: Are You Planning a Vacation in Alaska?



dkozloski
08-02-13, 04:44 PM
This wil be the highlight of your trip. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=north%20slope%20mosquitos&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.alaskadispatch.com%2Farticle% 2F20130728%2Fnorth-slope-mosquito-swarms-worst-worst&ei=BQv8UYqbIu_riQLs1YHwDg&usg=AFQjCNEmhv4N4wEfRJbTTrJgUH1KhaETRg&bvm=bv.50165853,d.cGE

orconn
08-02-13, 04:58 PM
Is there a good season in Alaska, Koz?

dkozloski
08-02-13, 06:00 PM
It's a beautiful day today. Low 80s and lots of sunshine. A few puffy clouds. No mosquitos here.

truckinman
08-02-13, 06:07 PM
Well next year we are planning on a cruise to Alaska.

dkozloski
08-02-13, 07:59 PM
Well next year we are planning on a cruise to Alaska.Take your camera.

The-Dullahan
08-03-13, 03:14 AM
I wasn't, no, but this thread has made me consider it.

Honestly, I have never had a problem with mosquitoes. In Florida we have them everywhere, all year. They don't bite me.

Don't get me wrong. If I were a small, winged vampiric creature, I wouldn't bite something like me either.

dkozloski
08-03-13, 03:39 AM
I've seen people go berserkers from mosquitos. They actually ran in circles in panic trying to get away from them. I once read in an Air Force survival manual that there are more tons of mosquitos per square mile on the North Slope of Alaska than anything else that lives there. That being said. We've had a pretty good year around here.

93DevilleUSMC
08-03-13, 04:26 AM
I'd love to go backpacking in Alaska, but only if I can take a carbine in .458 SOCOM with me..

ben.gators
08-03-13, 05:32 AM
When I watched the movie "Proposal", I fell in love with Alaska and decided to go and visit Alaska. But then I realized that the movie was actually filmed in Massachusetts! So I guess that means that I need to go and visit Massachusetts now....:rolleyes:

dkozloski
08-03-13, 12:03 PM
I'd love to go backpacking in Alaska, but only if I can take a carbine in .458 SOCOM with me..You don't need a big rifle, just a traveling companion you can outrun.

----------

The Volkswagon commercials featuring Fairbanks are also fake and filmed in the lower 48.

93DevilleUSMC
08-03-13, 06:19 PM
You don't need a big rifle, just a traveling companion you can outrun.

----------

The Volkswagon commercials featuring Fairbanks are also fake and filmed in the lower 48.
big rifle is good insurance. As for the companion, I've got a few people I hate from my old hospital job....

CTSV_Rob
08-04-13, 03:17 AM
But do they call to you?

thebigjimsho
08-04-13, 02:39 PM
When I watched the movie "Proposal", I fell in love with Alaska and decided to go and visit Alaska. But then I realized that the movie was actually filmed in Massachusetts! So I guess that means that I need to go and visit Massachusetts now....:rolleyes:

We are pretty awesome!

truckinman
08-04-13, 07:22 PM
Take your camera.

Lol. Oh if you've only met my wife! She, at ALL times, has a canon T4i touch screen SLR, one or two water proof Olympus's, and our iPhones! Lol so we will most definitely have A camera in multiples lol