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    • hike wonderlake

      Denali National Park and Preserve Apr 11, 2014 at 2:13 PM


      I want to go to wonderlake for 3 days and take a hike on the backcountry in the south, some of it has t renseingements on southern wonderlake?

      thank you

    • exit glacir for free

      Seward Apr 6, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      Hi, anyone knows if can i hike to te exit glaciar for free , or i must get a guided tour?

    • Historic sites in Sitka

      Sitka Apr 1, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      Can you hop on and off a bus or other transportation to see the different historic sites?

    • Magic Bus - Christopher McCandless

      Alaska Mar 31, 2014 at 8:45 AM


      My name is Gary and I'm currently looking to book an extended trip to travel across America. One of the locations I would like to visit it The 'Magic' Bus just off the Stampede Trail. When would be the safest time of year to hike out to the bus and are there also any tour guides who would accompany heading out there? I just wanted to check as I would rather not go out alone.

      I would be grateful for any information you could give me.



    • Flightseeing over an Alaskan glacier...which one?

      Alaska Yesterday

      I am going on a northbound cruise of Alaska with my wife and in-laws. We are going on the Royal Caribbean 7N Northbound Alaska & Hubbard Glacier cruise.
      It will stop at various ports along the way between Vancouver and Seward. We will fly back from Anchorage. There are many flightseeing excursions over Alaskan glaciers at the various ports during the cruise itinerary. They are of course rediculousy expensive and I will restrict/treat myself to ONLY one. I will be doing it alone or with the wife (the in-laws will not be with us for this period!). But which flightseeing excursion?

      Photography is my
      So I would like to be on a flightseeing excursion that is photoworthy and am ensured a window seat to shoot from, so it is best to be in a helicopter or floatplane where the wing attaches to the top of the fuselage as this doesn't obstruct the view as much as a lower placed wing would.

      So the ports I can flightsee from are Ketchikan (Misty Fjords ), Icy Strait Point (Glacier Bay National Park), Juneau (helicopter over Juneau Icefield or a 5-Glacier Seaplane trip), Skagway (Chilkat Glacier system) or Anchorage (Denali/Mt. McKinley and Ruth & Kahiltna Glaciers).

      I have been to Perito Moreno glacier in Argentina and will soon see various Alaskan glaciers from sea level so with this flightseeing trip I am most interested in aerial shots that best depict the glaciers as rivers of ice. Dramatic mountains are a plus.

      Are there any well heeled travellers here that have been on some of these excursions and can recommend one over the others? Or know of other resourses I can use to find out?

      Sincerest thanks!

    • seward vs homer may 9-13 2014

      Seward Apr 22, 2014 at 7:24 AM

      plannning on kayaking, fishing, cabin camping, and glaciers would be just top it off. which has better weather, seward or homer during early may? both places look beautiful , but which has better scenery? better hikes? scenery is more important to me than wildlife. Any advice appreciated

    • travel by air

      by Devn Online Now Mar 22, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Why aren't there any flights out of Nome in the morning? Tx :)

      3 Answers Apr 7, 2014 at 9:09 PM
    • looking for camp

      by irish425 Online Now Feb 20, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      where can one camp in his and her tents in nome?

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      how did the trucks etc get to Nome?

      by bri4444 Online Now May 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      Was thinking of trying to get my car which is AWD but not a 4x4 up to Nome by ferry this summer, however only way in seems to be by plane. Do the vehicles that are up there come in by ice roads during the winter? If do decide to go now will fly in and just take taxi's and guide services instead, just curious how all the trucks etc up there got there as doubt they would fly them in?

      5 Answers May 17, 2013 at 9:57 PM
    • Renting a vehicle in Nome

      by phoneticSilence Online Now Dec 28, 2005 at 5:54 PM

      I'm planning a trip to Nome, next summer, and i'd like to have a means of transport. The problem is that i'm 19 and too young to really rent a car/truck. Usually you should be 21/25. To be honest, the rentals I have seen there are a little expensive anyway ($80+ per day), but I was wondering if anyone had any bright ideas? I wouldn't mind a quad, if the rental on them wasn't so bad and I could be insured, but obviously it's not ideal if I'm carrying luggage (including a tent) on the back. So, my options seem to be - ask the rental companies if they'll rent me a car even though i'm 19 ("i'll treat it well, honest!"), rent a quad and freeze, buy a car there or pay someone for the use of their car and obviously pay for the insurance whilst i'm driving.

      I should probably set the scene. Like I said, i'm 19. I'm from the UK and will have a full UK license (for less than 1 year though). I'm planning to travel to Nome and stay for around 2-3 weeks. Camping - to save some money and it looks fun. I'm planning on spending a fair bit of time Gold Mining around Nome beach, maybe up the hills a bit too (wherever it's allowed without a permit). I'd like to see surrounding villages/towns in my own time and at my own pace though, so i guess what I'm asking is -

      1: Is there any hope of renting a car/truck/quad that you know of?
      2: Assuming soeone was stu.. kind* enough to lend me their car, would insurance be easy enough to get a hold of?
      3: If I bought a car, would insurance be easy enough and would there be any other bureaucracy to deal with?
      4: Do you live in Nome and want to lend me a car for 2-3 weeks next June/July? =D

      Thanks, Andrew.

      7 Answers Jan 7, 2006 at 2:13 AM
    • Nome Alaska

      by BisbeeAZ Online Now Dec 24, 2003 at 11:56 AM

      Anyone been there is it?

      2 Answers Aug 6, 2005 at 12:35 AM