A friend called the other day with an opportunity I thought I would mention. Thought it might get the most traction here. There's no commission to the site for this; I'm just posting it as a favor to Joe. Here's the deal:
Joe Houston, owner of Bear Mountain Air, is offering an Iditarod trip that takes you by air from Wasilla in a wheel/ ski-equipped Cessna 185, along the Iditarod Trail out to Unalakleet for one or two nights (your choice), then on to Nome in time for the arrival of the arrival of the mushers who are competing in the 2016 Iditarod race. You'll fly with Joe back to Wasilla at the end of the trip, and have an excellent chance for flightseeing along the way. The trip includes four nights lodging in the Aurora hotel, all meals are included, including a prime rib dinner with Hobo Jim entertaining. Because this is a private trip, there's a lot of flexibility in the schedule and itinerary. The aircraft is a Cessna 185 on wheel/ skis. Joe is an excellent pilot, and a great human being. I guarantee you'll make a new friend on this trip.
Joe has a great Mark Twain quote on his website: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bow lines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore! Dream! Discover!" This will be an unforgettable adventure if you are able to grab it before someone else does!
COST: $5,000/ two people, or $2,500/ one person.
CONTACT: Joe Houston, Bear Mountain Air, 1 (907) 354-4623