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Old 06-07-2011, 12:37 PM
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St. George or St. Paul (since I'm not working during this fantasy). I've been to both places and was working the entire time I was in either of them and had no time to wander as I would have wanted.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:21 PM
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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I'd love to have lunch at the best place in Barrow, Sam & Lee's!
I'd also like to down to Cordova for the Shorebird Festival.
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Old 06-07-2011, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by warptman View Post
I'd also like to down to Cordova for the Shorebird Festival.
Ditto that!
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Old 06-07-2011, 06:44 PM
Location: Deltana, AK
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-The gulf ferry route between Juneau and Valdez
-The ferry from Homer to Kodiak, Dutch Harbor, and the villages in between
-Fly to Nome and drive around the road system
-Barrow during the big whaling festival (forget what it's called)
-Fly-in backpacking in Lake Clark, Denali, and Wrangell St. Elias National Parks.
-Fly-in packrafting in Gates of the Arctic National Park and maybe ANWR.
-Float Alsek River from Haines Highway to Gulf Coast.
-Little Norway festival in Petersburg

Oops, "one place." Alaska's a place, right?
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Old 06-07-2011, 08:40 PM
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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My first recreational trip that I want to do is to ride a snowmachine up to the Worthington Glacier and ride around up there. It's an iconic glacier to be sure, and snowmachines are like a 4 wheeler but even more fun. That would be a great trip to do. Can you do that, BTW?
A lot of people (well, a lot for here anyways) ride around in front of it and in that area. That was the first place I rode when I got my snowmachine, because the pipeline service road right there is the first place you can ride before there's enough snow anywhere else. The highway runs right through there, so there's easy access, plus relatively flat terrain for just cruising around, steeper slopes for the hill climbers, etc. It can get pretty tracked up on a big weekend. As for the glacier itself, I wouldn't recommend trying to ride up there if you're not familiar with this kind of environment and somewhat skilled on a snowmachine, or are at least going to be with people who are. There's not anywhere to rent a sled here, either, so there are probably easier/safer ways to get out on the snow somewhere else. If you really want to see Worthington, come in the summer when you can actually see it, and hike up the lateral moraine. Harding Icefield over in Seward and Root Glacier in McCarthy are also places you should check out for that kind of thing.

Speaking of sledding though, we were talking the other day about going over Valdez Glacier up to Eureka Lodge on the Glenn. That would be a great trip. Hopefully this winter our schedules will coordinate with some good weather so we can do it.
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