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Hi, I'm Alaska bound and would appreciate comments and suggestions on my plan so far. We're a couple travelling in a rental car. We ;ole activities, small to medium hiking (that would be all i could convince my boyfriend to do! OK he only wants small), stunning vistas, animal sights, cheap and cheerie eats.....
Accommodation, car, ferry pretty much booked - now to fill in the blanks....

A few questions i have
31 Aug - Anchorage - I have found a random group of ideas so put them all down for now. Is the sled dog rodeo worth it, or is the Denali free demo as good?
What would you do in one day?
1 Sept - Flight See from Talkeetna - 1 day after Northern lights coupon expires :O( Emailed in case they would honour it. Can i ask what happens if it's a no fly day for scenic flights. Do you get a refund? Found an amazing looking full day ATV (quad bike) tour from Palmer. Maybe an alternative? it's Alaska Backcountry adventure tours
3-Sept - Is the Mt Healy overlook trail a good walk?
5- Sept - Looks busy but half are scenic stops - it's another random group of ideas day at the moment. Is it fun to pan for Gold?, any recommended short hikes?
6-Sept - Scenic stops or short walks?
7-Sept - (Bear viewing as a back up if we haven't seen any) - chilling day - Is a cycle on the spit a good option?
8th Sept - More doggy options - Good husky visit here or you have the crazy hele-snow sled which costs a bomb but must be pretty unique? (i doubt you can but if you can compare to denali scenic flight what would you do. Actually i can't afford it but i still want to know ;O)
10th Sept - Any good options for afternoon/early evening in Valdez?
12th Sept - THE stops on the way?

AND what have i missed that i'll kick myself for??!!


DATE LOCATION ACTIVITY
30-Aug FLY Leave London 14.25, arrive Alaska 00.40 (31/08)
stay Anchorage

31-Aug Anchorage (IDEAS) National Heritage centre, Flat top mt.Bear and raven theatre, Eagle River Nature Center (Beavers or Albert looop) Seaveys sled dog rodeo
Stay Anchorage

1-Sep Anchorage to Denali Talkeetna - flight seeing trip/ day quad trip. Sth Denali View Point. Veterans memorial, Byers lake
Stay Grizzly Hotel

2-Sep Denali National Park 6.45 am Shuttle bus to Wonderlake
Stay Grizzly

3-Sep Denali National Park Dog sled demo, Mt Healy overlook trail
Stay Grizzly

4-Sep Denali to Anchorage Palmer - Alaska State Fair
Stay Anchorage

5-Sep Anchorage to Hope (IDEAS) Bore tide, Turnargain Arm, Potter Marsh, Beluga pt, Mcgugh picnic area, Girdwood tram, Winner creek trail - hand tram, crow creek mine. Byron Glacier trail head (1mile) at Portage Glacier, Wildlife centre
Stay Black bear bnb, Hope

6-Sep Hope to Homer Kenai river, Ninilchick Church, Eagle point
Stay Seaside farm,Homer

7-Sep Homer Cycle the spit?, Skyling bvd and end road (drive),
Stay Seaside farm, Homer

8-Sep Homer to Seward Exit Glacier - Harding Icefield / Sea life centre
Stay Nauti Otter

9-Sep Seward Small Group Whale Watching, Wildlife, Natural History, and Glacier Tour with Alaska Salt water lodge
Stay Nauti Otter

10-Sep Seward to Valdez Ferry to Valdez. 12.45 Ferry.
Stay Wild roses by the sea

11-Sep Valdez Kayak trip to Columbia Glacier
Stay Wild roses by the sea

12-Sep Valdez to Achorage "Glen Highway - Worthington Glacier mile 30 (1mile), waterfalls.
Stay Anchorage
13-Sep FLY - 6am -eek

Ok so this post is silly big now...hope you're not all asleep!
Cheers
Nat

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