The Iditarod in March 2020, will be like no other Alaska trip! Unlike the typical summer Alaska trips that focus more in the Kenai Peninsula area, the UWM at Waukesha group will see over 750 miles of beautiful scenery from Anchorage, Talkeetna, and Fairbanks; including the Chgach Mountains, Matansuska-Susitna Valley, and of course, Denali National Park with an opportunity to snow shoe. The trip covers two of the best features of Alaska: the famous Iditarod race and bucket list item of watching the Aurora Borealis, those famous dancing Northern Lights.
UWM at Waukesha Continuing Education will be there for the official ceremonial start of the Iditarod in downtown Anchorage, and able to cheer on the mushers at the restart in Willow the following morning. The group will meet the mushers at the Musher’s Banquet, get autographs, and meet folks from all over of the world. They will enjoy a private tour of a kennel and learn first-hand from a four-time champion musher and his dogs.
The group is also scheduled for a show at the University of Alaska Anchorage Planetarium. From Anchorage, we will head to Denali, Talkeetna, and then on to Fairbanks. The group will be in Fairbanks for prime viewing of the Aurora Borealis. After touring the Museum of the North, the Trans-Atlantic Pipeline, and Chena Hot Springs Resort, the UWM at Waukesha group will head back to Anchorage on a relaxing ride via the scenic Alaska Rail.
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