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Crazy4silvers

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Posted: 05/20/21 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There is an article in today's Fairbanks newspaper that both tour bus and shuttle bus seats in Denali NP are nearly sold out for this summer. If you are flying up this year and Denali is on your list you should act very soon. Numbers of buses running are reduced and seating is limited to 50%.


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"Numbers of buses running are reduced and seating is limited to 50%."

This is a fairly common paradigm for the federally-controlled facilities and infrastructure up here as well as for the big national operators...reduced operations and capacity limitations. Many of the big operators are not planning to operate this year....while that may change, if you're coming to AK, look into services from "Joe and Morty's Tour Bus, Flightseeing, and Dogsled Rides, all-in-one!" rather than XXXX-line. As posted earlier, the small local outfits appreciate the business, although with the lifting of the state (and many local) mandates, local traffic is starting to impact the capacity of even the small operators.


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Posted: 05/20/21 05:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some info that might be of interest. Partway down you'll see a note about getting an RV to AK from WA.

https://www.travelalaska.com/GetInspired/Blog/May-2021-Travel-Tips.aspx


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Posted: 05/21/21 05:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They just announced the border is closed until June 21.

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I am already in mode mindset of a second consecutive year of not going to Canada....

After seeing the government of Australia last week announcing their no foreign visitors extension thru Mid 2022 - I think Canada will follow suit extending this month to month non essential border closure the past 15 months will likely continue throughout this year....

If upon short notice by late summer 2021 there is hope that Canada will allow non essential visitors cross their borders, I will secure the camper on one of my trucks and go - however this highly contagious virus is no where means under control.

I finally decided to get vaccinated for many reasons too long to list other than the timing was right and witnessing others that had their vaccinations from 6 months ago are functioning pretty normal with no issues - as I received my second dose just four days ago - lucky me my only side effect from both shots was experiencing a sore arm for 24 hours (the first shot hurt worse)....didn't get any chills, fever, significant fatigue, etc.

As my 5 digit amount of Canadian Dollars still sit in the Canadian bank account collecting cobwebs - I converted $3.00 Canadian Dollars to US Dollars just recently so that the prolong account inactivity status did not freeze the account so that it would remain in it's active status....

So until my permitted time off approaches, looks like I will just do the many projects around the house again this year if I cannot venture in Canada .... I been on practically every connecting road in the Alaska road system with the camper so it's less desirable to me to travel in my camper within Alaska since I live here....My 13 consecutive year visiting streak in Canada was broke in 2020 due to the current events we are all still facing.


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