PRIVATE TRIP: Join us in a journey from Alaska's Golden Heart city, Fairbanks, to its largest, Anchorage, along the historic Parks Highway. Along the way, we'll soak in therapeutic hot springs, hike through boreal forests and over alpine tundra, raft a white-water river, and explore unique Alaska treasures, not least of which is Denali National Park and its abundant wildlife. During our week we will discover the wide diversity of Alaska's natural beauty and meet a few of its characters along the way. (NOTE: This is a PRIVATE TRIP and not open to the public)
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This trip is designed for women in good health and physical condition who want to see Alaska. We have designed the itinerary to minimize time in the van and all activities are moderate. The rating for this trip is a 3. While the activities are moderate, some of the hiking is on uneven footing and with significant changes in elevation. The trip requires some aerobic conditioning, such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, cross country skiing or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes at least 3 - 4 times a week. Additional endurance exercise may be suggested. There are typically 4 to 6 hours of daily activity. Rating: 1 2  4 5.
On this trip we combine hiking, whitewater rafting, and searching for wildlife that, in Alaska, is distinctly wild. We will combine time in Denali National Park, the best known of Alaska's National Parks, with excursions into some of its hidden corners.
With the exception of the last night at Hampton Inn, we will be staying at several different family run lodges and hotels in double occupancy rooms with ensuite bathrooms. All are clean, comfortable, and will give you a feel for the real Alaska.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
This was a really great trip. I enjoyed all of the activities that we were involved in. Each hike was different. It was a great experience.
Alaska was wonderful; a bucket list destination for me. The itinerary was perfect. The guides were very knowledgeable, understanding, and attentive to the needs of the participants.
The effort put forth by our guides to make this trip personal for each and every woman. I never felt just as a generic part of a group, but as a unique part of our wonderful group of women.
Connecting with someone I had hiked with before, meeting new folks and the variety of activities.
How spectacular Alaska was. The pictures don't do it justice, but the memories created will last a lifetime. The group of women I travelled with meshed wonderfully. And of course, every trip w/AGC is special because it puts me where i belong....in nature.
Great travel partners and guides
Just being in Alaska is enough of a highlight.
The scenery was outstanding. And the guides were perfect, as always.
I felt that the rating of a 2 for this trip was lowered because of others inability to keep up on the hikes. I had increased my workouts to make sure that I was fit enough to keep up and some of our hikes were slowed down and shortened -- and I found that very disappointing. One guide would also alert us if there was mud on the trail so we wouldn't slip! At times I felt like I was on a 'senior tour'.
THis trip was extremely well planned and well paced. it had a great variety of activities. It was exactly as advertised. Also appreciated the 1/2 day where we could do our own thing. I did flight seeing which was awesome.
This was one of the best trips I have taken with AGC. Scout and Sherry did a fabulous job.