On way to McKinley Lodge on a coach. As leaving Anchorage floats for Independence Day parade start to arrive for start at 11am.
Passing through Sarah Palin country - the Alaskans seemed to like her for the infrastructure she brought to the State when she was mayor. Although did feel she started to lose the plot when she started to emphasise the caricature of Alaska
Snow fall on mountains overnight. Apparently quite unusual.
Learnt about moose fences on the freeway as many were running on to the road. Over 500 killed this year. Apparently the meat gets given to homeless shelters. Hope the reindeer hot dog Kirsten had yesterday wasn't from this meat!
Willow is now the official start for the annual Dog Sled race. Although Anchorage is the ceremonial start of the race.
Passed fireworks shop selling for 4July celebrations today. Love the sign - 4 July 1776 USA 1 - England 0.
Bus driver decided to hand out a book for us to read as we travelled - not sure on the title "Oh No I am Going To Die"
On our way we have passed a lot of campervans.
The wildflowers are pretty with purple lupins and wildfire flowers prolific.
Arrived at the Mt McKinley Princess Lodge at 11.25am. Mt Mckinley is hidden by clouds.