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Old 05-25-2016, 01:46 PM   #15
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We visited Alaska in 2011 w/o the Airstream. Flew in, rented car, drove around, flew home.

If your so inclined, a really interesting side trip is to helicopter onto a glacier and stay overnight. we did this, slept in a 'tent-cabin' and flew back the next day. the guys doing this had dog sled teams (and puppies) and we went for a real dog-sled tour.

a real Alaskan experience.

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some of the non-glacier dog-sled tours only use wheeled sleds if there isn't enough snow - be sure to ask.

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Old 05-26-2016, 07:36 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by akjam View Post
https://www.nps.gov/wrst/learn/histo...c-landmark.htm Kennecott is another great place to visit ...
Thanks everybody for all the great information so far! We'd heard about Kennecott Mines elsewhere and have a couple of questions about touring the site. First, and please correct me if I'm wrong, we'd read that the processing plant tour is fairly physically demanding and includes a 14 story stair climb. Does anyone know if this tour is still available? Although the climb itself will not be an issue from a fitness standpoint, one of us is prone to vertigo. Climbing things like the Washington Monument in DC, the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown on Cape Cod, MA, and such like pose a problem. For those who have done this tour, do you think the 14 stories will pose a vertigo issue? Open staircases where you can look out and down are the biggest concern.

Second, we've read that one might be better advised to take shuttle busses
to Kennecott rather than trying to drive even one's TV as the road is a hairy scary gravel experience. Has anyone done the shuttle and is our information correct? Thanks.

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Old 05-30-2016, 06:54 PM   #17
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Buzz bomb a glacier in a bush place with O Fortuna blasting over the ipod....

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On the bucket list:

Buzz bomb a glacier in a bush place with O Fortuna blasting over the ipod....


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