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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #480 on: October 06, 2019, 01:07:14 AM »
i know im crazy and whoever cares is gonna start yelling...
im booked in mid november (yes november) for 2 days (yes only 2 days) to anchorage
coming back from hawaii, im landing tues morning in anc and departing thurs morning
i love cramming (i know everyone else hates it, but i like it)
i dont mind diving a bunch of hours to see things
how can i fill up 2 days to make the most out of,
to top it off i dont wanna pay $400-500 for single activities
id love to stick in dog sledding along the way.
how do i plan this???
The answer to your question in a nutshell is that anything you can cram into those 2 days (within driving distance to ANC) is most likely closed in November.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #481 on: October 06, 2019, 06:22:22 PM »
The answer to your question in a nutshell is that anything you can cram into those 2 days (within driving distance to ANC) is most likely closed in November.
so i should just park myself in the airport and wait 2 days till my flight out?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #482 on: October 06, 2019, 08:13:09 PM »
so i should just park myself in the airport and wait 2 days till my flight out?
You said you wanted to go dogsledding.  I gave you a resource where you can find info on that as well as on some other things you can do in November, but sure, parking yourself at the airport is definitely a valid alternative.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #483 on: October 07, 2019, 03:58:53 PM »
i know im crazy and whoever cares is gonna start yelling...
im booked in mid november (yes november) for 2 days (yes only 2 days) to anchorage
coming back from hawaii, im landing tues morning in anc and departing thurs morning
i love cramming (i know everyone else hates it, but i like it)
i dont mind diving a bunch of hours to see things
how can i fill up 2 days to make the most out of,
to top it off i dont wanna pay $400-500 for single activities
id love to stick in dog sledding along the way.
how do i plan this???
there's dogsleding all over I believe even in anc itself another thing to do is drive to Fairbanks to see the northern lights and then go Chena hot springs around 1half from Fairbanks just be careful on drive up because alot of spots have no service and not to many gas stations open so fill up whenever possible and buy a Jerry can. The craziest part is your going to be going from Hawaii weather to Alaska weather its gonna feel even colder

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #484 on: October 07, 2019, 05:07:53 PM »
there's dogsleding all over I believe even in anc itself another thing to do is drive to Fairbanks to see the northern lights and then go Chena hot springs around 1half from Fairbanks just be careful on drive up because alot of spots have no service and not to many gas stations open so fill up whenever possible and buy a Jerry can. The craziest part is your going to be going from Hawaii weather to Alaska weather its gonna feel even colder
thanx. u know of a place i can do dogsledding for cheap?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #485 on: October 09, 2019, 11:15:21 PM »
Thers a place in Fairbanks Aurora adventure for $120 or 8k ultimate rewards. I cant verify their good you would have to compare to the other places. another thing to do is go to matanuska glacier they only have guided tours in winter but it's very cool and the glen highway on the way is one of the nicest drives you will ever have and if your willing to drive a hour further west with a clear sky there's a unbelievable view of wrangell mt drum on the road I'll post a pic . As I said before there's a big chance of seeing northern lights in Fairbanks and chena hot springs and there's a ice museum right there
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #486 on: October 09, 2019, 11:29:57 PM »
Thers a place in Fairbanks Aurora adventure for $120 or 8k ultimate rewards. I cant verify their good you would have to compare to the other places. another thing to do is go to matanuska glacier they only have guided tours in winter but it's very cool and the glen highway on the way is one of the nicest drives you will ever have and if your willing to drive a hour further west with a clear sky there's a unbelievable view of wrangell mt drum on the road I'll post a pic . As I said before there's a big chance of seeing northern lights in Fairbanks and chena hot springs and there's a ice museum right there

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #487 on: October 10, 2019, 12:36:21 AM »
Matanuska is epic, can't recommend it enough. @m65 see my TR for a write up.
i does sound out of this world, do u think i can squeeze in talkeetna and Matanuska into 2 days?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #488 on: October 10, 2019, 12:37:13 AM »
Thers a place in Fairbanks Aurora adventure for $120 or 8k ultimate rewards. I cant verify their good you would have to compare to the other places. another thing to do is go to matanuska glacier they only have guided tours in winter but it's very cool and the glen highway on the way is one of the nicest drives you will ever have and if your willing to drive a hour further west with a clear sky there's a unbelievable view of wrangell mt drum on the road I'll post a pic . As I said before there's a big chance of seeing northern lights in Fairbanks and chena hot springs and there's a ice museum right there
is mid november winter?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #489 on: October 10, 2019, 12:55:44 AM »
For matuasuka it is. Forsure you say you like to move just remember you have around 6 hours of sunlight. what you plan  on doing in talkeetna?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #490 on: October 31, 2019, 02:11:40 PM »
ok. i pretty much decided im taking 1 area, which can be over a 2-3 hour drive, and gonna spend the 2 days over there.
can i hear opinions on what u guys think is the most well worth it?
talkeetna? prince william sound? matanuska? or anything else?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #491 on: November 11, 2019, 03:20:51 PM »
I'm a little  confused does  prince William sound have any tours in the winter? and you said orginally you like to move but then you said you want to travel 2 hours ? I personally would drive to Fairbanks and see the northern light if they appear and do dogsleding with chena hot springs, ice museum nearby . Matanuska in my opinion is a few hour activity definently not a 2 day trip and talkeetna is basically a airplane hub to see Denali np but they only have one tour in the winter and i wouldn't bank on it considering even the summer many flights are canceled.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #492 on: November 11, 2019, 04:37:54 PM »
I'm a little  confused does  prince William sound have any tours in the winter? and you said orginally you like to move but then you said you want to travel 2 hours ? I personally would drive to Fairbanks and see the northern light if they appear and do dogsleding with chena hot springs, ice museum nearby . Matanuska in my opinion is a few hour activity definently not a 2 day trip and talkeetna is basically a airplane hub to see Denali np but they only have one tour in the winter and i wouldn't bank on it considering even the summer many flights are canceled.

The glacier landing flight we did last summer was one of the big highlights of our trip.  If you are able to do it, I would highly recommend it.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #493 on: November 11, 2019, 09:09:44 PM »
There's no option for a glacier landing from the regular providers in the winter besides in the summer when i was there they weren't able to land the two days i was there. On a side note how do you upload pics mine are always to big

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #494 on: November 11, 2019, 09:26:57 PM »
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