Thursday, July 18, 2024

Journey to Alaska in Winter – Episode 800


Travel to Alaska in Winter (Podcast)

Hear about journey to Alaska in winter because the Beginner Traveler talks to Sherry Ott from in regards to the state that has captured her coronary heart.

Sherry says, “Thanks for having me again and speaking about one among my favourite locations on the earth winter or summer time. There’s so many causes however let me hit a number of:  Northern Lights, dogsledding and the Iditarod, fewer crowds. It’s distinctive. Not many individuals go within the winter. You are feeling like you have got it actually to your self, this large, huge state. These are among the causes I actually like it within the winter. It’s much less touristy, I join extra with the locals. I see how they reside within the winter. Some of the fascinating issues about going to Alaska in the summertime or winter, is assembly the locals and seeing how they reside on this nice frontier as a result of it’s fairly totally different than the remainder of the USA.”

Sherry recommends an itinerary that begins in Fairbanks and ends in Anchorage. She begins us in Fairbanks the place now we have the perfect likelihood of seeing the northern lights, or the aurora borealis. The perfect time of 12 months to return if you wish to see the aurora is close to the equinox in March or September. Since you’ll be able to solely see the northern lights at evening… late at evening… she recommends different actions to fill your afternoons and evenings. 

Sherry suggests locations the place you’ll be able to snowshoe or canine sled. You’ll be able to even study to mush a dogsled your self. Sherry has discovered to curve or simply curled up with a recreation and scorching chocolate as you wait to see if the aurora will come out. 

You too can do an tour the place you fly up previous the Arctic Circle after which drive down the Dawson’s Freeway to see the aurora, and study extra in regards to the Alaska pipeline. 

She recommends taking the Alaskan Railroad which nonetheless runs in winter though on a much less frequent schedule than in the summertime. You too can make a go to to Denali Nationwide Park, however the roads will likely be closed after the customer middle. You’ll be able to, nonetheless, do a multi-day canine sled journey into the park.

Make a cease in Talkeetna if you wish to do a flight-seeing tour of Denali. That is the place lots of these flights originate. In between Talkeetna and Anchorage cease at a musk ox farm to study extra about these shaggy mammals. 

Use Anchorage as a base for a number of days. You’ll be able to take excursions out to a glacier just like the Spencer Glacier or the Matanuska Glacier. Whilst you can kayak in entrance of a glacier in summer time, within the winter you’ll be able to snowmobile proper as much as the glacier and contact it and even discover ice caves.

Wildlife encounters can occur in Alaska (though you have got much less likelihood of encountering a bear in winter). Even simply biking across the Anchorage Coastal Path, Sherry had an sudden encounter with a moose.

A few of Alaska’s finest festivals just like the Iditarod, the World Ice Artwork Championships, Yukon Quest, or Furrondy solely occur within the winter. 

See if Sherry can discuss you right into a winter journey to Alaska. She is engaged on me.

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Present Notes

Fairbanks, Alaska
Aurora Bear
Aurora Pointe
Northern Alaska Tour Firm
Operating Reindeer Ranch
Massive Animal Analysis Station
Leaf Out – Snowshoe Excursions and Nature Guiding
Fairbanks Curling Membership
Rod’s Alaskan Information Service
Final Fronteir Mushing Coop
Alaska Railroad
Half Moon Kennels
Earthsong Lodge
Talkeetna, Alaska
Flightseeing Talkeetna
Talkeetna Roadhouse
Flying Squirrel Bakery Talkeetna
Musk Ox Farm
Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska Photograph Treks
Pablo’s Bicycle Leases
Anchorage Coastal Path
Salmon Berry Journey and Excursions
Go to Spencer Glacier
Alyeska Resort
Alaska Native Heritage Heart
World Ice Artwork Championships
Yukon Quest
20 Issues to do in Anchorage in Winter or Summer season
Fairbanks Your Homebase for Alaska Winter Enjoyable

Sherry’s 2023 Alaska Winter Tour


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