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Alaska – 2014

So we are off on our Alaska adventure!!

Thought I would give everyone the lowdown on the trip that is planned (and then let’s hope we can stick to it).

For those that know me well – you will be shocked to know there are a few days with hours and hours of nothing specific planned. BUT of course the “plan” is to see animals, beautiful scenery and do some hiking. All things I love.

I probably don’t even need to tell you who is writing this (Dawn or Stacey), I am sure you all can tell. At one point Dawn thought about doing a blog where it was two perspectives, hers and mine. Mine version would be the long story, including all the details. Dawn’s would be the highlights (I would be done by now – this is Dawn). We might just try it this trip.

OK… back to the Alaska Adventure:

16 nights/17 days beginning July 3rd through July 19th

July 3rd – Day 1 – Fly from Dallas/Ft. Worth to Anchorage, Alaska and spend the night in Anchorage, Alaska

July 4th – Day 2 – Fly from Anchorage to Silver Salmon Creek Lodge at Lake Clark National Park for 3 nights

July 5th – Day 3 – Bear viewing (and other stuff)

July 6th – Day 4 – More bear viewing (and more other stuff)

July 7th – Day 5 – Fly from Silver Salmon Creek Lodge back to Anchorage (suppose to be a cool float plane!)
- Pick up a 22 foot RV to be our home away from home for the next 9 days – First stop Williwaw Campground

July 8th – Day 6 – Drive to Seward – do some hiking along the way; Seward for 3 nights

July 9th – Day 7 – Seward – Hike Harding Ice Field (doesn’t that sound cool!)

July 10th – Day 8 – Seward – Combination Boat Tour – Glacier Viewing, Wildlife and Fishing

July 11th – Day 9 – Somewhere on the Kenai Peninsula (yes, you are reading this correctly – we have no idea where we are staying)

July 12th – Day 10 – Homer for 2 nights

July 13th – Day 11 – Full day kayaking trip

July 14th – Day 12 – Drive from Homer to Anchorage – spend the night in camper or hotel

July 15th – Day 13 – Fly from Anchorage to Brooks Camp in Katmai National Park – Camp in a tent for 1 night – Bear catching Salmon (not people in tents) ☺

July 16th – Day 14 –Brooks Lodge – Cabin for 2 nights

July 17th – Day 15 – Bear viewing

July 18th – Day 16 – Fly from Brooks to Anchorage – Rent car drive to Mantuska Valley

July 19th – Day 17 – Guided Glacier Hike
- Fly home to Texas and begin planning our next magical adventure. (Who are we kidding – Stacey has already started planning the next three years worth of adventures)

 

 

 

 

 

BEFORE leaving the house:

Sydney was just sure she was coming with us on this trip!

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We are at the airport now and ready to get this vacation started!

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3 Responses to Alaska – 2014

  1. JP

    Loved loved loved reading your Alaska report! We’re planning on Brooks in July 2018. Can’t wait!

    • stacey

      JP – I will have to say BROOKS has been one of the TOP experiences…right with Tanzania.

      • JP

        Ugh! We entered the lottery for Brooks for 2018, but didn’t get a reservation. So bummed! We are still going to Alaska though (Denali and Seward). I’ll try again for a 2019 reservation. So I’m re-reading your report as we are thinking of renting an RV from Great Alaskan Holidays as well. Your Harding Ice Field hike reminds me of a hike we did near Whistler in Canada. We bit off a little more than we could chew – so steep! I was sore for days, and I’m a runner too.

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