful scenery. Bonnie good job with all the pictures.
    Hope you have a good 4th!!
    Enjoying all the post

  2. Don & Sandie Says:

    Bonnie…..if we ever go back for a third time, I want to ride that train! Great shots of McKinley as well. We did see it up close and personal via landing on the glacier and flew around it another time. Have a happy 4th of July!!!
    Don & Sandie

  3. Don Says:

    Just got back from week at beach last week and this week have been in Miss. Have not been able to follow your blogs until tonight. Looks and sounds like this has been a great trip. Would love some day to do the same. Have fun and stay safe.

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