Road-Trip in Alaska: Kenai Fjords & Glacier Bay National Parks, moder.hikes

Schedule

Thu Jul 04 2024 at 10:00 am to Tue Jul 09 2024 at 05:00 pm

UTC-08:00

Location

Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center | Seward, AK

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Let's discover Alaska's glacier wonderlands, Kenai Fjords and Glacier Bay national Parks ...
About this Event

In Kenai Fjords National Park, we will hike alpine meadows to get to the Exit Glacier's base and the continue viewing spectacular glaciers, snow-capped mountains and emerald–green forests in Glacier Bay National Park.

This trip involves an additional flight from Anchorage, AK to Juneau, AK, and then a boat ride to the village of Gustavus, AK, the connection to Glacier Bay National Park.

Juneau, a 30k-resident city, is the capital of Alaska that stands on one the largest wilderness areas and has a number of hiking trails around, with glacier views, waterfall and streams - this city itself is no doubt worth sightseeing.

July weather in this area is mild with day average temperatures 64 degree F (with night temp around 50.) See updates of weather forecasts at: https://bit.ly/3udEaiv

Trip's summary:

  • 6days/5nights trip for a small group of 6 explorers.
  • The starting point is Anchorage, AK and ending point is Juneau, AK.
  • Hotel accommodations in Seward, AK, Anchorage, AK, and Juneau, AK. All locations in this event follow safety requirements by the state.
  • Level of activities: Easy to Intermediate.

Clothes and gear recommended:

  • good hiking shoes,
  • warm jacket for evenings, be ready to layer up,
  • hiking poles if you used to them,
  • consider hydration bladder for hikes,
  • daypack,
  • sunglasses,
  • sunscreen,
  • hat,
  • for personal protection: mask, carry-on sanitizer, gloves (by your choice.)

Cost $840 (no later than 1 month before the start this cost can be updated, for no more than 10%, based on services price changes, like gas and others.) What is included:

  • 6days/5nights stay in 2-people occupancy non-smoking room (two beds in room),
  • Breakfasts at some hotels,
  • Transportation by minivan (like Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand or similar) covering approx. 600 mi of road-tripping total,
  • Park entrance fees,
  • Organized hikes in all days.

What is NOT included:

  • Getting to Anchorage, AK, and returning from Juneau, AK (flights to Seattle and on),
  • Meals, snacks, water,
  • flight ANC-JUN, 1 hours long, $182 appox.
  • getting to Gustavus, AK - ways to get there listed here: https://www.nps.gov/glba/planyourvisit/ak-state-ferry-to-gustavus.htm This is to be discussed and chosen by the group.

Sunrise: 3:15am. Sunset: 12:30am. Every day we want to start off from the hotel at 7 am or 7:30am, or 8am as the latest. It's midnight sun - so please tune in yourself to being disciplined during the trip and balance your activity-rest time to avoid insomnia.

Photo-album from the previous trip with similar itinerary (in Kenai Fjords National Park):

https://www.meetup.com/u-s-national-parks-quest-group/photos/31736997/

Please sign up and feel free to contact the organizer with any questions!

If you see that the event is full/no tickets available, do not hesitate to contact the organizer about your interest as spots can become available.

Also, please check on the photo-album from our past trips (in About section) and our future trips to U.S. National Parks and National Parks in Europe and Asia for 2023-2024. Thanks!


ATTN. There will be a Zoom meeting on this trip and a WhatsApp group chat will be formed for the group to communicate and prepare for the trip. Please be available to connect by WhatsApp (provide the organizer with your WhatsApp contact info to be included in the chat.) Regular messaging will not work out for this trip, sorry.

ATTN. The $10 payment through Eventbrite is for reserving a spot in this small group event (it counts in toward the whole payment for the trip.) After you reserved your spot, you will be contacted by the organizer about a Zoom meeting with the group and joining a WhatsApp group chat. Meeting your future groupmates in a Zoom and being able to communicate by WhatsApp are mandatory steps to become a part of this trip and make the full payment. If any of these cannot be done/mind changed, the $10 reservation payment will be refunded in full though the initial means of payment, minus fees paid to Eventbrite/third parties. The outline of the trip will be communicated during a Zoom meeting and in WhatsApp group chat. The detailed, hour-by-hour, itinerary will be provided to the confirmed participants of the trip.

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Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center, 1212 4th Avenue, Seward, United States

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