Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob
Thanks I would love that aurora info from you! We were "told" that Sept was a bad month then another told us Sept was one of the 2 best months
Seeing the Aurora was our only justification for staying in Fairbanks (or driving back up from another point in AK) in Sept -- it's starting to get cold then and we have some friends we are trying to convince to go with us that just do not do cold well at all.
Hey - fly & RV is a great idea for those who are not bound and determined to check the AlCan off the bucket list - I would like that info as well IOT start my Alaska options file
Hi Bob and Anne-Marie,
At least going in September will be warmer. When I arrived in March it was minus 36°. But it was worth every degree below zero to get the shots I did.
The photographer is www.ronnmurrayphoto.com
They have a nice van but it only holds about 8 people. He picks everyone up and heads out to the best spots. They stay out a little longer if the Auroras are performing well. The first company I went out with worked by the clock. As soon as you know when you would be in Fairbanks I would make reservations. Fall is good as well as March because they are the equinox times. At that time you could get some nice shots with reflections on lakes or ponds. Ronn starts his Aurora tours late August.
Also, heading south gives you different views of Denali. There are some nice ponds along the road for reflection shots.
The motorhome company is www.abcmotorhome.com
Sign up for e-mails so you can find out about their specials. They don't advertise the really low fall price till September-October, or you can call them.
Let me know if you have any questions.