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Alaska Master Thread
« on: August 22, 2010, 11:33:55 PM »
Anyone have a trip report from alaska?
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Re: Anyone ever been to alaska?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 01:10:55 AM »
No trip report but i was there and can help you if you have any questions

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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2012, 03:41:36 PM »
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2012, 04:58:52 PM »
Was there a year and a half ago. Was awesome. Sheraton in Anchorage took starpoints, and was very nice.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2012, 10:29:58 PM »
+1 I liked the sheraton anchorage when I was there.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2012, 10:46:04 PM »
Another important point: make sure to drive off on the side paths whenever you drive around. I found many beautiful lakes, trails, and fishing spots. Was well worth the extra time I spent.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2012, 11:01:06 PM »
And it is imperative that you rent a 4wd which is allowed off road. The main rental agencies may not allow it so look at the local rental places as well. May be cheaper too!

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2012, 11:04:06 PM »
I found some cheap place for $25 per day. Rates went way up for the specialty cars, IIRC.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 12:00:39 AM »
did you drive the Denali Highway?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 09:37:31 AM »
Don't think so. We drove south from Anchorage to Seward, a few hours drive. We then drove back and took a train up north to Denali. Wasn't worth it. If you can, you should definitely keep your wheels as long as you can, so you can choose where to go.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 12:36:42 PM »
Anyone have a trip report from alaska?
Not yet but I'm hoping to drive there this summer :)

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 12:38:50 PM »
Not yet but I'm hoping to drive there this summer :)
Seriously?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 12:46:15 PM »
Seriously?
Am I serious? yes.
Will it work out? I don't know yet.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2012, 12:49:39 PM »
Am I serious? yes.
Will it work out? I don't know yet.
Where will you be driving from?

Side note, is it better to see Alaska in the summer or in the winter when you can see the Aurora Borealis?
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2012, 01:13:47 PM »
Where will you be driving from?
San Francisco area.

Side note, is it better to see Alaska in the summer or in the winter when you can see the Aurora Borealis?
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...

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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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