"The Iditarod - Anchorage, Alaska" Anchorage by toontown

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I was fortunate enough to be in Anchorage, Alaska for a conference on the same weekend as the ceremonial start of the famous annual Iditarod dog-sledding race. Anchorage was much milder than I expected and very pretty with the surrounding mountains (Mt. McKinley) and ocean (Cook Inlet).

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  • Pros:Scenic, friendly people, great seafood restaurants
  • Cons:Getting there
  • In a nutshell:Not as rustic as you would imagine
  • Last visit to Anchorage: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Mar 1, 2004
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  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Feb 22, 2006 at 10:28 AM

    Nice job with my former hometown! I agree with you - the Captain Cook is a great spot to stay. Been there for 4 day conferences and never left the hotel! (It was -20 and blowing) Birthday greetings from Alaska!

  • mcpangie's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2004 at 3:56 PM

    I was just up in Anchorage, had my digital camera... but no good picture taking moments. It was showing and or raining the whole time I was there! I like your Iditarod tips. I had a friend who ran it one year. It's a great event to watch.

  • Christophe_Ons's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2004 at 8:32 AM

    Nice pages - useful tips and good pictures.

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