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Looking for a Rideshare to Alaska -- April, 2013 -- And a general shoutout
Posted February 7th, 2013 - 7:13 am by from Cordova, United States (Permalink)
I posted this on the Alaska Highway Network Forum, but thought I'd cover my bases…

So I am going up to Cordova this spring and have just started looking at different ways of getting there. I thought I'd put a message out there about potentially catching a ride with someone headed that way, as it would be an awesome journey.

As of now the only thing I know for sure is that I need to be in Cordova on April 15th and that I'll have to board a plane or boat at some point to get there as its no accessible by road.

I make a great co-pilot and won't have a ton of stuff!

If you're headed that way, give me an idea of your plans and how much it'll cost me.

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Also, any suggestions/ recommendations /whathaveyou, please feel free to share! Like I said, I'll be in Cordova but plan to get out and about as well.

This isn't my first time to Alaska -- I was born in Ketchikan, though we moved to Washington shortly thereafter. I spent some summers up there as a kid. And I have family up there so there has been a random trip here and there, but nothing much as an adult or with much time to explore. I'm really looking forward to taking it all in! Or at least as much as I can.

I guess what I'm saying is that I've met a bear or two and know its best not to try to pet a moose so hopefully I won't be one of those ridiculous tourists I saw as a kid (no promises).

Regardless, it's always neat to get in touch with other CSers

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 7:34 pm from Hamburg, South Africa
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Posted February 8th, 2013 - 8:15 pm by from Homer, United States (Permalink)
Most people do not understand how vast Alaska is. It is two and a half times the size of Texas....a huge territory. You need plenty of time...at least a month...to cover the distances. If anyone wants specifics, send me a note and I will give your information.

Posted February 8th, 2013 - 8:19 pm by from Homer, United States (Permalink)
The Alaska Marine Highway from Washington State up is a great and inexpensive way to travel...especially that time of year....they have ferries that go on to Cordova also. Try their website. Many people get on the boats and meet others an end up hitching rides once they arrive at one port.