Talkeetna, AK – Gateway to Denali

Mt Foraker, Hunter and Denali
Mt. Foraker, Hunter and Denali

Talkeetna, AK is the gateway to Denali. All climbers must start their adventure here. Since 1992, 75 mountaineers from 13 countries who have lost their lives on Denali, Foraker or Hunter are memorialized in the Talkeetna Cemetery.

Ice Axe Grave Marker
Prop Plane Propeller Grave Markers

When we visited in 2016, I noticed the headstones were very creative. Some markers were airplane propellers. There was also a few pairs of ice axes. They must have been approved by the Mayor… By the way did you know the Mayor of Talkeetna is a cat?

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