Alaska Adventures, a Touring Guide
by William (Bill) C. McElroy (Author)- Kindle Edition / Paperback Edition
Alaska is home to many Native Americans and some of its tribes date back 12,000
years or so. Alaska is also a state that is full of adventure, beautiful lakes
and mountains, and even more beautiful fjords and blue ice glaciers. It is
bountiful in fish, small and large mammals, and other life forms.
It is a favorite for cruise ships and people that want to remove themselves from civilization for a week or two as they venture out onto the hiking trails and numerous, and some very isolated, camping areas.
Alaska's history is one of Russian occupation, a major gold rush, a very big volcano or two, and a barrier to our enemies in WWII. It has also been used for testing Atomic Weapons, and it was the land of near disaster when the flu almost wiped out many of the natives. You will find museums, totem poles, running and not running railroads, and much more to keep you occupied and amused for not just hours or days, but for months or years.
If you search the Internet you will find hundreds of websites that offer information on each of the attractions and adventures of the state, and you may even find one or two that are not written by commercial enterprises or the individual Chamber of Commences.
This touring guide is pure research, it is NOT contracted for by any commercial entity, and thus is not a 'sales pitch', it is an information text for your planning enjoyment. You will find that many to most of the current tour guide booklets do NOT have full addresses or GPS addresses and therefore, are lacking in this vital planning information. This manual does provide the GPS locations and thus can be used to provide the user with information that can be used to 'map' any trip in Alaska he or she desires. It also provides suggested times to visit and the time to allow for your visit to the attractions. The guide provides cautions and other information for your enjoyment.
Ordering this book will provide you the name, address, GPS coordinate, and estimated time to allocate in each location. It shows you a photo of the attraction and provides you with pertinent data for making a decision to put the location on your 'to-visit list'. Each title (place name) can be further researched by entering it into a Google tm search box; and this is recommended as open and closing dates and times can vary greatly for many establishments.
Note that many attractions are NOT open
during the October to May winter months.
You can go to several auto clubs to have them outline a 'vacation' for you, but you should know that they frequently OMIT interesting sights, or only provide information on sites that have paid to be displayed, or sites where they get a 'finder's fee'. They also do not provide tips and warnings about the roads and other hazards. This author does not do any of that; his only compensation is from the Amazon.com commission schedule. He provides tips and warns of hazards that he as personally encountered in his visits to the locations.
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