Hi all, we (family of 4) usually head south the first chance we get in the spring, to escape the low-hanging clouds but this year might just be different.
Can any area expert please comment on the feasibility of a 3 or 4 night trip to Fairbanks at the very end of March and beginning of April. They main goal is to catch the Lights, but I don't have a lot of time, so I know it's a gamble. In addition to the "Lights Gamble", I have concerns about winter driving, as I've not done that before. My plan was to rent a car, stay in a central hotel (as opposed to a B&B outside of the city), and drive my family to nearby good Lights viewing sites (as some other contributors have so graciously listed). Anyone have any advice? I figure that, even if I strike out on the lights, I can see Ice Art, hit some museums, etc. )Is Denali out of the question for a day trip?)
But because this is basically my crazy idea, and the family may declare mutiny if the trip is a complete bust, I need some second opinions from the collective brain trust on this board. :-)Edited: 3:17 pm, January 10, 2013