Late June 2008 we toured Alaska with Road Scholars Tour. Took the Alaskan Railway from Fairbanks to Denali NP & saw beautiful landscape, moose & caribou.
Rode bus into Denali Park to Kantishna Road House. On bus ride saw all "big 5" (moose, caribou, grizzly, wolf & doll sheep). Kantishna (https://www.kantishnaroadhouse.com/
) was a cozy cute single cabin. Temperature dropped to 38 when we left.
Coopers Landing rafted us on the Kanai river to Kanai Backcountry Lodge (https://www.kenaibackcountrylodge.com
). We stayed in Yukon tents with propane lantern. Community shower is piped from mountain water, cold drinks in canal, 3 awesome meals/day prepared by professional chef. Beautiful hiking trail up the mountain, had to watch for moose & bears. All supplies are carried in by boat.
In Seward we took a tour boat to Resurrection Glacier, watched a glacier calve, otter sleeping on top of the water, humpback whales & dolphin.
We were told about the huge mosquitos but it was overcast most of the time & never experienced bug bits.
Returning to Alaska with our Monty is on my bucket list.