Today we rode 275 miles from Fairbanks to Talkeetna. It started out overcast and around 46°F. Once we past Cantwell, the clouds were gone and the temperature climbed up to 75°F. No heated gear needed. In fact the liners were shed, gloves switched out and zippers opened up. This is the view from the South McKinley (now known as Denali) viewpoint. Nice cloudless view of the mountain.
We got to Talkeetna around 5:30pm or so and went to the city campground on the far side of town next to the Susitna River. We had dinner at the Denali Brewing Company. Delicious food and a nice porter. And even though the town is packed, it wasn't that long of a wait for a table.
This is just one of the many artsy gift shops that are typical of this town. BTW, this year there is tons of LTE signal on both AT&T and Verizon. GCI only had edge so that was a fail.
Artsy moose. There are about four sidecars, Bridget's Prius, one tent trailer and one solo bike here. Three people from Fairbanks, three people from Anchorage, and two from Wasilla. Not a bad turnout.