A lot of people ask what kinds of weather to expect while on the Alaska Trek. This is an easy answer. You can expect there to be all kinds; hot days, cold days, dry days and wet days. For example: In Fairbanks, the northern-most city we travel to, it can be 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) during the summer. One year, in Iskut, BC, day 46 of the trek, I awoke to 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 Celsius). And it can rain, a lot. Especially in the coastal areas.
When you take a boat cruise (Valdez and Seward), you visit glaciers. The wind coming off the Prince William Sound and the Kenai Fjords NP can be very cold especially when you get near glaciers.
You will want to bring appropriate clothing for all kinds of weather. I recommend the following:
comfortable walking shoes (both dry shoes and shoes that are water resistant). Water resistant hiking shoes are very nice for when it is wet and muddy. I always buy my hiking shoes a size too large so that I can wear extra thick wool socks.
short pants and shirts for warmer weather
long pants and shirts for cooler days
layered clothing (such as sweaters, parkas, vests, sweat shirts, jackets, etc.) This will allow you to dress warm and remove layers as the day warms
Casual clothing is appropriate for everything we do on the Alaska Trek.
TIP: If you signed up for the optional Fishing Trip or Bear Viewing Tour, you will want to make sure you have a rain suit (both waterproof jacket and pants). You will also want water proof boots. These tours are conducted rain or shine. You want to be comfortable so "be prepared". (Note: Water proof boots are provided on the Bear Viewing Tour).
TIP: Keep an old rug near the entrance of your RV for those rainy and muddy days. You don't want to track that stuff into your nice RV.
TIP: Don't try to keep the outside of your RV clean. I recommend you wash the dirt and mud off AFTER the tour is over. Otherwise you are going to be spending a lot of your time cleaning when you could be enjoying the beauty of Alaska!