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Old 12-30-2015, 01:40 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by KevinM View Post
Amen to that. I suspect that whoever wins this prize will likely just take the $1,500 and run. Someone in the lower 48 who is inclined to fly themselves and 3 friends to Anchorage in order to take advantage of the free train tickets will likely far exceed $1,500 in travel and living expenses doing so. When I flew from Boston to Whitehorse back in 2011, the cheapest airfare I could find was well over $1,200 and that was just me.....and that was just the beginning.
Actually the plan is to return to Alaska this year with some (if not all the same) people as last September. The $1,500.00 will be a nice prize but the rail fare will be used to supply travel to all or most of the group that can make it.
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