alaska 10/16/2013 06:41:00 AM
map courtesy - http://www.shipdetective.com/
This colorful piece of land in the map above is called Alaska. The Last frontier, and I am about to take you to a road trip here in a simple run of events. I booked my and my kid bro's flights to Alaska in August, I was going with zero expectations. Oct is off-season in Alaska, Not too cold and Not too hot and No people. Exactly What I would want. But there is a catch. there are hardly any buses. and None of us are experienced drivers. Well I have driven enough in india. and I have good long drive experience up my sleeves too. but that was on Indian roads, and in a Maruti Alto, perhaps the lightest car in the world. The car I can fly in.
So How its gonna be? I have no idea.
I am guessing I'll figure it out as I reach the land unknown. The weather is no good either. But this is the only time. I have to go. Oct 8th already recorded the second best Northern Lights show Across the north pole, first been on Oct 2, Thursday Oct 10 only has a active KP index and then it goes quiet for days. Can I be lucky? I have no idea.
But I have a reason to believe, I have noticed I am quite lucky when traveling, the weather always turns out good, and I get best of the places. I also get one black mole each trip, i.e. someone who screws up my plans So would the history repeat? I have no idea. But thats the test. and it is about to begin. Below is the map, I tried sorting out a month back. Its only an Introduction to Alaska trip for me. as I am landing at Point A (Anchorage) and fairbanks is mostly the place where Northern lights are seen, I have plans to go to Fairbanks and be back to ANC. I have about 4 days. I am landing on thursday night and leaving on Monday evening. I can do the road trip, explore denali park from air, explore anchorage and stay in fairbanks for 2 nights to try my luck with Aurora.
Shall we read how it went? Lets do it.