How long is the drive from Palmer to Whittier? Is it possible to do the drive and the 26 glacier cruise in one day?
Sorry, I posted this question in the wrong forum.
The cruise starts at 12:30pm so it shouldn't be a problem. The drive itself is about 2 1/2 - 3 hrs but you need to be mindful of the tunnel schedule. Also, the drive between Anchorage and Whittier has a number of scenic and interesting stops so allow additional time for sightseeing.
Sheep Mt. Lodge is NOT in Palmer, but an hour (plus possible construction delays) east of it. And you have to be at the Whittier Tunnel no later than 11:30 a.m. or you miss your tour.
I have another thread open regarding my itinerary. I started this one thinking it would make things easier but apparently not. The forum suggests sticking to one thread and I now see why.
But thank you both for your suggestions. It helps.
bump so as not to lock closed.
Bump since this thread is in the Top Questions and we don't want it to be locked for inactivity.
I know this is an older thread... But I'd also like to point out that travel time from Palmer (or Wasilla) to Anchorage and through Anchorage to the Seward highway south will be greatly affected by the time of day you are traveling. In the morning there's quite a bit of commuters headed into Anchorage. And getting through Anchorage at rush hour can take an hour if traffic is heavy.
AKStafford, the main reason for bumping this thread is because it is linked to the Top Question about why to keep all posts regarding a single trip in the same thread. zenlake33 realized that by starting a new thread with a general question in fact gave an incomplete answer to his/her question. Fortunately Manitoba Maple recalled the OP's other thread that mentioned they were going to be staying at Sheep Mountain Lodge. None of the rest of us would have had a clue.
Having said that, it is obvious that some people are insistent on starting multiple threads on the same trip. It is their choice of course, but if one notices, very few regulars post on such multiple threads.
FTI I don't get your point in bumping out of concern of having threads being closed due to inactivity.
Just because they are referenced in our "Top Questions" does not warrent them being retained as live when they have outlived their usefulness in terms of sharing info. Even "closed topics" are still viewable from the links provided in the "Top Questions" area as seen with this one: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g28923-i349-k36247… .
Personally, I feel that the practice of bumping should only be done when the thread being bumped is still timely particularly with seasonal type discussions. A thread started in Dec. discussing an activity that takes place in March (let's say the Iditarod) would be appropriately bumped under the old 6 mos. policy of closing in the fall of that year, because the info would remain relevant as the winter travel planning picks up. A bump in say November or December avoid the closing made sense. It also makes sense to bring the topic up to the forefront again as people start visiting our forums for info.
That said, I think we all have seen and know well enough that most posters who come to the AK Forums come here and post their questions without (1) reading posts on the first page or two of the forum; (2) conducting searchs to see if their question may already have been recently addressed, and (3) rarely if ever read the "Top Questions" area.
I would argue that the practice of bumping threads, particularly large quantities of them in such a short period of time only serves to make the forum more challenging, creating a lot of unnecessary "what's new" views of some very old, and not very informative, threads.
It has certainly been challenging for me today & I'm a regular LOL
I thought we had gotten spammed again!