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Old 06-06-2002, 12:46 PM   #1
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Default what to do in alaska...

I am going to alaska with the wife and was wondering if you guys and gals have any inside info for us lower 48 folks. Basically we are going to Anchorage to stay with a friend. So I just wanted to know things like intersting places to see, eat, that the local know about and the tourists dont. We plan on going on one of those day cruises to see the fiords...any thoughts is it worth it?? Basically any info that you can provide would be great!!

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Old 06-06-2002, 04:07 PM   #2
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Most people tend to go sightseeing, Mt. McKinley, Portage Glacier, Kenai etc....

I would suggest heading downtown and browse, but also go to our visitors center, which suprisingly is really good for finding various things. Tons of flyers and stuff to browse. We had some guests a while back and they did that, were able to find plenty to keep them busy

I would say a train ride to McKinley, going to Portage, and doing a fly-in fishing trip (assuming it's sometime in the summer). There's a few places not to far north of Anchorage where you can rent cabins and things as well.
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:41 PM   #3
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:42 PM   #4
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Don't forget the following for a true Alaskan experience:

Great Alaskan Bush Company - fun for the whole family! (titty bar)
Chilkoot Charlie's (bar)
Arctic Roadrunner (burgers)
Double Musky (f'in good fancy food)
Fly-By Nightclub (Alaska oriented comedy show)
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Old 06-06-2002, 04:50 PM   #5
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i like the tity bar idea already...
keep'em coming.

oh and yes we are coming in two weeks so I am going to try to go fishing as well. Where do i get a fishing liscence? Do I need a fishing liscence (sp)??
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Old 06-06-2002, 05:26 PM   #6
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i like the tity bar idea already...
keep'em coming.

oh and yes we are coming in two weeks so I am going to try to go fishing as well. Where do i get a fishing liscence? Do I need a fishing liscence (sp)??
Yes, you will need a fishing licence to fish. It will cost you a little more because your not a resident. I'm not sure how much more, but for me with a king tag it cost me $25. So plan on like $15 - $20 more. If you just want to stay in Anchorage for fishing, there is always ship creek, or you can go south (3hour drive) to seward and fish there.

Like seid above, the train trip to denali is well worth it. The fiords cruise is also a great idea. You'll see some great sites that even most Alaskens don't see (I'm not sure why). You should have a great time here, there a lot of things for vistors to do.
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Old 06-06-2002, 06:01 PM   #7
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We gotta warn you about the daylight hours here at this time. Its basically light from 5 in the morning till about 12 at night and then its dusk in between. If you are in the military then you can get a discount on fishing licenses or tell them you are on welfare and then you get a discount also.
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Old 06-06-2002, 06:01 PM   #8
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Come with us saturday night!
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Old 06-06-2002, 08:38 PM   #9
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3 hour drive to Seward? Its more like a Hour Drive, ok make that two hours
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Old 06-06-2002, 08:40 PM   #10
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3 hour drive to Seward? Its more like a Hour Drive, ok make that two hours
ok ok ok.......3hours driving the speed limit
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Old 06-06-2002, 09:05 PM   #11
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We have a speed limit?!?! Also a good place to eat is the Glacier Brewhouse downtown


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Old 06-06-2002, 09:07 PM   #12
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Cool, Where from Ill you form, north or south? My dad is coming up from Misery in a couple of weeks, haha you may be on the plane together. Yeah.....

I agree, the sightseeing thing is what most do. You could go up to flat top and go hiking, rent a few bikes and try out our endless number of bike trails, or just peruse the shops downtown. Non-touristy things, Hmmm..... The AKIC meets

All the restaurants already mentioned are tops, can't go wrong with them. Others to try would be Simon & Seaforts, although they are spendy, also, for a real good pizza, go to the moosestooth, or better yet, go to the Bear tooth, which is the same company, but you can eat while you watch a movie.

Hmmm... I'll try to think of more.
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:59 AM   #13
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You can get a license at pretty much anywhere that sells fishing gear, wal-mart, k-mart, sports authority, most the local grocery stores you can get it as well I think?

Goto Gwennies for breakfast IMO
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Old 06-07-2002, 11:43 AM   #14
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HUGE thanks to all you guys for the great info (did i just say huge?). I am from a north suburb of CHicago about 18 miles from our downtown. I cant wait to go highking and i just found out yesterday that we are booked on one of those day cruises.

you guys are great!!

any meets going on during the week of june 22-29 in achorage?
Maybe I can talk to wife into some subaru activities, since you guys actually provided all this great info i can justify it now.

me - "but dear if it wasnt for the subaru guys we would have never seen this and that"

(i dont usually sound like such a tw@t when talking to my wife)


p.s when do you guys get any sleep with all this daylight???
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Old 06-07-2002, 01:28 PM   #15
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I don't think there is any meets planned, but I'm sure we could get some of us together for a small "welcome to Alaska" type meeting.

About the sleeping and daylight. You get used to it, of course when you are nocturnal, it helps a bit. Hopefully, the place your staying has good blinds. But the freaky thing is when you still have to wear sunglasses at 10:30pm, because the sun is still setting.
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Old 06-07-2002, 01:47 PM   #16
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you know i just thought of something..the wife and i are going to alaska with 2 of her single girlfriends (ages26-28). So instead of all of us renting 2 cars i should have planned a subaru "hook you up meet" this way we would have cars and you single guys would or could have potential dates. any thoughts...LOL

ill do anything to not have to pay rental charges + insurance on two cars for a week. So i guess i am pimping my wifes girlfriends
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:05 PM   #17
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Talking SWM iso

SWM, 25, likes biking, long walks in the park, just hanging out and having fun, looking for a..........OOPS!! Wrong website

Hmmmm. . . . sounds like an interesting proposition . . . . . .


Oohhhh. . . . I Get it, kinda like a homebrewed version of "Meet your Alaskan Mountain Man", except all entrants must own Subaru's
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:12 PM   #18
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yes all entries must include proof of vehicle ownership.

what, this can work..
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:14 PM   #19
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Too bad everyone here on the board is either around 20 and over 35 years old. Hmmm......lets see what else to do here. Hiking and Fishing in the summertime. Jetskiing. Saturday Market downtown. Did I say fishing already? Oh, what kind of subie do you have anyways.
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:28 PM   #20
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i have a 99 rs in..... BLUE. Its got about 44k. I wish I could drive up to alaska instead of flying, now that would be a great road trip.

To the owner or the yellow rexy, will trade woman for car for one week. I've been wanting a yellow rex.
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Old 06-07-2002, 02:58 PM   #21
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Oohhhh. . . . I Get it, kinda like a homebrewed version of "Meet your Alaskan Mountain Man", except all entrants must own Subaru's
Wait, not all of us drive subaru's.......but i guess thats my problem . Although its not really a problem, My tranny still works after 50,000miles (i just can't belive the problems with that.). How meny trannys have gone up here? The tranny forum is full of them
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Wait, not all of us drive subaru's.......but i guess thats my problem . Although its not really a problem, My tranny still works after 50,000miles (i just can't belive the problems with that.). How meny trannys have gone up here? The tranny forum is full of them
The power fo FWD! LOL When you start making alot of torque and slip the clutch out on a 6500 rpm launch, you may speak about breaking transmissions.... *sarcasim

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Old 06-07-2002, 03:57 PM   #23
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The power fo FWD! LOL When you start making alot of torque and slip the clutch out on a 6500 rpm launch, you may speak about breaking transmissions....
He's making just as much power at the wheels as we are (and higher trap speeds), and has plenty of room to go before he even has to worry about his transmission. There's no excuse for the subaru transmissions breaking, especially at stock levels. Some of which were broken from casual 1-2 shifts. The WRX trannies suck, it's that simple.
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I never disputed the part about him making power. I'll bet he makes mroe power then a WRX. I said torque. Torque and traction is what kills the drivetrain. AWD + 230-240 tq + 6500rpm slip = broken tranny. FWD isn't exactly the best platform to put power to the ground in, especialy with no LSD. *this is not a flame

But there is no excuse for a 1-2 shift to cause something to break, unless the transmission was beat on consistently. Let's be honest, the WRX tranny is a good daily driver tranny, not a good performance one. I'd like to see the results of the tranmission that has been driven normally and not abused as much as some of the ones I've heard about.

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Old 06-07-2002, 08:37 PM   #25
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You guys are the off-topic kings!! Greg is asking about Alaska and you guys are talking about trannies. Lets get this back on topic. By the way WRX trannies suck!
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