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Old August 8th, 2008, 09:18 AM
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We are going to Alaska in May of 09. We are going on the glacier trek and the dog sled excursion. I would imagine at this time of year it is COLD???? Well, I bought some silk undergarments from Cabelas for the occasion. should this do good with other garments on top? I won't freeze to death huh? . What about for men......what is the best to wear for them to keep warm? Any suggestions or comments about MAY Alaska cruises and excursions? Thanks
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Old August 8th, 2008, 11:34 AM
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My husband has a long sleeved thermal undershirt packed for our cruise in Sept..We have also decided to get a wool pendelton shirts to layer with and wear under lightweight water resistant hooded jackets..These things are lightweight and do not take up much room in the suitcase so if its to warm its no big deal we brought them..


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KellyW had it right. Thats what we wore on a early June Alaska cruise. Yes we had snow during the gold mine trip from Skagway crossing into the Yukon, but our preparation was good enough.
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Dressing in layers is always the key when traveling in Alaska. Be sure and take proper rain gear as the weather can change suddenly in Alaska.

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Just got back (Aug. 23) and we were lucky enough to have fantastic weather. Layers is definitely the way to go. Make sure you have 3-4 pair of jeans, a couple of sweatshirts/sweaters. We needed our winter jackets, hats and gloves for the dog sledding on top of the glacier and I imagine it will be colder in May than it was for us mid August. A jacket with a zip out fleece lining worked really well for all 3 of us, as it served us well on the glacier and we could take out the lining while walking around in town. They give you boots to put over your shoes when you get on the glacier. They even gave out hats to those who didn't bring their own. It's a great tour- the highlight of our trip. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
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Do some of those "cold" excursions provide some winter jackets??

A week ago today we were up in Victoria and did a later Orca whale watching excursion and I really thought I was dressed warm enough, but once out on the open water at 6:00 PM, it was darn right cold. Lucky the boat had enough really warm winter jackets and Yep, I sure wore one.

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