Total ABA Species Recorded During 2010 - 731

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

North to Denali National Park

We took our time getting going in the morning. First we had breakfast at the “Russian Tea Room” across the street. Even though the Puffin Inn offers a small breakfast, we chose to splurge at a place where fruit and yogurt were available. Then came the major step of reorganizing our stuff for the five days on the road, leaving the remainder in storage until our return to Anchorage. Finally we hit the road with John at the wheel of our rental, a boxy Ford pseudo-station wagon, heading north on the Parks Highway toward Denali NP. We made a couple of scenic stops, that included sightings of Bonaparte’s Gull, an arctic tree nester, (web photo) and Greater Yellowlegs, and a few pit stops, but we got to the park in plenty of time to arrange our bus trip for the following day. On the way back to Cantwell where our motel is located we decided to stop and have our dinner at the “229” a very fine dining experience. All of the food we were served was excellent and we topped off dinner with a fruit tart. Back at the motel we checked in and crashed. It had been a long day with no new birds.

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