Tom Polakis wrote: >Hi all, > > >I highly recommend visiting Alaska in early September. The tourist season >ends abruptly around Labor Day, and darkness begins to return to the nights. >It's a pretty brief window, however, before many of the tourist services close. > > > However, I should add for anyone comtemplating driving up, that I have been told by a resident of Alaska (who spends time in Arizona), that one needs to be out of Alaska by the second week of September at the real risk of being stranded in Alaska the entire winter. This may not be a hard fast rule and there are probably variations in road conditions from year to year that may push the leave date to later in the year. Stan -- See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please send personal replies to the author, not the list.