Kantishna: the heart of Denali

Kantishna Air Taxi treated us to amazing views on our way to Skyline Lodge in Kantishna. Oh, what an experience! 

We were greeted by Matt, the resident artist at Skyline, and quickly immersed in fabulous views on the valley and Matt's art. Dinner was beautiful, fresh, and delicious. The chef presented us with the best salmon that I have ever eaten. After watching the sunset on the valley, we tucked so we could catch the early bus for our hike the next day. 


After breakfast, we headed to McKinley Bar Trail for a hike. The sky was clear and we had  spectacular views of Denali, the tundra, and wildlife. We met some very nice people from Baltimore to whom can't begin to express my gratitude. The trail was well groomed but very rocky in spots and mom's hip began bothering her. On the way back from the trail end, Mom was very wobbly and in pain. They stayed with us and ensured her safety the entire hike back out. 


We took the Denali Park bus to the park entrance to retrieve the Subie and head for the ferry. Along the way we saw Polychrome Pass, wolves, caribou, and much more. Once back at the Subaru, we headed for Tok.