Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Alaska in June

We're going to Alaska in June, and I put together a pretty full itinerary, but one I think we can handle:
Day 1: arrive 8pm, pick up some quick food and drive 1/2hour to B&B in anchorage.
Day 2: drive south ~2.5 hours towards Seward. Hike Exit Glacier (2-8miles rt). Dinner & sleep in Seward.
Day3: Cruise Kenai Fjords glacier bay. Return around 5pm. Drive 1.5 hours north to Alyeska resort in Girdwood
Day 4: spend the morning in Girdwood. drive 4 hours north to Talkeetna. Take airplane tour around Denali - land on a glacier.
Day5: drive another 1.5 hours to Denali for a 12pm water rafting ride through the park. Stay near the park.
Day 6: Take a 5:30 AM bus ride deep into the park, and then out. We can get out and walk/hike wherever we want. It'll be a long long day.
Day 7: Casual, with eventually making our way back to Anchorage (5 hours) for an 8pm flight home.

Sounds like a lot of driving, and it is, but the challenge was to see Denali, and get down to see the glaciers in the same short trip ... so that's it. It should be light 24 hours a day, so we won't be constrained by the day's hours ... just by our own energy.

3 comments:

Cassandra Jupiter said...

Josh, I don't want to have to do these things while we're on vacation without the kids:
1. Get up before 9AM.
2. Hike more than 6 miles a day.
3. Get on a small, rocky boat that will make me seasick.

Can we have a more relaxed itinerary with one day of rest/shopping built in? You know that combining getting up early with driving is a lethal combination.

js said...

1) You only have to get up early 1 day.
2) you don't have to hike 6 miles ... most of the time we'll be sitting.
3) it's a big boat, and it'll be fine that time of year.

Also, I forgot to mention that we could shop when we pass through Anchorage - possibly two separate days.

js said...

1) You only have to get up early 1 day.
2) you don't have to hike 6 miles ... most of the time we'll be sitting.
3) it's a big boat, and it'll be fine that time of year.

Also, I forgot to mention that we could shop when we pass through Anchorage - possibly two separate days.