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ERIC Number: ED342591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
First Steps to the Last Frontier: Programming Suggestions for Alaskan Adventures.
Miner, Todd
This article provides an overview of trip programming in Alaska for those seeking a low-cost wilderness adventure. Alaska is a land of glaciers, mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, and wildlife. Safety is a major concern when traveling in Alaska. A local guide or outdoor educator can assist with safety and logistical planning. Travelers should plan to spend at least 2 weeks in Alaska. July and August are the most popular months to visit the state. Lodging, rentals, and some fresh foods are more expensive than in the rest of the country, although gas, outdoor equipment, and food staples are about the same as in the rest of the country. Public transportation includes the Alaska Railroad, buses, airlines, and the Alaska Marine Highway System. The paper lists specific low-cost wilderness trips in the following areas: (1) backpacking and ski touring; (2) trekking and ski touring; (3) mountain biking; (4) climbing and alpine ski touring; (5) river running and flatwater touring; and (6) sea kayaking. The paper recommends 26 trips, with a brief description and the number of days to be allotted for each. The paper also provides names, addresses, and phone numbers of organizations that can supply useful information for planning Alaskan adventures. In addition, descriptions are given for six books on adventuring in Alaska. A map of Alaska displays numbered locations for the 26 recommended trips. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alaska