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Alaska Dog sledding and bear watching in August

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Alaska Dog sledding and bear watching in August

I am looking for advise on where to go for the best bear watching in August and the best place to go for glacial dog sledding. I will be flying into Anchorage Aug. 7 and will have a car. I will fly out of Anchorage Aug 17th. I have not made an itinerary yet and am very open to suggestions. Of course I would like to keep this as low cost as possible, but I do want it to be something to remember.

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1. Re: Alaska Dog sledding and bear watching in August

The Seaveys partner with a company to offer heli dog sled trips on a glacier near Seward. http://www.ididaride.com/

As for bear viewing there are several vendors who offer day trips from Homer, Soldotna and even Anchorage, but the "best' experience is probably an overnight trip as it will allow lots more viewing time. There's an informational thread about bear viewing under Top Questions on the Alaska forum. It provides info on where, when, and the names of several vendors.

For itinerary suggestions, read thru trip reports from last summer where you'll find first hand information from travellers about where they visited, their activities, excursions, lodging, etc. . A link to the reports is under Top Questions on the Alaska forum. Borrow a few Alaska travel books from your libary. And there's lots of information on line.... most towns have a visitor information web site to encourage tourism. ie

http://kenaipeninsula.org/destination

2. Re: Alaska Dog sledding and bear watching in August

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