1. Even An Ancient King Moved to Alaska!

    October 17, 2013 by Editor

    The world-renowned King Tut has been traveling around the world making stops so that peoples of many different countries and cultures might have a chance to get to know him.  Officially, he is referred to as Tutankhamun, King and Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, who ruled during the 18th Dynasty (1332 BC to 1323 BC) for nine years.  So he’s a pretty old fella!  His most recent stop was at Anchorage for the Alaska State Fair in August and September for 12 days.  Being that he’s from a little warmer climate than Alaska provides and when it was time to move on, he chose Hi-Line Moving Services to get him back to his home in the city of Cairo, Egypt.

    So there you have it, folks!  Even kings and pharaohs know the best deal when it comes to moving to or from Alaska and quite literally just about anywhere in the world.

    When you’re ready to make your move to Alaska or from Alaska, be sure to call Hi-Line Moving Services.  We’ll treat YOU like a king!  If you don’t believe us, just ask King Tut.  He knows that Hi-Line Moving Services took really good care of him!

  2. Motorcycles Moving to Alaska

    June 3, 2011 by Editor

    Motorcycles to Alaska

    What do you do if you need to get four high-end touring motorcycles from Florida to Alaska?

     In June of 2009, employees of a moving company based in Florida were planning the ride of a lifetime—an adventure to remember. 

    Their equipment was in the class of “pride and joy.” Four champions of the road, real “dressers,” plus sidecars and saddlebags—polished, perfect road machines. This should have been a magazine feature for Harley-Davidson. 

    The group planned to bike the last frontier, ride down the AlCan highway, taking their time to get back across the country to Florida in the opposite corner of the continent. 

    This would be a life-changing trip. The right equipment was all. How do you get all your bikes, and all you’ve invested in this trip, safely and reliably to Alaska so it will be ready to go when you get there? 

    Remember, these guys are in the moving industry themselves. So they knew who to call: Hi-Line Moving Services, the experts – the Alaska moving company to call when transporting household goods to Alaska from anywhere in the lower 48. 

    “Shipping by highway to Alaska provided them better service than going by sea—and was certainly a lot safer for their bikes,” says Art Groux, Chief Operating Officer for Hi-Line Moving Services. Each motorcycle and sidecar was individually strapped to a pallet and loaded into a truck and trailer customized for the Alaska route. On the appointed day, right on schedule, the riders met up with their wheels in Anchorage and hit the road. 

    The ones who know the business of moving to Alaska know Hi-Line when it comes to—or goes to—Alaska. Expert, one-step moving household goods, crated goods, cars and, oh yeah, motorcycles. 

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  3. Japanese Invasion: Yukigassen Moving to Alaska!

    May 30, 2011 by Editor

    From February 25 through March 8, the winter streets of Anchorage will come alive during the annual Fur Rendezvous. Over the 76-year history of the celebration, unique events have been added to the traditions of the Fur “Rondy”—snowshoe softball, the running of the reindeer, World Champion Dog Weight Pull, outhouse races and more.

    A new event added for 2011 was the first official Yukigassen in the U.S.

    The “snow battle” invented over 20 years ago in Sobetsu, Japan, has finally made its way to North America and debuted in Anchorage during the final weekend of the 2011 “Rondy”.

    Yukigassen is a highly structured snowball fight tournament. Two teams of seven players pelt each other madly on a rectangular court punctuated with shelters and a flag tower for each team. Certified officials oversee each match, consisting of three periods of three minutes each. A team wins by either capturing their opponent’s flag or hitting all of their opponents with snowballs. Spectators watch the chaos in wonder.

    Since its origination to boost winter tourism, Yukigassen has developed zealous participation in Japan and annual championships in Finland, Norway, Australia, Holland and Sweden (which held its first in 2010). Edmonton will host the first Canadian tournament in March.

    Anchorage’s Fur “Rondy” was established to coincide with the time miners and trappers brought their winter yield into town. What would those old sourdoughs think of a Japanese-style snowball fight?

    Hi-Line Moving specializes in moving household goods to Alaska every day of the year.

    Learn more:

    Online www.hilinemoving.com/alaska,
    or call toll-free 1-800-769-1096


  4. Grueling Races Echoe Alaska Moving 0f 100 Years Ago

    May 2, 2011 by Editor

    The 39th running of the Iditarod sled dog race started Saturday, March 5, 2011. The mushers and their 12 to 16 dog teams will cover 1,131 miles from Anchorage to Nome on the Iditarod trail. They will take their chances scaling rugged mountain ranges and crossing treacherous frozen rivers, bleak and barren tundra, and the wind-battered coast of the Bering Sea. Whiteouts, sub-zero temperatures, wind-chills down to -100°F, lonely wilderness with up to 90 miles between checkpoints—those are a given. 

    Alaska’s famous Iditarod may be the most grueling sporting event in the world. But, at its heart, this great race is really a tribute to the hardy souls that hauled the freight that kept early Alaska settlements alive during the winter months.   Truly, this was the Alaska moving services of those early days.

    You’ve heard the story about the heroic relay of dog sled teams that brought live-saving diptheria serum from Anchorage to icebound Nome in 1925, but the history of the trail goes deeper than that. For centuries, the indigenous peoples of Alaska bred dogs for transport. From the 1880s through the 1920s, dog teams were used to get mail and supplies into the interior and bring out the gold.

    For the purposes of hauling freight, dogs are amazingly powerful. The freight mushers typically used twenty or more dogs—each weighing about 75 lbs.—to haul a half a ton of goods. Where horses or oxen would have floundered in the snow and been impossible to feed, the dogs could live on wild game or fish. As well suited as dogs are to the environment, the transport and even the character of Alaska, more modern methods for Alaska movers eventually won out. The advent of the bush plane in the 1920s and finally the “snowmachine” in the 1960s replaced the loyal dog teams that had been a part of village life in Alaska for so long. 

    The Iditarod is a reminder of the role that sled dogs played in the settlement of the last frontier. The competition over the next 9 to 20 days is really a reconstruction of the old freight route to Nome. Like the haulers of 100 years ago, the mushers travel from checkpoint to checkpoint—just a whole lot lighter and faster and certainly with more media coverage. 

    Learn more:

    Online www.hilinemoving.com/alaska,
    or call toll-free 1-800-769-1096

  5. Deep Winter at Denali: Camping is Free!

    April 28, 2011 by Editor

    On the road between Fairbanks and Anchorage, the highest peak on the continent rises a majestic 20,320 feet. Outside of Alaska, we call it Mt. McKinley, but to Alaskans, it is Denali (“the High One” in Athabaskan).

    In summer, the peak of Denali may be visible only one day out of five. Of the 400,000 visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve each year, those in the winter usually see much more of the mountain, snow-clad though it may be.

    The preserved area encompasses over six million acres and is truly a wilderness—only one 92-mile long road penetrates the park and private vehicles can only travel the first few miles.

    In February, the National Park Services and the residents of nearby communities will host the annual Denali Winterfest. The three-day festivities February 25-27 include snow sculpting, dog sled rides, and family fun.

    Winter in Alaska is made for hardy souls, but for those who know how to enjoy it, the deep winter months are beautiful. Denali National Park is open for winter camping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and dogsledding.

    Hi-Line Moving specializes in moving household goods to Alaska, the “land of the midnight sun” every day of the year.

    Learn more about moving to Alaska:

    Online www.hilinemoving.com/alaska, or call 1-800-769-1096