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Beautiful Downtown Talkeetna, Alaska

I went to SCBWI-Alaska’s Big Thaw writing retreat last weekend. The retreat was the main attraction, but the other one was the location: Sustina River Lodging near Talkeetna, Alaska.

Talkeetna’s main claim to fame is its proximity to Denali, our tallest mountain. Many climbing expeditions catch bush planes from here to start their ascent. But it’s also a charming little town with a mining, trapping, and homesteading past. You can spend time enjoying the little shops and restaurants along Main Street, then look out over the Susitna River at stunning views of Denali if you catch a sunny day like we did. Here are a few photos for you.

The sign says it all!
Nagley’s General Store
A view down Main Street
Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station
Talkeetna Museum
Log-sided U. S. Post Office
Talkeetna Library and Community Center
Susitna River and Denali

I love to share my passion for Alaska and its history in my writing for young adults and their grown ups.

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