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SeniorJournal.com writer organizing next trip
River Rafting in Alaska is Next Adventure Trip for
Women Over 40
16, 2005 – Debbie Jacobs, who writes about travel adventures for older
women for SeniorJournal.com, is organizing a new trip – “Alaska:
Exploring the Wild.” She says, “Traveling through Wrangell-St. Elias
National Park by river is the supreme wilderness adventure for women
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March 2, 2005 - I first met Bev, a youthful 60
something, on a whitewater rafting trip. In and of itself, there's nothing
extraordinary about that (she was one of the 'youngsters' on board). But in
the months preceding our adventure I heard from Bev regularly. She called to
confirm that she didn't "have" to get in a raft.
Maxine, 71, Takes River Rafting In Stride
Feb. 10, 2005 - She was easy to spot. On her medical
form she had noted that she would not be useful for carrying any canoes, the
stick drawing she included showed three people carrying a canoe overhead.
Standing in between two of the figures, Maxine could not reach high enough
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“Participants can enjoy the thrill of experiencing
the backcountry with all the comforts a raft trip provides,” she says.
“Professional guides, gourmet meals and expansive scenery make this
adventure the perfect choice for travelers looking to skip the crowds in
Alaska this summer. No experience is necessary.”
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is the largest
national park in the U.S. The high country of the park contains
spectacular mountain ranges, 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the country,
glaciers, active volcanoes, and wildlife. Scenic flights, glacier
walking, sea kayaking and visits to isolated outposts highlight this
adventure, according to Debbie..
“Women looking for an adventure, along with a
supportive group atmosphere, will appreciate adventures designed by
women over 40, for women over 40,” she says.
Alaska: Exploring the Wild is scheduled for June
18-July 1, 2005, and those interested can learn more at
Information about these and other itineraries
around the globe are available from: Explorations in Travel, Inc., 2458
River Rd., Guilford, VT 05301. Toll free: 877-257-0152, Fax:
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