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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2012, 01:52:01 PM »
San Francisco area.
That's actually a very big problem I've had trying to decide on that.
They say the best time for the aurora borealis is March or September, but chances are the only time I'll have for a serious road trip is in July or August...
Also, I assume (I haven't researched this enough yet) that during the winter you're a lot more limited in the places you could get to and the things you can see / do...
How long do you plan on road tripping for?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2012, 02:16:10 PM »
if you do go August you will love the weather. Best of all the long days rock! We did a 9 hour cruise on friday and had five hours after till shabbos. And that was with early shabbos.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2012, 03:52:40 PM »
How long do you plan on road tripping for?
Probably about two weeks.
Just driving time time from SFO to Alaska is something like 2 1/2 days which should leave about a week or so in AK.

Although right now it's probably closer to wishful thinking than actual planning...

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2012, 03:59:19 PM »
if you are driving to Juneau then it may only be 2.5 days but to get to anchorage etc you have to go around through Yukon Canda which will make it like 4 days.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2012, 04:06:41 PM »
Probably about two weeks.
Just driving time time from SFO to Alaska is something like 2 1/2 days which should leave about a week or so in AK.

Although right now it's probably closer to wishful thinking than actual planning...
There was a lady on the DDFB page that was looking for someone to drive her car one-way from Portland, OR to Fairbanks.
Might want to contact her and negotiate free gas as well and then just use miles to fly back.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2012, 04:27:40 PM »
if you are driving to Juneau then it may only be 2.5 days but to get to anchorage etc you have to go around through Yukon Canda which will make it like 4 days.
Just driving time time from SFO to Alaska is something like 2 1/2 days
According to google maps it's 2 1/2 days from SF to Fairbanks. (how long it actually takes will of course depend on what I want to do along the way)

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2012, 04:28:01 PM »
There was a lady on the DDFB page that was looking for someone to drive her car one-way from Portland, OR to Fairbanks.
Might want to contact her and negotiate free gas as well and then just use miles to fly back.
Thanks, I'll look into it...

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2012, 04:46:05 PM »
There was a lady on the DDFB page that was looking for someone to drive her car one-way from Portland, OR to Fairbanks.
Might want to contact her and negotiate free gas as well and then just use miles to fly back.
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I seem to be having trouble finding it...

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 26, 2012, 06:14:52 PM »
i have done the drive. if you go from california you would actually have to drive west to get to the alcan (alaska/canadian highway), the only paved road into alaska. unless you drive to Seattle and take a ferry with your car underneath. those ferries,also called the poor man's cruise, are still quite expensive. if you drive on the alcan, you drive into haines. take a ferry into Juneau. to drive from there to anchorage or denali is another 12 hours. haines and juneau are magnificent. lots to do with kids. lots of hiking, boating etc... we camped out during the week, hotels very expensive.........

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Summer Fishing in Alaska?
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2012, 03:10:18 PM »
Has anyone done this? Any recommendations or eating suggestions?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 04:18:54 PM »
Thanks for the redirect. I am looking at a trip mainly around fishing, if anyone has done that or has recommendations. I didn't see anything really in the thread.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 09, 2012, 01:09:31 PM »
I just finished a 3day alaska trip. we hit up seward .went on the kenai fjords glacier tour. its amazing out of this world.
Then we drove up 7 hours to denali for the denali national park. its a must do, but quite honestly a bit boring and long for the 6 and half hour bus ride toklat bus shuttle

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2012, 08:47:31 PM »
I just finished a 3day alaska trip. we hit up seward .went on the kenai fjords glacier tour. its amazing out of this world.
Then we drove up 7 hours to denali for the denali national park. its a must do, but quite honestly a bit boring and long for the 6 and half hour bus ride toklat bus shuttle
arent u going on a cross-country amtrak ride now from the west coast all the way back to penn station? let us know how that goes for u please

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2012, 09:26:35 PM »
I booked tickets to Alaska (Anchorage) for next summer. I'd love some suggestions for trips and especially kosher food...
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2012, 09:38:08 PM »
Also for some reason car rentals prices are ludicrously high  :'(
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