The Kenai Penninsula and Denali

IMG_1276We spent several days on the Kenai Penninsula after our stay at Eagle River, right outside of Anchorage. The salmon came in, and the bears and fishermen followed. The Kenai Pennnsula has it all: scenery, coastal areas, and wildlife.

We stayed at a few places, the first called itself the Kenai Riverside Resort. And it does sit on the beautiful azure Kenai River. But the majority of campsites were in a gravel parking lot with little space. We had an end site until a big diesel pusher was parked next to us, with their slides so close to our door that Woolly Bear could not get in because his back hit the bottom of their slide. Needless to say, we had to move!!!!

IMG_1279We moved to the Cooper Creek National Forest Campground, a wonderful wooded, private site with picnic table and fire pit, but no potable water or services. We stayed there until the weekend, when all the sites were reserved. The camp host tried her best to get us a weekend site, but when the salmon are running, the weekends are full!

IMG_1280After being ousted from our site at the Cooper Creek Campground we found no availability on the Kenai. So we headed up to Denali for a few days. We drove the 15 miles vehicles are allowed into Savage River several times, looking for animals. We also spent quite a bit of time at the Denali Visitors Center, one of the most interesting Vistors Center we have seem. Lots of Denali/ Mt McKinley history there!IMG_0432IMG_0436

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