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Old May 20th, 2003, 10:12 PM
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Default Do I need heavy weather jackets for Alaska

Hi to all,

Please don't laugh at my ignorance,but will I need to carry a heavy weather jacket for Alaskan shore excursions.

We live in tropical Australia, and I really have no idea. Layering I get, but do I need artic wear. Gloves, scarves, beanies, etc.

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Hi Mich,
Unless you will be going to an excursion on a glacier, just a warm jacket, couple of sweat shirts, t-shirts will work fine. Go ahead and pack a had and gloves too, but any clothes you can layer during the day seems to work best. Oh, also some kind of rain gear, you're bound to see some of that too.

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Old May 21st, 2003, 02:36 PM
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Wearing wool socks, jeans, sweater, polar fleece jacket and gloves, gore-tex parka, hat and sunglasses, I was comfortable on deck every minute of the 2+ hours we watched glaciers calving at amazingly close range. I wouldn't have missed a moment of that, not for anything! I wore just as much gear kayaking in the rain and glacier hiking on an overcast afternoon. But then again, I wore nothing heavier than a sweater the afternoon we sailed out of a sunny Seward. Have a lovely time!
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G'Day to you both,

Thanks for the info, we have decided that it is better to have than not to have, so I will just go ahead and pack it all.

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See my reply under A Southers Perspective on last week's weather on the Alaska board.
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See my post "A Southerner's Perspective an last week's weather" on the Alaska board.
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