Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Great Northern Adventure, Day 9: A River Runs Through It

Awoke to fog and light rain.  Met at the main lobby  at 7:30 for our rafting excursion (exertion, as Zoe would say.)  The four of us plus Kayley and Krista  signed up for the canyon tour, class III-IV rapids.  We had drysuits, hats, and gloves, so we stayed dry, though chilly.

The rafting was great, and so was our guide, Cassie.  Tristan got her to sign a river rock for him, as his his rafting tradition.  I recorded some of it on Jennifer's Flip, using her new waterproof case.  It was an awesome experience.

We got back to the hotel at 11, and met our bus at 11:15 for the short ride to the train depot.  We had a short wait, then boarded the big domed McKinley Explorer trains for the eight-hour ride to Anchorage.  We brought snacks so we could avoid the high lunch and dinner prices in the dining car.
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