Ok, On several sites it says to make sure you have a good set of binoculars. What does that mean. I went on line and to a best buy to try to figure out a "good" pair. What I came away with was confusion. Their are 3 types cheap, medium, and very expensive. A friend lent me a few pairs to try out and my new digital 40x zoom Cannon was better then any of the 3 sets he had. One was the medium type. Do I really need a "good" set of binoculars or are one of the lesser expensive compact ones OK.
Also, we are not going to be doing a bunch of hiking - I do believe in using buses and walking along a nice trial, but in Denali, Will probably only venture out once and will do Exit Glacier, Mendenhall, and walk Sitka & Ketchikan. I have a pair of Indiana snow boots and a pair of leather military jump boots. Neither are comfortable to walking long distances.
Would a pair of timberline ankle shoe/boots that are waterproofed from Gander Mountain be OK. Sturdy bottoms, but lighter weight tops?
On another site, I read a recommendation to buy a hat net to keep the bugs and flys off. I didnt do that at Ayers rock and thought the 300 flys on my neck and hat were going to take us airbourne. Are they needed at Denali, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan?
Thank you for any feed back