pokette wrote:An older women and her much older mom are planning a trip to Alaska. Mom has already done the Cruise thing and doesn't want to do that again. Both are interested in Hiking and taking pictures and just in general enjoying nature. Neither have any survival skills, neither have they ever shot a gun, much less owned one. So I was wondering what you all have to suggest?
I have looked at Denali Wilderness lodge and staying there for 3 or 4 nights. A couple of nights in Anchorage on either side of that. Anyone else want to weigh in?
What about Ultimathule? Anything to do there if you don't hunt.
Oh, and my Mom gets motion sickness so I do not take her flying - small airplanes will kill a whole day for her, flight/recovery. Same goes for boats. She flies smokers and takes a couple of hours to recover depending on the flight.
And, you could park your Mom for a few hours while in Talkeetna and YOU could take a glacier flight. Trust me, this will be well worth the expense, and it'll be the flight of a lifetime. They only land on the glaciers early in the season, so early June would also be my recommendation for a trip.
Diana - what me to ferry your cub there for you so that you can have a little more fun??
There are LOTS of ways to enjoy Alaska without flying or boating. Many have mentioned Denali, that's an obvious one. Consider going to the Wrangells, specifically visit McCarthy. There is a VERY nice lodge there, that requires only that you park your car and walk across a foot bridge, unless they've now got a bridge across. Be aware that most rental car companies in AK prohibit going off paved roads with their cars, however.....and the road in to McCarthy is a long gravel one.
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