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Dennis Balanesi Jul 04, 2015 at 02:32 PM

The float trip is in a rubber raft. Each person is dressed head to toe in a rubber rain suit, life preserver and rubber boots supplied by the rafting company. The Kenai river looks like its moving pretty quick but once on the river, its fine. Maybe a little splash but nothing to be concerned about. Lot's of fun! Not white water rafting.

Candice Donahue Jul 02, 2015 at 04:29 PM

Is the raft trip one on which you get wet or is the raft big enough that you stay dry? I'm wondering if I need to pack for a wet adventure or not. I've only ever done white water rafting and you're as wet as in swimming!
Aletha Spang Jul 02, 2015 at 05:31 PM

Yes, you will get somewhat wet but the rafting companies provide waterproof pants, boots and slickers. Have fun, we loved it.

Dennis Balanesi Jun 13, 2015 at 03:58 PM

How can I get a list of people who are on the same adventure?

Dennis Balanesi Apr 14, 2015 at 08:46 PM

At the end of our trip, we are taking a motor coach from Moose Pass to Anchorage on July 2nd. Does it go directly to the airport or will it stop in town? We are having to spend the night and leave at 7:00 AM on the 3rd. We are staying at the Historic Anchorage Hotel. Can the take us there??

Aletha Spang Jul 07, 2014 at 03:10 PM

We are staying at the Inlet Towers, so perhaps will see you on the train. We decided to splurge and go first class. Will look for a Road Scholar marker on your bags.

Aletha Spang Jun 19, 2014 at 12:27 PM

My husband and I are going on the trip on August 10. We are taking the train from Anchorage to Denali on the 10th. Is anyone else doing this?
Jane Touchet Jul 07, 2014 at 09:21 AM

My husband and I are also taking the train from Anchorage to Denali, leaving @ 8:15 am and arriving @ 3:40 pm - we are staying at the Voyager Hotel the night before and will get a taxi from there to the train station.
Virginia Delavan Aug 08, 2014 at 05:59 PM

I'm taking that train, too, sitting in the observation car and looking forward to the view! Virginia Delavan

Tony Hurt Jun 19, 2014 at 09:37 AM

There is always a chance of rain, cold wind, overcast sky or sunshine and warm days. Our list of essentials includes:

Rain pants - rain proof and wind proof
Windbreaker Coat with Hood = rain proof and wind proof.
Hiking boots - waterproof - ankle high in case you step in deeper puddles.
Hat if you prefer to a hood - should have string in case of strong wind.
Long sleeved shirt at minimum.
Mosquitos can penetrate one to two layers plain cotton so use repellent wherever you think they might attack.
Water bottle for hiking.
Small back pack so that you will have someplace to pack your coat, etc as the day gets warmer.

Tony and Mary Hurt

Lori Wolski Jun 17, 2014 at 09:24 PM

I am going on this trip July 27 and would like to know if anyone knows what kind of clothes to bring? More long sleeved clothes or short sleeved? Hat, gloves, what kind of shoes? I don't know how to pack for this time of year at Danali and Kenai. Thank you !
John Rottersman Jun 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Lori, I suggest going through some of the comments below. I think your question is answered there. John

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