Big trip 2011

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Big trip 2011

  1. 1. Big Trip 2011 ALASKA BIG BLUE
  2. 2. Overview of Trip <ul><li>Alaska, US, Northwestern Region, Denali National/State park and Kenai Peninsula Wildlife Refuge </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation: We will fly Anchorage, and from there we will get passenger vans for driving. Once in the park we may have to use park transport buses which are free. </li></ul><ul><li>Length: Either 7 or 10 days. </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate approximate cost:$1200 per person, without money from the troop. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Alaska? <ul><li>Alaska is known for America’s final frontier. </li></ul><ul><li>Denali is home to the tallest mountain in North America, Mt. McKinley, standing at 20,320 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>We will have an opportunity to see the big five: Grizzly Bears, Moose, Elk, Dall Sheep and Wolves. </li></ul><ul><li>Alaska is a beautiful place, with purple mountains and aqua colored glaciers. </li></ul><ul><li>Some merit badges that can be worked on during this trip are requirements in Hiking, Whitewater, and Horsemanship. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Activities <ul><li>Rafting: We will raft on the Six Mile Creek on the Kenai Peninsula, which is class IV to V. </li></ul><ul><li>Horseback: We take a 2 hour trip on the Kenai Peninsula where we will witness breathtaking views. </li></ul><ul><li>Hiking: There is multiple hikes anywhere from 1 to 7 miles. We will hike on glaciers and through forests both in Denali and in the Kenai Fjords. </li></ul><ul><li>Wildlife: We will visit places where the best animal viewing occurs either by bus or car. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Alaska <ul><li>Big Trip </li></ul><ul><li>2011 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Airlines <ul><li>American Airlines/Alaskan Airlines: $800-$900 </li></ul><ul><li>Boston  Seattle  Anchorage </li></ul><ul><li>Continental Airlines: $703 </li></ul><ul><li>Boston  Chicago  Seattle  Anchorage (TIME) </li></ul><ul><li>GROUP RATES/DISCOUNT </li></ul><ul><li>TRAVEL AGENT </li></ul><ul><li>(2010 estimates) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Transportation <ul><li>Avis: Suburban $760 p. week (no vans) </li></ul><ul><li>Herz: Suburban $917, Vans $1330 p. week </li></ul><ul><li>TRAVEL AGENT not attained yet </li></ul><ul><li>GROUP/DISCOUNT included for avis </li></ul><ul><li>(2010 estimate) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Totals: <ul><li>Trip cost per person: $838 (35-40 attending) </li></ul><ul><li>(34 attended Yellowstone) </li></ul><ul><li>This price does not include any discounts nor travel agents assistance. </li></ul><ul><li>Not yet including price of activities, sites (Ntl. Forest), and food. </li></ul><ul><li>Projected to not exceed $1,000 after adding the above costs, and deducting expected discounts. </li></ul><ul><li>DOES NOT INCLUDE TROOP SUBSIDY </li></ul>
  9. 9. Financial Aid??? <ul><li>Yes </li></ul><ul><li>Approved by Committee to work on ways to set aside money for families having trouble. </li></ul><ul><li>Details to be furthered researched. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Choosing…. <ul><li>Date: Late July </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why am I spending 1,000$?
  12. 12. Trip plans: <ul><li>Like Yellowstone </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Alaska, and Southern Alaska, about 5 days in each. </li></ul><ul><li>Activities? </li></ul>
  13. 13. North Campsite: Savage River Campground in Denali National Park (Most Parks are free) Reservations KEY (bathrooms/facilities) and car accesible.
  14. 14. Denali Park and Mt. McKinley!!! <ul><li>Day trip on bus </li></ul><ul><li>Goes from entrance of park  through Denali  all kinds of animals  views  you can get out where ever you want  </li></ul>
  15. 15. White Water Rafting!!! <ul><li>Six Mile River on Kenai Peninsula, or Lions Head in Talkeetna </li></ul><ul><li>Class I,II,III,IV,(V on high days) With Nova Rafting </li></ul>
  16. 16. Horseback Riding!!! <ul><li>Alaskan Horseman in Chugach National Park </li></ul><ul><li>Amazing offer!!! </li></ul>
  17. 17. South Campsite: Quartz Creek Campground <ul><li>This campground is in Cooper’s Landing </li></ul><ul><li>It has drinking water, fire pits, flush toilets and more </li></ul><ul><li>It also has a great view of Kenai Lake </li></ul>
  18. 18. Fishing <ul><li>We would go the Drifter’s Lodge in Cooper’s Landing and it is near our south camp too </li></ul><ul><li>They have fishing trips with guides and all the gear we would need to fish </li></ul><ul><li>The fish we could catch are Rainbow Trout, King Salmon, Red Salmon, Silver Salmon and Dolly Varden </li></ul>
  19. 19. Panning for Gold <ul><li>We would pan for gold at Alaska Horsemen Trail Adventures </li></ul><ul><li>They would bring the gravel to us at their building to pan through </li></ul><ul><li>Only 1 minute from the south camp </li></ul>
  20. 20. Fjord Kayaking!!! <ul><li>Kayaking in the Pacific Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Near Anchorage but by the Ice Shelves! </li></ul>“ Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking”
  21. 21. HIKES!!! <ul><li>The best way to experience Alaska </li></ul>
  22. 22. A new troop 1 word??? <ul><ul><ul><li>SUBSIDY </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Chance of a life time…. <ul><li>$1,000 for this. </li></ul><ul><li>$1,100 for D.C.??? </li></ul>

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