We did the 20 mile jet boat trip last August and it was a WOW experience from start to finish. It sounded pretty cool from the website. But the experience was 100 times more spectacular. We had an exciting ride, saw glaciers, saw huge icebergs and made some memories that will last forever. The boat took us up the white water rivers at over 25 MPH and when we skirted the rocks, it felt like a race car cornering around a race track. Don’t get the idea that it was dangerous though. Andy was a master at piloting the boat.
We have been involved in the tourism industry in Alaska for about 15 years. I am the current president of the Girdwood Chamber of Commerce ( VisitGirdwood.org ), work closely with Visit Anchorage ( Anchorage.net ) and attend many Alaska Travel Industry Association ( TravelAlaska.org ) events like the annual conference. Last fall after asking for advice of how to continue to grow our diverse operation we decided to join America Outdoors ( AmericaOutdoors.org ). Attending a national outdoor convention was great for us, Albuquerque a new exciting destination. Alaska has a statewide population of about 750,000 which is akin.
Authentic Alaska Getting out in countryside, rather than viewing vast land from a cruise ship, proves revealing, invigorating By Doug Hansen • Special to the U-T 4:47 P.M.FEB. 27, 2014The Alaska Railroad offers comfort and scenery during the trip from Anchorage to Denali Park. Doug Hansen If a moose charges you, run as fast as you can and zigzag. If a bear charges you, never run, just stand still. These warnings serve as your official Alaska greetings, and they make you realize that you’re not in Kansas anymore. Over the years, I have been tantalized by Alaska travel posters showing images.
Check out the pics from our first Glacier Snowmobile Tour of 2014 in our facebook album.
Thanks to Opie, Hannah, Emilia and Mai for taking Alister Paine snowshoeering. Check the story out!
Alaska is a dramatic landscape full of natural wonder and adventure. Glaciers carve valleys, rivers traverse wilderness, mountains rise from the ocean and wildlife prosper in this challenging environment. Not just a place to see, Alaska is a land to experience. We invite you to kayak on a backcountry lake, raft a scenic creek, jet boat to a towering glacier, ski trek in silent meadows or overnight at our glacier sled dog camp. Unique wilderness access, top quality gear, Alaskan cuisine and our friendly/experienced guides set us apart. Alaska Backcountry Access makes Girdwood’s scenic Glacier Valley our year round base.
Rainforests are an interesting environment and when you live in a northernmost one it is even more so. After a sunny warm summer winter was slow in arriving and did so like a lamb. Christmas time was gorgeous with a modest amount of snow on the trails for ski, snowmachine and dog sledding but with stable weather for several weeks of trips. January’s thaw has led to some high pressure in February but things are looking up. Snowshoed around Johnson Pass yesterday scouting some tricky sections of trail. Ten or so new inches of fresh powder overnight was a welcome.