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January 27, 2020

Hanging out with our friends at Regal Air

We had a great weekend with our friends at Regal Air! Good food, good friends and a big bonfire! Nothing better than that. Check out these photos of the Regal de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver taking off from Chelatna Lake.  

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January 27, 2020

Turn a cup of tea into snow!

Have you ever seen boiling water turn to snow? This amazing effect only happens when the outside tempurature is extremely cold. This past week, we've experienced temperatures below -20ºF! Even though it's so cold, we still enjoy the beauty of Chelatna everyday.   

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April 17, 2019

Bird Watching

Bird watching at Chelatna  The bird life at Chelatna never ceases to amaze. On some days in the Spring, we can see upwards of 20 different species- but we still get some surprises! If you are interested in bird watching or bird life in Alaska, Chelatna is the place to be. We enjoy a diversity […]

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April 17, 2019

The swans are here!

Trumpeter & Tundra Swan Viewing Each spring we look forward to the return of the Trumpeter and Tundra Swans to Chelatna. Once the river begins to melt, the swans flock to the area to begin mating. We usually hear a lot of honking and splashing down by the river which lets us know they have […]

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April 17, 2019

Northern Lights Photography at Chelatna

Northern Lights and Denali Photography Experience Winter in Alaska is the perfect setting for any photographer. With dynamic light all day and the Aurora at night, it’s hard not to get a good photo here! Wayfare Collective took full advantage of the wintertime scenery here at Chelatna Lake for their 2019 Northern Lights Photography Trip.  […]

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June 22, 2018

Great time with great friends!

Had a blast last week with some friends from Tennessee. Thanks to Whitney and Janie for such a fun week!  

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June 22, 2018

Wilderness Watercolor Retreat

We are very excited to announce that we are collaberating with local artist Robin Farmer on a watercolor painting workshop. The workshop will be July 12th through the 16th. Please contact us for more information! 

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May 29, 2018

White Eagle

Last week on numerous occaisions, we've seen a white eagle flying around the lodge. I was finally able to take some photos of it flying around and fighting with another bald eagle. I sent the photographs to Alaska Department of Fish and Game, who shared it with numerous bird and raptor experts around the country. […]

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May 29, 2018

May 27th - Boat in the water!

May 27th, 2018 - The ice on the lake finally broke just enough to put a boat in the water. I also found a 16oz. tall boy beer in one of the empty staff cabins that somehow survived the freeze of winter. Happy day! Tomorrow we hope to be able to navigate down river and […]

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May 16, 2018

Denali Base Camp

This Mother's Day we decided to take advantage of the nice weather and fly up to Denali base camp! A short 25 minute flight from the lodge, Denali base camp sits on the upper part of the Kahiltna Glacier right at the base of Mount Hunter. The fresh sun warmed snow made for a very […]

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