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McKinley Creekside Cabins presents

Denali Adventure Retreats

A series of retreats that combine learning, growing, and experiencing

with backcountry adventures.

• A three-night two-day nature and art adventure experience.

• No experience required.  • Limited to 12 participants.

• Bring a spirit of adventure while you create, explore and connect with nature.

The first retreat will be "Nature Journaling and the Backcountry with Denali Naturalist Sarah Crowley". 


She is the talented artist behind Raining Joy Arts. For over 10 years she lived and worked in Denali as an artist, educator, and tour guide. Her passion is combining art with her love of nature and the backcountry, especially through nature journaling. She hopes her art inspires people to go out and experience and enjoy the natural world wherever they live!


What is Nature Journaling?

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing or writing in response to nature. This fun, relaxing practice helps you to connect more closely with nature, and results in the creation of your own unique nature journal.


Who Nature Journals?

People of all ages find joy, calm, and fun in creating nature journals. This weekend is for someone who wants to capture the moment (a sunset, a view, a critter, a flower...), and recall observations which would otherwise be forgotten. The entries in your journal can give you inspiration, clarity, and focus... the opportunities to journal are endless.


What will I experience on this Denali Adventure Retreat? 

Sarah will introduce nature journaling to the group with prompts and ideas to get us started. The journal will be a combination of words, images, drawing, ideas, and observations to capture the beauty of nature and our time together. During the weekend, there guided instruction on how to create your personal nature journal. At other times you will be able to enjoy your own space while independently journaling indoors and outdoors.

$99 Deposit Will Hold Your Slot! Limited to 12 participants.

$169/night (based on double occupancy. Single supplement +$99/night) 

Price Includes:

➢ Three nights’ accommodations

➢ Meet & Greet Reception

➢ Campfire & Cocktail Hour

➢ Nature journal & supplies.

➢ Morning Yoga Stretch followed by coffee, tea, & pastries in the pavilion

➢ Two guided hikes and nature journaling sessions including lunch

Nature Journaling & the Backcountry

With Denali Naturalist Sarah Crowley

Denali Highway Red Mountains Flickr-J-Mc

First in our series, more coming soon! 

Photography ~ Mosaics ~ Yoga ~ Nature Journaling ~ Jewelry making ~ 

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