The Holy Macaroni Tastes Like Chicken Tour Trek America - Where the crowds can't go!
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May I help you?

Here are some hints I find useful and which I think might help you plan your trip. Also read the hint on the individual pages for more details about each section.

  • Have a lot of fun!
  • Enjoy and respect nature!
  • Be prepared for some very close wildlife encounters!
  • Travel open-minded!
  • The group is just as good as you make it! Make it the best group ever.
  • Always expect the unexpected!
  • Clothing:
    • Dress in layers. Bring cloths you can wear one over the other.
    • Bring good rain gear and a hat.
    • Bring light gloves you can also wear at night.
    • You may also want to bring a warm cap to keep your head warm at night.
  • Footwear:
    • Good hiking boots are a must. They should also be water resistant.
    • You may also want some lighter shoes for the evenings and going out.
    • There's no big need for running shoes.
    • There's no need for sandals except that they might be handy on the campings.
  • Bags:
    • Pack your belongings into a reasonably big back pack.
    • Have a day pack (back pack) for cameras, food and drinks, tools, rain gear and some space for additional cloths.
    • Don't bring suite cases or huge travel bags.
    • Don't bring more than two bags (additional hip bag, ... is ok).
  • Packing:
    • Pack at least some of your cloths into water resistant plastic bags inside your main bag.
    • Also have a good, water resistant cover for your sleeping bag.
    • You may also want to protect films and other items from getting wet.
    • Be prepared to "live out of your bag". You may not want to repack everywhere.
  • Equipement:
    • Very good sleeping bag is a big bonus. It was freezing some nights and we even found some ice on our sleeping bags once or twice.
    • Good Swiss Army Knife or multi purpose tool.
    • Camera with enough film and batteries. Don't forget filters (skylight).
    • First aid kit and personal medication.
    • Electricity independent toiletry.
  • Activities:
    • Mostly hiking. Be prepared for some wilderness hikes and bears. Don't buy bear spray. You're not allowed to cross the border carrying bear spray.
    • Some other activities such as river rafting, canoeing, ... depending on weather, saison, group, ... .
    • Flights may be pretty expensive.
    • Seward boat tour is wirth the money.
    • Various activities in citis, don't need preparation.
  • And last but not leats, also respect your guide and give him a respectable tip. They don't earn big money.

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