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By Jim DuFresne, Greg Benchwick, Catherine Bodry

ISBN-10: 1740590910

ISBN-13: 9781740590914

Lonely Planet understands Alaska. Our ninth version promises an experience at each flip, even if you are gazing glaciers calve from a ship, mountaineering within the Bush or exploring Alaskan local tradition and polar bears in Barrow. Lonely Planet publications are written via specialists who get to the guts of each vacation spot they stopover at. This absolutely up-to-date version is choked with actual, sensible and sincere recommendation, designed to provide you the knowledge you must utilize your journey. during this consultant: New Alaska for households and Cruising in Alaska chapters Full-Color Alaskan natural world bankruptcy certain eco-friendly Index that can assist you make your travels ecofriendly

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Catch the ferry to Wrangell and take a wild jet-boat tour up the Stikine River, North America’s fastest navigable river. Continue to Sitka on the ferry for an afternoon at Sitka National Historical Park and another on a whale watching cruise. Head to Juneau and sign up for a walk across the beautiful ice of Mendenhall Glacier. Top that off the next day by climbing Mt Roberts and then having a beer (or two) before taking the Mt Roberts tramway back to the city. In the evening enjoy one of the city’s salmon bakes.

The great wilderness road trip since the 1950s: driving to Alaska. It’s almost 2000 miles on the road beginning with the Alcan in Canada and then seven days on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry. In between lies a whole lot of spectacular scenery. Return to beginning of chapter CRUISING SOUTHEAST ALASKA Two Weeks This is an easy-to-plan trip to a scenic region of Alaska, although you should reserve space on the Alaska Marine Highway ferry if you want a cabin. Board the ferry in Bellingham, WA, and enjoy the coastal scenery for a couple of days before disembarking for two days at Ketchikan.

And in a state that could take months, if not years, to thoroughly explore, you get a chance to see many of the top sights in one convenient, all-inclusive package. Most days, you’ll get a chance to disembark in port for anywhere from four to eight hours, where you can bop around town, take in a hike or an excursion (which will cost you extra, of course), or even a longer trip inland to Denali National Park, Talkeetna or Eagle. You also get to sit on deck and spot bald eagles hunting, humpback whales breaching and glaciers calving: not a bad little bit of sight-seeing.

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