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Looking for a Cabin/Housing near Denali or Healy Alaska
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Hey everyone, I'm looking for a Cabin/Housing in the Denali or Healy Alaska area. This is for me and my girlfriend, and a dog. This will be my 5th Summer in the area, and her 3rd.  Any info on this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Riley Apr 18, 2011.

Where to work, in Southern Alaska?
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So next summer will be my 4th summer in Alaska, and instead of spending it in Denali like the last 3 summers, I'm thinking somewhere on the cost. I've got that part, now what I need to know is where.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rob Dec 17, 2009.

Anyone know about housing cost in Girdwood Alaska for the winter
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I'm thinking of staying in Girdwood, for the winter, and I wanted to know what the cost of housing would be, and maybe a little about jobs there...

Started this discussion. Last reply by akscootr Jul 15, 2009.

 

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Hometown:
Earth
Where have you lived and worked?
Healy Alaska
Louisville Ky
Ohio
About Me:
Chef, Ninja, Fire-builder, Camper, Hunter, Fisherman, Hiker...The world's too big for just one home!, one religion!, one love!
Last Seasonal Job:
Princess Denali/Totem Inn Healy Ak
Favorite Seasonal Job:
Totem Inn Healy Ak
Dream Job:
Getting paid to travel, eat, and take photos... Any idea's are welcome

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Winter work in Healy Alaska

Posted on October 24, 2008 at 11:16am 3 Comments

I've worked in Healy(near Denali) for the last two summers now, and after returning home from my last stay. I'm ready to go back for my first winter. I work at the Totem Inn in the summer,but being slower in the winter, and job there now is not possible. So my question to all of you is... Does anyone know of any jobs, I could get for at least the winter in Healy. One of my friends said to try the Coal mine, but I'm not sure if they a looking for anyone, and I wounder what kind of job it could… Continue

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At 1:38pm on April 30, 2009, Newell said…
Well Riley,
Im in Alaska now. I do believe that you need the passport now. It makes it much easier for you to cross into Canada on the way to the Alcan. If you are traveling by yourself take bout 350 in Canadian in travelers checks or go to a bank that has Canadian Currency. Depending how much a marathon driver you are you will make it through Canada in bout 4 days. The gas was bout 1.05 per L and after conversion bout 3.25 a gallon. So it was not too bad. If you are going the same way I did you will stop in Lethbridge, Edmonton, Grande Praire, Fort St John, Fort Nelson, Lake Watson, Whitehorse, and Tok,Alaska. The point between Fort Nelson and Lake Watson is the the hardest. Mainly since there is alot of hills and depending on the gas effiency of your vehicle. Mine usually gets 430 per tank but through there I get bout 340. So just be aware of your gas. There are some gas stations along the way 2 I think. But do stop at the Lilard Hot Springs. Its 191 miles from Fort Nelson to the Springs and bout 140 to Fort Nelson from there. any more questions just ask. Oh yeah there are places in the city that you can get wifi like hotels and such. Check out the the weatherchannel.com for weather updates for Edmonton. and check out Juneau AK for weather in upper parts of British Columbia. that way you can anticipate the conditions.
At 10:54pm on April 22, 2009, Newell said…
You don't need the passport til after June 1st. So you will need it for the trip back. So the Passport is recommended As for the tip for the gas/and sights. Look for the milepost for the sights. It has some good info but for gas. One US gallon is 3.785 L per gallon. So you would have to figure out what the price is for a liter. times it by the 3.758 and how much you buy then convert it to US Dollars. Its a bit of a pain but if you plan well... I would say depending on the type of car you have you would have to expect for possibly 250 for gas in Canada. I leave tomorrow for AK so I'll give a more accurate report on anything you need. If you need maps check out expedia for driving directions and gasbuddy.com for gas prices in along the route. I'll check in tomorrow to see if you can think of anything else.
At 4:12pm on December 7, 2008, Jamie said…
Hey there stranger! How was your Thanksgiving??? Hope everything was nice. So where are you??? If you get a chance look me up on facebook!
At 8:11pm on April 2, 2008, Jamie said…
Whats up homie!!!!! good to see ya!!!!!
 
 
 

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