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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #520 on: July 19, 2020, 05:34:35 PM »
$162 per person for the Denali bus tour makes sense? Is this the price?
https://reservedenali.ahlsmsworld.com/ReserveDenali/Plan-Your-Trip/Tour-And-Activity-Search/Results

https://www.nps.gov/dena/planyourvisit/shuttles.htm

$43.50 for "shuttle" bus to Eilesen. If I had time, I would do it 2 days if you can stand that much time on a school bus. Each day can be so different and it increases your chances of seeing wildlife and possibly Denali being visible

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #521 on: July 19, 2020, 06:07:45 PM »
Anyone familiar with any car\RV companies that offer drivers cars\RV  to be driven from AK to the lower 48 for free in order to return the cars or RV's?
Cannot get across the Canadian border even if you find something like that. I have only seen options for taking campers to AK, not from

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #522 on: July 19, 2020, 06:10:00 PM »
Seward is 2:20 or so from ANC and you can take a boat there for whale watching and to see the glaciers of Kenai Fjords NP

Just be aware that there is one road and if/when there is an accident the road can be closed for hours at a time. We were stuck at a dead stop for 6 hours  earlier this month due to a crash

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #523 on: July 19, 2020, 06:13:08 PM »
Ketchikan or Juneue for a day or 2? Or somewhere else that can fly From ANC?

Have you considered Fairbanks?  You can take the train there

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #524 on: July 19, 2020, 06:23:15 PM »
Cannot get across the Canadian border even if you find something like that. I have only seen options for taking campers to AK, not from

Transit from US48 to Akaska via Canada is allowed so long as it is direct.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #525 on: July 19, 2020, 06:27:08 PM »
Transit from US48 to Akaska via Canada is allowed so long as it is direct.

I thought that's only if you have documentation that you're going to your home in AK or going there for essential business, such as front-line health workers. Are you sure you're allowed to transit Canada just to get to AK for leisure?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #526 on: July 19, 2020, 06:28:11 PM »
I thought that's only if you have documentation that you're going to your home in AK or going there for essential business, such as front-line health workers. Are you sure you're allowed to transit Canada just to get to AK for leisure?

I didn't see that caveat when I looked into this, but you might be right.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #527 on: July 19, 2020, 06:48:31 PM »
I didn't see that caveat when I looked into this, but you might be right.
I thought that's only if you have documentation that you're going to your home in AK or going there for essential business, such as front-line health workers. Are you sure you're allowed to transit Canada just to get to AK for leisure?
I've heard and read this is correct but it's most likley YMMV at the border crossing.

@Something Fishy  is a seaplane the only option for brook falls this year?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #528 on: July 19, 2020, 07:01:46 PM »
@Something Fishy  is a seaplane the only option for brook falls this year?

Until at least Aug 10th, yes.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #529 on: July 21, 2020, 07:43:08 AM »
In case you didn't make sure they're there in August officially it's real down month for bears there

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #530 on: July 21, 2020, 07:45:42 AM »
Seward is 2:20 or so from ANC and you can take a boat there for whale watching and to see the glaciers of Kenai Fjords NP
matanuska glacier kj is full day trip trip that's really pushing it on friday

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #531 on: July 26, 2020, 02:17:01 PM »
Which company would you recommend to see Grizzlies catching fish anywhere in the Anchorage, seaward or Matsunaka area. More concerned withthe best co rather than best price. Thanks

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #532 on: July 26, 2020, 02:46:48 PM »
You're not going to be able to (reliably) see grizzlies catching fish in any of those locations. We did a hike called Russian Creek that's supposed to have decent odds, but no luck, though we did see the salmon jumping, which was cool, and we saw a grizzly on the road nearby. To see the bears, you'll need to fly to Lake Clark or Katmai NP (though flights leave from the areas you mentioned). Ask @Something Fishy for more details and recommendations.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #533 on: July 26, 2020, 03:14:04 PM »
Thanks for your reply. I understand that i need to fly. My question is which one is the best tour?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #534 on: July 26, 2020, 04:13:02 PM »
Until at least Aug 10th, yes.
Read online you can rent your own boat in king Salmon if you feel comfortable with that and cross the naknek lake yourself

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #535 on: July 26, 2020, 11:00:00 PM »
Which company would you recommend to see Grizzlies catching fish anywhere in the Anchorage, seaward or Matsunaka area. More concerned withthe best co rather than best price. Thanks

Also, which co would you recomend for whitwater rafting? 

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #536 on: July 28, 2020, 05:58:36 AM »
Thanks for your reply. I understand that i need to fly. My question is which one is the best tour?
flying to katmai is the best option especially time wise you'll have all day to see them

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #537 on: August 06, 2020, 09:47:43 AM »
 I'm interested in going to Alaska next week. Does anyone know if there are set minyanim that I can rely on?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #538 on: August 07, 2020, 03:59:24 AM »
I'm interested in going to Alaska next week. Does anyone know if there are set minyanim that I can rely on?

Maybe ANC and Palmer  for shabos @Chabad otherwise No minyanim in AK

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #539 on: August 07, 2020, 06:09:05 AM »
Maybe ANC and Palmer  for shabos @Chabad otherwise No minyanim in AK

Chabad is closed.
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