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Be Bear-Aware & Not Bear-Anoid: Practice These Safety Tips

In 2017 I traveled to Alaska with several members of my family, including my sister Donna who was looking forward to hiking many of the trails while visiting there. It didn't take long for her enthusiasm to be dampened by a series of bear attacks that occurred while we were there, some of which were fatal. Here are the ones that we remember while there:  14 June - 3 hikers near Eagle River Campground were attacked when they surprised a sow brown bear & her cubs on the trail. 3 hikers injured by brown bear with cubs near Eagle River Campground 18 June - Patrick Cooper, a 16 y/o boy was killed by a black bear while running a popular marathon on Bird Ridge Mountain in the Chugach...

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7 Best Alaska Road Trip Apps

  1) Alaska App - Free on iOS only Whether planning a trip using the Guidebook or just looking for something to do on a down day or when something else on your itinerary has been canceled due to the weather, The Alaska App is a great way to find something great to do nearby. Built with a functioning GPS it always knows where you are. Just tap the Nearby button to find a new idea. The app has over 350 audio guides, 40 road guides, 500 videos, and 10,000 photos. Guides cover everything from Where To Stay (bear viewing lodges to B&Bs) to Wildlife Viewing Spots. The basic functionality can be used without cell service, and the audio guides can be downloaded in...

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Travel Alaska with The Milepost - the Ultimate Alaskan Guidebook

 The MILEPOST If you are planning a trip to Alaska there are many things that you will want to do ahead of time. But first and foremost, you MUST purchase the most current copy of The Milepost. Although you will be able to buy this guidebook anywhere along the way, I would advise you to get it ahead of time as it will help you with planning your trip. The reason that this is THE Alaska Guide Book is that unlike other books that only provide you with tourist information and itineraries, this book also lets you know what services are available mile by mile on all of the major & remote roads to and in Alaska. These highway logs let you know at which mile there...

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Alaska Trip Necessities

What are the items that you MUST have when you travel to Alaska? Here are my suggestions. To access links to the products, just click here:  https://vanlifetoday.com/blogs/news/alaska-items-to-purchase-on-amazon 1) The Milepost - Some people use older versions since they believe that not much changes from year to year. But for such an important trip, where you are already investing thousands of dollars, I say that buying the current year's Milepost is an investment that you can't afford to not make. And if you buy it on Amazon, you can purchase the latest copy for less than $27 if you are a Prime member. This book is kept up to date by several employees that travel the roads each year, (we met one on...

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