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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

Tony Hurt May 12, 2014 at 09:36 AM

We usually use trekking poles when we go hiking. However, these are not allowed on carry-on so we will not be able to bring ours with us to Denali. Two questions.

Are they really needed on these hikes?

Can we rent or buy them when we get there?
Adrienne Butler May 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM

We break ours down and put them in our checked luggage. Our Lekis break into three parts, and can be smaller than 24 inches. an be as small as about
Lori Wolski Jun 17, 2014 at 11:36 PM

Lori Wolski May 10, 2014 at 06:24 PM

Anyone out there going on the July 26-Aug 7 trip to Denali/Kenai?

Tony Hurt May 09, 2014 at 06:41 PM

Any recommendations as to what kind of bug repellent is best?
Linda Ann Kwak May 13, 2014 at 10:24 AM

I used Deep Woods Off when I went on the trip. It worked well keeping the mosquitoes at bay.
Tony Hurt May 13, 2014 at 04:31 PM

Thanks Linda,
Tony Hurt May 13, 2014 at 04:31 PM

Thanks Linda,
Tony Hurt May 13, 2014 at 04:31 PM

Thanks Linda,
Tony Hurt May 13, 2014 at 04:34 PM

Thanks Linda, I also looked at product at REI that you use to treat your outdoor clothes. It dries, doesn't smell and lasts through several washings. Checking reviews to see how this product is rated.

Trennie Miller Apr 29, 2014 at 06:13 PM

My husband and I are also going on the June
1 program. We have always planned and driven for our past vacations. Looking forward to going with a group and letting all the planning be done ahead of time. Does anyone have any other advice for having the best experience like the clothing advice I've seen here. Anyone else that has taken this trip in early June, what were your experiences with wildlife and wild flowers. We love to take pictures and would like to be prepared.

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