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.