Site of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors
- April 29-May 2, 2001

Captain Cook Hotel


Saturday, April 28, 2001

  • Close in - Tony Knowles Coastal Trail walk to Earthquake Park. Approx. 3.5 miles, RT. Cost: None. Hours: 1:30-4:00 p.m.
  • Bus Trip - Portage Glacier tour. Cost: $59.00 pp. Hours: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Leaves from hotel. Includes visit to Wildlife park and Portage Valley, bring own lunch. Price is discounted for group of ten or more. Leave e-mail message for reservation (below).

Sunday, April 29, 2001
  • Close in - Oscar Anderson House/museum. Walk 2 blocks. Cost: $3.00 pp. Hours: 1:45-3:30.

Monday, April 30, 2001
  • Close in - Bus or trolley tour of city. Cost: $21.00-$45.00. Hours: 9:00-12:30.
  • Close in - Shopping downtown Anchorage.
  • Bus Trip - Boat gray whale 4 hour cruise, Seward. Cost: $119.00. Hours: 8:00a.m.-5:30p.m. Includes a meal and transportation from Anchorage.

Tuesday, May 1, 2001
  • Close in - Anchorage Museum of History and Art. Cost: $6.50 pp. Hours: 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. If group of ten or more entrance fee is discounted $2.00 pp. Best time to go is 2:00 p.m. or later due to end of school year student tours at that time.
  • Bus Trip - Sourdough Mining and Wild Berry Products, chocolate waterfall. Cost: None, unless you choose to buy something. Hours: 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Short shuttle ride at no charge.

Wednesday, May 2, 2001
  • Close in - Downtown walking tour. 23 sites to visit, with map. Cost: None. Hours: 10:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.

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Getting around Anchorage -

You can get around the city very easily by a variety of means. The city is not very large, so many interesting places may be visited by Walking. Bicycles may be rented. Taxicabs, city buses, chartered busses and vans, rental cars and rented RV's, are also available. If you want to visit areas outside at some distance you may travel by air, air charter, train or boat. Many Alaskan communities cannot be reached by automobile.

The late April-early May meeting times will be helpful in several ways. For example, there will be no mosquitos, very few tourists on the highways, winter snows will have melted except in the high country, and you can expect lower rates for hotels, airfare, and automobile rentals. If you would rather not encounter a bear on the trail this is a better time to be hiking. Some natural hazards found in most other states are also absent in Alaska, such as poisonous snakes, poison ivy, and black widow spiders. Don't look for tornados or hurricanes, either. Earthquakes? We have them all the time, at a level where they are hardly noticeable or missed except when reported in the news. Most are not interesting enough to make the evening news. The earthquake in 1964 was an anomalie, and nothing like that... or even the Simi Valley quake has been experienced in Anchorage in years.
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