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Alaska Posts Now Available with Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity

I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING POSTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON GPSMYCITY!

Three Days in Homer

From Cooper Landing to Homer

GPSMYCITY:

The GPSMyCity app is designed for people who enjoy exploring cities by foot.  The App offers countless travel articles and self-guided walking tours for over 1,000 cities world wide.

You may wonder, “What’s the big deal? I can read the travel post on your blog.”

Well, yes, assuming you have access to the internet, you can read my article on my blog.

But what if you don’t have access to the internet? Or you don’t have a good data plan in country you are visiting?  How do you find those famous sites or the corner pub?  With GPSMyCity, look no further.  You will have access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities.

Want to try different restaurants in Malaga, Spain?  There’s an app for that. Continue reading “Alaska Posts Now Available with Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity”

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Talkeetna, Alaska Post Is Now Available With An Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity

I’M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING POSTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON GPSMYCITY!

Top Things to Do in Talkeetna, Alaska

GPSMYCITY:

The GPSMyCity app is designed for people who enjoy exploring cities by foot.  The App offers countless travel articles and self-guided walking tours for over 1,000 cities world wide.

You may wonder, “What’s the big deal? I can read the travel post on your blog.”

Well, yes, assuming you have access to the internet, you can read my article on my blog.

But what if you don’t have access to the internet? Or you don’t have a good data plan in country you are visiting?  How do you find those famous sites or the corner pub?  With GPSMyCity, look no further.  You will have access to all kinds of walks around thousands of cities.

Want to try different restaurants in Malaga, Spain?  There’s an app for that. Continue reading “Talkeetna, Alaska Post Is Now Available With An Offline GPS Map on GPSMyCity”

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Top Things to Do in Anchorage

We spent a portion of several days in Anchorage as we explored different parts of Alaska.  While there, we found a variety of places to visit and some excellent restaurants.  Below are some traveling tips for Anchorage. Continue reading “Top Things to Do in Anchorage”

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Three Days in Homer, Alaska

I spent three days in Homer and despite somewhat crummy weather, I really liked this part of my two-week trip in Alaska. Continue reading “Three Days in Homer, Alaska”

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Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears…UNBELIEVABLE!!!

The best part of my two week Alaska trip was visiting the bears in Katmai National Park and Preserve.  I signed up for the Classic Day Trip which takes about 7 hours of the day for 3 hours with the bears and is very pricey but worth EVERY penny on a sunny day.  I was thrilled that the weather was so nice for my bear trip that started at 6am which was dependent on the tides. Continue reading “Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears…UNBELIEVABLE!!!”

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From Cooper Landing to Homer, Alaska

After a day of crummy salmon fishing in Cooper Landing (try trout fishing on the upper Kenai instead), I planned a leisurely day of driving from Cooper Landing to Homer with scenic stops along the way.  Very close to Cooper Landing is the East entrance to Skilak Lake Road, an 18-mile gravel road which travels through Kenai National Wildlife Refuge. Continue reading “From Cooper Landing to Homer, Alaska”

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A Day Trip to Seward

After our backpacking trip and time in Anchorage, Ross and I went to Cooper Landing for a day of fishing and then to Seward for a day of sight seeing.  While very nice, if there were a next time, I’d just go straight to Homer as similar activities may be found in Homer including bear watching which makes for less moving around.

Having said that, we took the scenic hour drive from Cooper Landing to Seward in the rain and entertained ourselves with a short hike and a six hour boat tour. Continue reading “A Day Trip to Seward”

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Fishing in Alaska…NOT!

So the fishing in Alaska this year (or at least when I went) was absolutely TERRIBLE.  I had always heard about these amazing fishing trips, so I was sorely disappointed.

I had two day trips for fishing planned.  One for silver salmon on the Middle Kenai River and another for halibut fishing in Homer. Continue reading “Fishing in Alaska…NOT!”

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A Day at Independence Mine State Historical Park

Independence Mine

For another day trip from Anchorage, we visited Independence Mine State Historical Park located just over an hour’s drive northeast of Anchorage.  The mine opened in the early 1900’s after Robert Lee Hatcher discovered and staked the first gold lode claim nearby.

The Independence Mine was once two mines.  The Alaska Free Gold Mine and Independence Mine merged in 1938 and were named Alaska-Pacific Consolidated Mining Company (APC).  APC became the largest gold producer in the Willow Creek Mining District with claims that covered over 1,350 acres. Continue reading “A Day at Independence Mine State Historical Park”

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A Day Hike to Crow Pass

Crow Pass and Eagle River Traverse was supposed to be our next 26-mile backpacking trip in Alaska.  The rain forecast, however, precluded us from completing this as our gear was still soaked from our Resurrection Pass backpacking trip for the last four days and it was supposed to continue for the next three.  We needed time to dry out our stuff which wasn’t in the plan, so we made a new one.

Instead of backpacking and crossing the river, we took a day hike up to the pass to view the nearby glacier.  I think a day hike turned out to be a better option as I later found out from my fishing guide that he thought the river might have been too dangerous to cross with all the rain.  The trip was planned in August which we knew was the rainy season to give the river time to drop from all the snow melt, but it has been an overly rainy/windy season for Alaska this year. Continue reading “A Day Hike to Crow Pass”