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Tongass Rainforest Hiking Expedition
"After meeting your small-group on the dock you'll be driven by private van to the wilderness trailhead. Located in a remote location you will hike on an unpaved mostly level wilderness trail with no steps. You don’t need special footwear. The peace of the rainforest surroundings is yours while you admire the ancient forest and giant trees of the Tongass National Forest. You will walk approximately 3 mile lines noise and civilization. Your first stop is at a meadow
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Ice Fishing Day Tour
"Begin your ice fishing day with pick-up at your Fairbanks accommodation. Let the local guide take the stress out of driving and save on those additional costs. From there you will enjoy a scenic drive to the premier ice fishing spots on selected lakes in acquire the old native skills of ice fishing from an experienced guide.While catching fish in a warm hut on a beautiful lake you can still safely enjoy the brisk clear air and peaceful environment of Interior Alaska: home to some of the best ice fishing this state has to offer.Enjoy a warm cooked fish lunch which (hopefully!) you caught yourself.""""Spend an exciting winter’s day on a frozen lake outside of Fairbanks Alaska. You'll learn native techniques of ice fishing from experienced guides. Test out your new skills and catch your lunch on this unique day experience!"
From $238.00
 
Northern Lights and Chena Hot Springs Night Tour from Fairbanks
"Your evening begins at 5pm with pickup from your lodging in Fairbanks. Head approximately 60 miles (100 km) to the Chena Hot Springs Resort. Here you'll have a chance to cool off in the incredible Fairbanks Ice Museum. This building built entirely out of ice boasts a full ice bar and chandeliers built painstakingly out of handcrafted ice.By 8pm you can soak your cares away in the warm and inviting Chena Hot Springs. These hot springs were discovered by natives and early miners and are still enjoyed today. The resort makes use of the first low-temperature binary geothermal power plant built in A begin to look out for the Northern Lights. The Northern Lights is one of the most spectacular natural phenomenons on the planet and on this night tour you will have the chance to see this marvel of nature for yourself. This natural light display is caused by the collision of charged particles with atoms high in the atmosphere
From $190.00

Wildlife Tips (18)

My Encounter with a Grizzly Bear

I was taking a mid-afternoon hike in early August along the beautiful Savage River Loop Trail in Denali National Park, and was not more than half a mile from returning to the parking lot where I had...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Apr 04, 2011

Beware of Bears

Bears are everywhere as this is the wilderness. As one guide put it while we were in the backcountry: "you don't know what's watching you while you're out here." Generally, bears avoid people. At...
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goingsolo
Jun 21, 2007

Don't moose around

Moose are abundant and can be aggressive in Alaska. We learned all kinds of good self-preservation tips from our guides at the Denali Backcountry Lodge. If you suddenly come upon a moose as you are...
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karenincalifornia
May 23, 2006

Now He's Coming After Me!

The hiker on the opposite shore was successful in frightening the bear away the second time, and now the grizzly continued downhill, crossing the river again to my side and coming directly toward me....
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 27, 2005

Safe at Last, The Grizzly Retreats

By the time I reached the safety of the ranger station the grizzly was about 20 feet behind me. Someone from the inside opened the door just in time for me to duck inside. At last, with the door...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 27, 2005

The Grizzly Seems to Be Leaving

As quickly as the grizzly had charged the man, he stopped, turned, and bounded up the hill away from the river. Breathing a sigh of relief, I thought the encounter was over. But I was wrong.Part 5 of...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 21, 2005

The Grizzly Advances as I Retreat

Suddenly the Grizzly backed out of the hole he had been digging, apparently unable to unearth the ground squirrel. He turned, looked toward us, and then began to lumber in our direction. His gait...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 21, 2005

Grizzly Leaves the Trail and Crosses River

The bear approached, now slowly, to within 8 or 10 feet from the couple. The man quit taking pictures and joined his wife in yelling and flailing his arms. Apparently the trick worked. The bruin,...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 20, 2005

The Grizzly Suddenly Turns and Charges Again

After climbing uphill for about 40 feet, the grizzly stopped and paused for a moment. He then turned, and shot back down the mountain even faster than his first charge. My heart lept into my throat. I...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 20, 2005

Caught Speeding, Under the Influence of Adrenalin

Shortly after the bear affair I was driving out of the park. My heart was still racing from the encounter with the grizzly and my whole body must have been flushed with adrenalin.That's when I saw him...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 18, 2005

Grizzly Charges Lone Hiker on Opposite Bank

Up the bank on the other side of the river was the front half of the loop trail, where I had been hiking just 30 minutes earlier. I looked over and saw that there were several other vacationers on...
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Stephen-KarenConn
Jul 16, 2005

BEARS....GRRRIZZLY BEARS!

Eh, don't worry...it's just a bear with huge teeth and claws to shred you apart!Ok, so yes....they are scary. However, they are made out to be ferrocius. Truth is, bears don't want contact with...
emerson24_2002
May 18, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Denali National Park and Preserve

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Tundra Wilderness Tour

Take a Denali Park tour in a converted school bus. Private cars are only allowed to Mile 15 on the Park Road, so busses are the way to see it. Terry was an entertaining guide, and good at spotting...
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Mt. McKinley

We were at the park for three days and took the Holland America excursion into the park on a cloudy but dry day. Photographers: be alert for even on those days Denali may peek out for a few minutes....
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