The Rainy Pass Lodge, at the edge of Puntilla Lake, is considered the oldest continually operating hunting lodge in Alaska, located 120 miles by air northwest of Anchorage. It also serves as a checkpoint in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, 153 miles from the race’s start.

Skwentna, Alaska

The Rainy Pass Lodge, at the edge of Puntilla Lake, is considered the oldest continually operating hunting lodge in Alaska, located 120 miles by air northwest of Anchorage. It also serves as a checkpoint in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, 153 miles from the race’s start.
Photograph by Marc Lester, Alaska Dispatch News/Alamy

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