Denali weather: High 52, low 48, Rain off and on all day, with lots of low clouds
Steps walked: This count is in question. We're not sure if the ATVs messed something up or if there was a malfunction with our Fitbits, but either way, the numbers seem a bit weird. Nevertheless, here they are: Shaun - 15,760 steps, 163 floors climbed; Shannon - 13,492 steps, 105 floors climbed
Critter count: Nothin' : (
This was our bonus day in Denali. We had originally set this day aside to take the helicopter ride around The Mountain, but we decided to do that out of Talkeetna, which meant we had to give up a day in Anchorage but gain a day in Denali. It worked out just fine because we had today to just have fun.
We finished the night eating at the world famous Salmon Bake Restaurant (at least that's what it says on the sign). Shannon ate yak quesadillas! She wins the prize for the most adventurous cuisine so far. I want to make sure I get credit for the buffalo I had the other night though. I'm not a very adventurous eater, so the salmon, reindeer sausage, elk, and buffalo I've eaten are taking a walk on the wild side for me for sure. I actually had reindeer sausage for lunch again today. I really like it....it's kind of spicy...just like me!
Since we'll be leaving Denali tomorrow, we had to reconnoiter our luggage because we want to do a 5-mile hike tomorrow up to a lake in the park, so we're going to send our luggage to the train when we check out and then catch up with it at 4pm when the train leaves. I'm a little nervous about this, but we figure these hotels do this all the time, so it'll be fine. If not, we'll just have to come back down in our car from Fairbanks.