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« on: March 20, 2008, 11:10:05 AM »
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I will be traveling to alaska in August, for 32 days

 counting traveling from Boston, and back I think will be like 13 days in the road,

the rest  will be in Alaska,

 I have cabins in haines 4nights/  

kenai 4nights, and denali another 4

what can I do on those places?

 So I have 5 days to go far north.

Will be good idea to go far north (deadhorse) , or go to another place?

even so I will no sleep tin deadhorse, but maybe in  coldfoot.

I do not do tours. I may have some problems with that.

I will be driving a tacoma 4x4 or nissan if the tacoma don't come with goodies for 2009.

Thank You

BlasR
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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2008, 06:38:42 AM »
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Majik,
 

DW Fields Park, Is my favor place to walk my dog..


I like to see bear, moose and be free there.

any tip were to go, without loosing my head.  

Maybe you like to see people from the best place in the world,( Brockton).  let me know if you do.
I can give my cell phone,

Randolph, my mother in law was from there, and my father in law used to have a insure company there. Tosca/ brady ins.

maybe you know them

Thanks

BlasR
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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2008, 09:42:57 AM »
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BlasR,

I would talk with Don Libby of Iron Creek Photography.  He is planning a 6-9 week trip to Alaska.
He might have some good insight where to go and where to stay.


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« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2008, 09:52:15 AM »
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Chris,


Thank You,
I make reservations for cabins  for those 3 places the I'm going ( I pay already),,but I really don't know what can I do there.

I will ask.

Thanks again

Blas
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008, 01:19:56 PM »
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Denali is great, but you will be lucky to have clear weather around Mt. McKinley.

I have had the mosquitos show up in  pictures.

Consider a day or so fishing.

I grew up in the Boston area. My first house was in East Bridgewater.

Have a great trip!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2008, 01:21:14 PM »
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I will be traveling to alaska in August, for 32 days

 counting traveling from Boston, and back I think will be like 13 days in the road,

the rest  will be in Alaska,

 I have cabins in haines 4nights/ 

kenai 4nights, and denali another 4

what can I do on those places?

 So I have 5 days to go far north.

Will be good idea to go far north (deadhorse) , or go to another place?

even so I will no sleep tin deadhorse, but maybe in  coldfoot.

I do not do tours. I may have some problems with that.

I will be driving a tacoma 4x4 or nissan if the tacoma don't come with goodies for 2009.

Thank You

BlasR
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On your drive upon the Alaska Highway, be sure to spend a little time in Northern BC around Muncho Lake and Stone Mountain as the wildlife is abundant.

Also beware of driving at twilight in the Alberta Peace River area as it is known as Moose Alley for good reason.

The road to Haines is great, as is the one to Skagway, You might look at leaving the Alaska Highway at Whitehorse and driving to Skagway; then take the ferry to Haines. Fishing is usually good in Haines and the sockey might be running on the Chilkoot River.

Valdez is well worth the side trip and I believe there is a ferry runs to Kenai from there.

Dick
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2008, 05:20:35 PM »
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I was born in Boston, and though I have spent a decent amount of time in Alaska--thought of moving there after a three month visit but ended up buying a place in northern Newfoundland--and doing lots and lots of photography in Alaska, I am certainly no Majik. (Majik, What the heck are you doing up there?)

My two recommendations:

Denali is one of the most incredible places on the planet, either the first or the second most amazing place in North America along with Yellowstone. I have been there most of August and into Sept., which can be gorgeous and clear. The longer you spend there, the more there is to see. Wolves, grizzlies, caribou just starting the rut, and this mountain that you have to tilt your head to look up at from 26 miles away. It also takes you a few days to overcome  the grizzley fear/lack of trails before you dayhike into the tundra and the hills. You cannot spend too much time at Denali. Let me repeat that: You cannot spend too much time at Denali.

Second, Drive up the Haul Road to Prodhue Bay. There's really nothing in Coldfoot except the faintest dollop of civilization or in Wiseman, but you are just going to stay there maybe. You do get to drive across the Arctic Circle, over the Brooks Range, and see unbelievable scenery, particularly once you cross the Yukon, and maybe lots of wildlife. And you can just walk into the hills at the crest of Brooks Range--Atigun Pass if my memory serves--overlooking the vast flat coastal plain. Spectacular and once in a life-time experience.

Just my two cents.
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« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008, 06:14:27 AM »
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Thank you all

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008, 09:36:10 AM »
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I'm going to alaska next month for two weeks--also going to Kenai (you might visit Homer?)....I stayed at camp Denali near Wonder Lake last visit to alaska--wonderful area to photograph---hike on the tundra, etc.  It's at the end of the 80 mile road into the park.  This time, in addition to a fly in flyfishing lodge in the Bristol Bay area, we are going to McCarthy staying at Kennecott glacier lodge.  Lots to see in this area-namely the historic large Kennecott mine buildings.  You can drive the McCarthy road of take a bush plane into McCarthy which is what we are going to do as rental companies don't allow their rent cars on this road into McCarthy.  The Valdez area is also beautiful as is the alaska ferry ride from Valdez to Kenai area.  eleanor

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I will be traveling to alaska in August, for 32 days

 counting traveling from Boston, and back I think will be like 13 days in the road,

the rest  will be in Alaska,

 I have cabins in haines 4nights/ 

kenai 4nights, and denali another 4

what can I do on those places?

 So I have 5 days to go far north.

Will be good idea to go far north (deadhorse) , or go to another place?

even so I will no sleep tin deadhorse, but maybe in  coldfoot.

I do not do tours. I may have some problems with that.

I will be driving a tacoma 4x4 or nissan if the tacoma don't come with goodies for 2009.

Thank You

BlasR
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2008, 10:38:07 AM »
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Sorry it’s taken so long in joining this post.

We’re in the final stages of packing for the drive from AZ to AK, leaving this Friday (May 16th).  We’ll be taking our time driving up thru Glacier National Park and going into Canada around May 22nd.  The plan is to arrive Fairbanks on or around June 1st and stay there for 8 nights making a trip up to at least Coldfoot if not further north.

Our last day in Fairbanks will be Jun 8th when we go south to Denali where we’ll be there for 8 days before heading further south to Homer.  We’ll be visiting Hallo Bay while in Homer then Seward on the return leg going home.  Our last day in AK should be no earlier than Jun 29th.

We’re traveling in a Ford F350 short bed with a Lance pickup camper.  We’ve got a small sign for Iron Creek Photography on both the camper and rear window on the truck so if anyone sees us please say hi!

We know that this will just be a teaser of a trip and we are already beginning to plan a return trip!

BTW, we plan on posting updates to the trip on our blog….

Sandy & Don
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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2008, 12:15:51 PM »
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PS: Blasr--I live in Duxbury(though right now I am in far northern Newfoundland), or as it is sometimes known, Deluxebury or given how many ex-Brocktonites live there Brockton-by-the-Sea. I know Brockton well and have some good friends there. Have a great trip.
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« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008, 07:22:22 AM »
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I did a trip June/July 2006 in a motorhome from Vancouver BC. Went through Dawson City-Lots of great mining history, then over the Top of the World Highway which is an amazing road along mountain top ridges, it was quite overcast when we went through but still worth the trip. Then made our way across the old Denali Hwy-8 from Paxon Lake which had a ton of great scenery even though we were still mostly in the clouds, not much traffic on this road and you can stop and camp anywhere along the way. Then into Denali for four nights that was one of the highlights of the trip, great hiking,amazing wildlife and actually got some clear shots of McKinnley. we stayed in a campground which is around 30 miles into the park...hard sided campers only allowed there though. If you make it down to Seward check out the Alaska Sealife Center http://www.alaskasealife.org/ they have an aviary full of Puffins etc. and you can take your camera inside for unobstructed shooting, I spent a couple hours in there.
From Homer I took a Bear Viewing trip across to Halo Bay, worth every penny, the other hilight of the trip wondering around amongst a bunch of wild Grizzlies.
Too many stops along the way to mention along the 11000 km trip. Next time I go up it will be in August as the fall colors will be showing then.

Steve.
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008, 07:54:21 AM »
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Thanks again, to all.

Please give more information if you can.

Sabatia,
now you have another friend here, sorry not for to long, I'm looking forward to move back to CA.


Iron Creek,  have a good trip, if you got some information please post it here.

Thanks again

BlasR
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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2008, 06:39:59 AM »
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Some, photos from Alaska,
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