tigerlilly wrote:Family vacation in Alaska this year. Woohooo Can't wait.
Mid June, 12 days.
2 kids in tow .... (11 & 13yrs)
Arriving/Departing from Anchorage
Heeeelp! I'm trying to narrow it down.
Where is a good place to see critters?....or how to get an up close and personal view of a brillant blue glacier? or to see a cool ice cave?
Would goofing around Denali be OK? or would bus ride be too long? Are there hut to hut trail systems?
I've been to Homer, Seward, Ketchikan, McGrath, King Salmon, Kotzebue
lcarreau wrote:My spouse and I are traveling to Nome this summer ... any thoughts on Nome? Gotta bring our poles for this one.
Tonka wrote:lcarreau wrote:My spouse and I are traveling to Nome this summer ... any thoughts on Nome? Gotta bring our poles for this one.
I spent 6 weeks in Nome at the Polaris Hotel and liquor. Their slogan is a drunk cat in a Martini glass, here I'll show you a pic. If you have transport a drive all the way to both Council and Teller are well worth it. Do you drink??
Denali does offer your one pretty sure bet of seeing bears, and the bus ride can work with kids if they are really into critters. For marine critters, go for Kenai Fiords, esp the tours that include Chiswell Islands. For moose, try biking the Anchorage coastal trail from Point Woronzoff south to Kincaid Park. Dall Sheep are on the cliffs at the Anchorage end of Turnagain Arm. The Rainbow Peak hike, also on Turnagain Arm, has a reasonably high return on a variety of wildlife sightings (bear, sheep, moose, lynx, eagles), but on some trips you won't spot anything. Binocs help, of course.tigerlilly wrote: Where is a good place to see critters?....Would goofing around Denali be OK? or would bus ride be too long?
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