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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #466 on: January 23, 2018, 06:45:15 AM »
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #467 on: July 08, 2018, 12:46:11 PM »
Has anyone done Alaska with a 2-year-old? We plan on a ten-day trip.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #468 on: July 08, 2018, 04:20:08 PM »
Has anyone done Alaska with a 2-year-old? We plan on a ten-day trip.

IMO might be difficult with a 2 year old. I did Alaska for a few days with my older boys (14 and 11). Most things in Alaska involve hiking, fishing, glaciers, etc., so may be difficult for a 2 year old.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #469 on: July 08, 2018, 04:40:57 PM »
Yah I know it might be difficult, but I had the miles and my son will be turning 2 soon after the trip, taking advantage of his last free flight:)

So just looking for what can be done...

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #470 on: July 12, 2018, 12:16:57 AM »
We spent an amazing 2 weeks there when our youngest was about 9 months and were able to do just about everything we wanted.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #471 on: July 13, 2018, 12:04:55 AM »
Can you post your itinerary or the things you did there? Better yet a TR:)

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #472 on: July 13, 2018, 11:48:57 AM »
IMO might be difficult with a 2 year old. I did Alaska for a few days with my older boys (14 and 11). Most things in Alaska involve hiking, fishing, glaciers, etc., so may be difficult for a 2 year old.

Anywhere is difficult with a 2 year old. 

You can hike with 2 year old in a carrier. Actually easier than a 4 year old.


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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #473 on: July 13, 2018, 12:18:54 PM »
2 is difficult anywhere   ;D ;D ;D ;D

We have done quite a few hikes with him, we did a 9-mile hike when he was 9 months, but he was mostly in a stroller. Last year we did northern California, we had him in a baby carrier, I think the longest hike we did was 3 miles though. This year he will be heavier and I am not sure if our baby bajorn which is a front carrier is the best. He can walk, but not more than a mile at a time...

No having been to Alaska, I just don't know about all the activities for him, will he be able to handle those rocky 8-hour cruise boats? A flight? Matanuska Glacier?

I would love to hear from someone who did Alaska with a baby... And from someone who has done hiking with a two-year-old what carrier they used. I tried on one of those back carriers where they sit, but it was really uncomfortable... Could be the brand

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #474 on: July 13, 2018, 12:44:16 PM »
2 is difficult anywhere   ;D ;D ;D ;D

We have done quite a few hikes with him, we did a 9-mile hike when he was 9 months, but he was mostly in a stroller. Last year we did northern California, we had him in a baby carrier, I think the longest hike we did was 3 miles though. This year he will be heavier and I am not sure if our baby bajorn which is a front carrier is the best. He can walk, but not more than a mile at a time...

No having been to Alaska, I just don't know about all the activities for him, will he be able to handle those rocky 8-hour cruise boats? A flight? Matanuska Glacier?

I would love to hear from someone who did Alaska with a baby... And from someone who has done hiking with a two-year-old what carrier they used. I tried on one of those back carriers where they sit, but it was really uncomfortable... Could be the brand

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #475 on: July 13, 2018, 12:53:54 PM »
2 is difficult anywhere   ;D ;D ;D ;D

We have done quite a few hikes with him, we did a 9-mile hike when he was 9 months, but he was mostly in a stroller. Last year we did northern California, we had him in a baby carrier, I think the longest hike we did was 3 miles though. This year he will be heavier and I am not sure if our baby bajorn which is a front carrier is the best. He can walk, but not more than a mile at a time...

No having been to Alaska, I just don't know about all the activities for him, will he be able to handle those rocky 8-hour cruise boats? A flight? Matanuska Glacier?

I would love to hear from someone who did Alaska with a baby... And from someone who has done hiking with a two-year-old what carrier they used. I tried on one of those back carriers where they sit, but it was really uncomfortable... Could be the brand
1) Check out alaska.org for ideas on general things to do.

2) There are two main coupon books.  You can see what's included on their websites.  toursaver.com (half price now) and alaska-discounts.com

3) Call the places you want to do things with and find out their policies regarding 2 year olds.

4) Take a good stroller, with large wheels

5) Backpack carriers are good for 2 year olds.  We used a Kelty.  Just make sure it is adjusted well.  It shouldn't hang at all.

6) Shorter cruises are available, but if you want to do a longer one, do it early in your trip, when kiddo is going to be jetlagged and more likely to sleep through the boring parts.
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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #476 on: July 13, 2018, 12:56:18 PM »
2 is difficult anywhere   ;D ;D ;D ;D

We have done quite a few hikes with him, we did a 9-mile hike when he was 9 months, but he was mostly in a stroller. Last year we did northern California, we had him in a baby carrier, I think the longest hike we did was 3 miles though. This year he will be heavier and I am not sure if our baby bajorn which is a front carrier is the best. He can walk, but not more than a mile at a time...

No having been to Alaska, I just don't know about all the activities for him, will he be able to handle those rocky 8-hour cruise boats? A flight? Matanuska Glacier?

I would love to hear from someone who did Alaska with a baby... And from someone who has done hiking with a two-year-old what carrier they used. I tried on one of those back carriers where they sit, but it was really uncomfortable... Could be the brand
I have hiked matanuska glacier( without a kid) and I can't see it working out while carrying a kid.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #477 on: October 14, 2018, 07:14:58 PM »
United will be starting daily Newark (EWR) to Anchorage (ANC) service from Thursday June 20th.

UA1747 EWR to ANC departing 3:50PM arriving 4:40PM

UA1748 ANC to EWR departing 8:50PM arriving 5:20AM

Flights will be on the 757-200 with 16 lie-flat seats in J.



The past few years, flights EWR-ANC were Saturday only.

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #478 on: May 21, 2019, 06:14:49 PM »
After reading this thread  I still have a few questions
1) how bad is McCarthy road by wrangell st elias park?
And do I have to drive all the way to the end to experience it?
2)can I do the katmai flight to see the bears and lake Clark in one day?

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Re: Alaska Master Thread
« Reply #479 on: May 21, 2019, 07:47:21 PM »
After reading this thread  I still have a few questions
1) how bad is McCarthy road by wrangell st elias park?
And do I have to drive all the way to the end to experience it?
2)can I do the katmai flight to see the bears and lake Clark in one day?
McCarthy Road is explicitly forbidden by most of the rental car companies.  I spoke with a ranger at Wrangell that said there were Mom and Pop type places in Anchorage that allow it.  I think I saw one place listed on alaska.org.  That is an excellent resource.  There are also companies that will drive you out there for the day, or fly you out.  I can't see a reason to do only part of the road.

Katmai and Lake Clark in a day? No.  I only know of day trip and overnight options to Katmai, but that may have changed since I was there. Why the rush?
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