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Aiming for Alaska

Alaska by Greg Rodgers

Alaska is our largest state and it would take years to explore all the treasures this magical place has to throw at you. Last year I spent 3 of the most amazing weeks of my life there and I think I left a little piece of my heart in the cold ground when I left.

I leave on Monday, but unfortunately this time around I only have 8 days. I am traveling with my father, an avid outdoorsman, and it has been his childhood dream to go to Alaska. I can’t wait to see the look on his face when we land. :)

This is our loose plan for the trip:

- 2 day float fishing trip through God’s country followed by camping
- Lots of hiking and walking
- Staying in an old trapper cabin on a remote lake
- Explore Anchorage, hang out with my friends up there.
- Drive up to Denali park to Mt. McKinley
- Stay at Tangle Lake and do some fishing in the north

Last but not least, GET A PICTURE OF A BEAR! I diligently hunted bears (almost to the point of stupidity) last year and never encountered one. I did find the remains of salmon a grizzly was eating by the river before he bailed out, but close only counts with hand grenades. :)

3 Responses to “Aiming for Alaska”

  1. Nik says:

    My boyfriend and I leave for a 3 week trip to Alaska this coming Saturday.

    We’re planning on ferrying ourselves+van northbound through the inside passage stopping at Ketchikan, Juneau & Skagway enroute. We then plan to drive to Whitehorse & Dawson City in the Yukon before hitting Denali NP, Fairbanks, Anchorage & Seward.

    We’re thinking of doing;
    - Fly/cruise at Misty Fjords
    - Glacier trek/ice climb in Juneau
    - Kayaking in Seward/Kenai

    Is there anything else you think is a must see/do?

    Nik & Baz

  2. Lyndsey says:

    Don’t get too close to the grizzly bears, I would prefer you to come back in one piece! lol. xxx

  3. Adam Shane says:

    Stupidity is the only thing that’s gonna get you a photo of a bear… but good luck with that. If you lose an arm, maybe you can study the one-handed boxer style in Zengzhou!

  4. Stacy says:

    Have a great trip! We just got back from ours, and I’m slowly catching up on emails and favorite blogs. I’m looking forward to reading about your experiences in Alaska.

  5. Lyndsey says:

    Be sure to get a photo of the whopper that you catch….otherwise it will join the “one that got away” stories…lol. xxx

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