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    Alaska

    I am traveling to Alaska in July for two weeks and would be very grateful for any advise you can give on places to see etc. I am flying into Anchorage ,renting a car, and then returning to Anchorage to fly home.

    I am an outdoors person and like hiking, biking, boating etc., and like to photograph Glaciers, Mountains, animals etc.

    Considering I have just two weeks, how much can I realistically see. Driving long distances does not bother me so I intend to cover as much ground as possible. I am thinking of places like Denali N.P. for hiking and Kenai Fjords N.P. for photographing glaciers although if there are possible hikes onto glaciers, I would like that too. I don't think I will go for any hikes longer than one day as time will be short.

    I am at the early stages of planning so hit me with any suggestions you have for a two week itinerary (accessible by car).

    Any help is much appreciated.
    Peter

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    Hi Peter,
    My other interest is mining and of course Alaska was the scene of probably the greatest gold rush in 1897/98. For a good read before you go, I'd recommend tracking down Pierre Berton's "Klondike - The Last Great Gold Rush". It might give you some ideas of places to visit, and even if it doesn't it's a great read. It's probably a good job you are happy about driving as when I looked at some places I might like to visit, the distances were by my standards enormous.
    Hope you enjoy your trip,
    Steve

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    Thanks Steve, that book sounds interesting.

    Peter



 

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