Unofficial Guide to Adventure Travel in Alaska

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  • Travel to Alaska is soaring; Alaska's 15 national parks set a record for visits in 2004, with just under 2.3 million
  • Tourism in Alaska overall was up an estimated 11 percent in 2004
  • Alaskan cruises are increasingly popular; in 2004, there were 876,000 passengers from May to September
  • Unlike traditional guides, this book focuses on outdoor adventures for the general traveler ...
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Overview

  • Travel to Alaska is soaring; Alaska's 15 national parks set a record for visits in 2004, with just under 2.3 million
  • Tourism in Alaska overall was up an estimated 11 percent in 2004
  • Alaskan cruises are increasingly popular; in 2004, there were 876,000 passengers from May to September
  • Unlike traditional guides, this book focuses on outdoor adventures for the general traveler who wants to explore and perhaps even venture off the beaten path
  • The book is organized not by destination but by interests (driving tours, wildlife viewing, hiking, camping, etc.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764579707
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/6/2006
  • Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #104
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

MELISSA DEVAUGHN is on the Outdoors staff at the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska's largest daily newspaper, and has been covering outdoorsrelated topics for newspapers and magazines since 1990. She has also worked at the Roanoke Times in Virginia; the Peninsula Clarion, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula; and the Associated Press in Anchorage. Her work has appeared in Alaska, Backpacker, Canoe & Kayak, and Women’s Sports & Fitness magazines, among other publications. She hiked the Appalachian Trail in 1993 before moving to Alaska, and continues to enjoy backpacking throughout the state. In addition, she enjoys mountain- and road-biking in the summer and in the winter spends her time dog-mushing with her team of Alaskan huskies. She lives in Chugiak, Alaska, with her husband, Andy Hall; a 5-year-old daughter, Reilly; an 8-year-old son, Roan; 12 dogs; and 1 cat.
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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

About the Author.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

PART ONE: Understanding Alaska.

PART TWO: Planning Your Trip.

PART THREE: Getting Around.

PART FOUR: Adventure Cruising.

PART FIVE: Adventure Trips by Car.

PART SIX: Backpacking.

PART SEVEN: Birding.

PART EIGHT: Canoeing.

PART NINE: Climbing and Mountaineering.

PART TEN: Cycling.

PART ELEVEN: Day Hiking.

PART TWELVE: Dog Mushing.

PART THIRTEEN: Fishing.

PART FOURTEEN: Sea Kayaking.

PART FIFTEEN: Multisport Adventures.

PART SIXTEEN: Off-road Adventures.

PART SEVENTEEN: River Running.

PART EIGHTEEN: Skiing.

PART NINETEEN: Southcentral Inland Alaska: An Oasis of Activity.

PART TWENTY: Southcentral Coastal Alaska: Where Mountains and Sea Meet.

PART TWENTY-ONE: Southeast Alaska: Home of Glaciers and Whales.

PART TWENTY-TWO: Interior Alaska: The Heart of the State.

PART TWENTY-THREE: Bush Alaska: Solitude at Its Best.

Index.

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