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Details on the Alaska section of the Alaska Highway, and other highways, are contained in chapter 9. The ferry is described in chapter 5. The Milepost (Morris Communications; $27) contains good maps and mile-by-mile logs of all Alaska highways and Canadian approaches; however, it’s not interesting to read and is clogged with advertising masquerading as editorial text. THE RENTAL OPTION Renting a car is the easiest way to see the Interior and Southcentral parts of the state. All the major national car-rental companies are represented in Anchorage, as are many The Cheapest Way to Alaska Flying is the cheapest and by far the simplest way to get to Alaska.
P L A N N I N G A N O U T D O O R VAC AT I O N CANOEING Paddling a canoe on a remote Alaska lake or river is the best way to get into the wilderness without a backpack, a guide, or a great deal of expense. For beginners, it’s easy to rent a canoe in Fairbanks (chapter 9) for a day trip. If you’re ready to go overnight, the choices of routes are extraordinary, including the rivers of the Interior (chapter 9), the birdwatching country of the Copper River Delta near Cordova, or the supreme lake canoe routes of the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (both in chapter 7).
And besides, who wants to come home with an Eskimo mask made in Bali? You can avoid being scammed if you pay attention. Ask questions before you buy. Any reputable art dealer will provide you with a biography of the artist who created an expensive work. Ask specifically if that artist actually carved the piece: Some Native artists have sold their names and designs to wholesalers who produce knockoffs. Price is another tip-off. An elaborate mask is more likely to cost $1,000 than $100. Another indicator is the choice of materials; most soapstone carvings are not made in Alaska.