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Mary Jane Schuon Aug 18, 2015 at 08:54 PM

I know having a day pack is important, but on past adventures I've found I left it on the bus where I could easily access my stuff instead of needing to wear/carry it. I'm wondering what to expect on this program so I can pack the best pack.
Candice Donahue Aug 19, 2015 at 07:54 AM

You'll definitely want to carry the pack on the hikes. I went on the July trip. Our packs were used for the layers of clothes we put on and took off as needed. A couple of days we had a sack lunch, I always had my water bottle, camera going in and out of the pack, Then the rain jacket and pants were always in the pack if not on me, plus an extra layer of fleece,

Elsa Berenberg Jul 28, 2015 at 08:16 AM

Attending this trip 8/30-9/10. Very excited!!! Any other friends of Bill W.? Contact me! Ebtree@hotmail.com

Candice Donahue Jul 25, 2015 at 12:49 PM

I just got home from my trip yesterday and there was no impact at all--wouldnt have known there were any fires at all if the leaders hadnt mentioned them, absolutely a wonderful experience!
Mary Jane Schuon Jul 28, 2015 at 08:22 AM

Thanks for the info. I'm glad to hear it.

Mary Jane Schuon Jul 17, 2015 at 04:11 PM

Are the forest fires apt to impact the program in any way?
Dennis Balanesi Jul 18, 2015 at 01:55 AM

Our trip (June 21st - July 3rd) was not affected by the fires. Just some haze from the fires.
Mary Jane Schuon Jul 28, 2015 at 08:23 AM

Thanks for the info.

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??
Dennis Balanesi Jul 18, 2015 at 01:57 AM

Post-trip. The motor coach first went to the Anchorage airport but then did drop the rest of us off at our hotels. That was a pleasant surprise!

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