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Get Out of the Car!

Issues for the seasonal worker that have no motor vehicle. Whether it's an environmental, political, or financial decision many seasonal workers do not have their own vehicle. How easy is it to get to a place? Get around?

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Latest Activity: Jan 18, 2016

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Taking the Bus 10 Replies

Started by Keith Larson. Last reply by Tracyjo Jan 10, 2010.

What to do with Your Stuff 2 Replies

Started by Keith Larson. Last reply by Tracyjo Jan 10, 2010.

Take a Hike

Started by Keith Larson Mar 1, 2009.

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Comment by Keith Larson on February 24, 2009 at 8:15pm
Sorry guys, I started this group a long time ago and kind of rarely got back to it. Promise I'll start working on what I envisioned more often. If you see something that's out of date speak up. Go ahead and follow some of the basics with your info also.
Comment by Nicholle on October 4, 2008 at 6:31pm
Just got back from spending four months in AK....total miles hitching-708 (All but 138 were solo, so a total of 570 solo miles)....didn't regret one moment of it...yes things would have been a lot easier with a car, but I got just about everywhere I wanted, and did just about everything I wanted to do, and have much more stories to tell!
Comment by Cathy on July 14, 2008 at 12:04am
I was also wondering about transportation, a "temp" car to get around in, cheap and sell quik after season. Any buy here pay here places?
Comment by C. J. Schake on June 22, 2008 at 3:34pm
Haven't owned a car since 1994... but I get around very well, thank you. While in India my main transport has been trains. It's great while it lasts!...the motor industry is booming.
Comment by Byrdy on June 10, 2008 at 2:45pm
I would like to add that in the 3 years I worked for the Grand Tetons and Grand Canyon. I took the bus mostly. I did have my mother for experience drive me to the Grand Tetons but yellowstone, Bryce and Grand Canyon I took a bus or went with a group. I did find out as well that I can take a bus from Denver to Idaho falls and then fly into Jackson Airport cutting down on air fare.
Comment by Nicholle on May 2, 2008 at 1:30am
Anyone have suggestions on purchasing a vehicle in Alaska...one that is cheap but will get you around? I know I will be 20 miles from the nearest lodge, and although it's between Seward and Anchorage, it may prove to be rather difficult. I was originally going to drive, but at a minimum of $1000 in gas, each way, along with 3500 miles each way, the $225 plane ticket was screaming my name!
Comment by Carolann on April 20, 2008 at 5:13pm
First season worker in Glacier this summer. Actually this will be my first trip to Glacier. Hope there will be no issues, but if there is I'll let you know.
Comment by Rick Peterson on April 5, 2008 at 4:45pm
In Alaska I recommend checking out a company called Parks Connection. They run motorcoaches every day ranging from Seward to Anchorage to Talkeetna to Denali to Fairbanks. It is affordable and runs every day.
 

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