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Jerry Pillarelli | profile | all galleries >> Travel and Nature >> US Travel >> Alaska National Parks Trip - Summer 2015 >> Denali National Park Ė Alaska >> Talkeetna and the Devilís Gorge Ė Alaska tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Talkeetna and the Devilís Gorge Ė Alaska

Images of Talkeetna Alaska and Denali State Park Ė Central Alaska, taken in July 2015.

Talkeetna Alaska was my jumping off point for two of my Alaskan adventures, the K2 flight to the Ruth Amphitheater on Mount McKinley and my jet boat trip up the Chulitna River to Devilís Canyon and the Devilís Horn, the wall of water that is the beginning of a class four rapids.

Unfortunately it was again overcast, which made me realize how lucky I was to see all of Mount McKinley when I took the bus tour through Denali National Park. From the Susitna River the view of the mountain is usually spectacular but on this day we were only able to view a small swatch of the Alaskan Range, an interesting view none the less. Our jet boat trip up the Chulitna River was fascinating but uneventful until we reached the Devilís Gorge and battled our way up to the Devilís Horn, the four foot wall of water that would be our turnaround point. Before making our about-face our pilot held us in place there so we could get pictures and experience the power of the water, impressive indeed.
Wilderness around Talkeetna Alaska
Wilderness around Talkeetna Alaska
Main street in Talkeetna Alaska
Main street in Talkeetna Alaska
Nagleyís all everything store in Talkeetna Alaska
Nagleyís all everything store in Talkeetna Alaska
The Fairview Inn and Saloon in Talkeetna Alaska
The Fairview Inn and Saloon in Talkeetna Alaska
The Alaska Rail Road ďdaily trainĒ passes over the Talkeetna River
The Alaska Rail Road ďdaily trainĒ passes over the Talkeetna River
The Talkeetna River from the Talkeetna River Bridge
The Talkeetna River from the Talkeetna River Bridge
Wilderness view near Talkeetna Alaska
Wilderness view near Talkeetna Alaska
View of the confluence of the Talkeetna, Susitna and Chulitna Rivers from the Talkeetna River Bridge
View of the confluence of the Talkeetna, Susitna and Chulitna Rivers from the Talkeetna River Bridge
Early morning overcast view of the Alaska Range from the Susitna River near Talkeetna Alaska
Early morning overcast view of the Alaska Range from the Susitna River near Talkeetna Alaska
Boarding the jet boat for the trip on the Chulitna River to the Devilís Gorge
Boarding the jet boat for the trip on the Chulitna River to the Devilís Gorge
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
As far as the jet boat can go, the Devilís Horn in the Devilís Gorge
As far as the jet boat can go, the Devilís Horn in the Devilís Gorge
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
The Devilís Horn, class four wall of water on the Chulitna River
Our jet boat pilot navigates the Chulitna River
Our jet boat pilot navigates the Chulitna River
Bald Eagle high up in a tree along the Chulitna River
Bald Eagle high up in a tree along the Chulitna River
Mountains along the Chulitna River
Mountains along the Chulitna River
Another jet boat along the Chulitna River
Another jet boat along the Chulitna River
Tree root system and moss at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Tree root system and moss at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Food storage cache at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Food storage cache at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Trapperís pelt drying stand at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Trapperís pelt drying stand at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Tree root system and plant life at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River
Tree root system and plant life at the trapperís cabin site along the Chulitna River