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Old 07-21-2016, 09:44 AM   #393
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Any recommended place to camp in Seward? We're aiming to get to Seward by 11 or noon tomorrow (Thursday) to see if we can nap one of the electric waterfront sites ( city of Seward Campground). If not what is my next best choice? Two of the other private campgrounds are 6-7 miles out of town. The other private one is just past Seward ( Miller something?)

Would like to spend 3 nights there. Then try a few nights in Hope or start heading towards Homer.
I wouldn't stay in Seward at all, stay in one of the BLM campgrounds near Seward these are quiet with near by hikes & short drives back to Seward.
Staying in Seward you are basically sitting in a crowded, gravel parking lot.

Reservation aren't necessary but helpful.
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Short hike to Ptarmigan lake
Camping at PTARMIGAN CREEK, AK - ReserveAmerica
http://www.reserveamerica.com/.../pt...undDetails.do?...
Results 1 - 14 of 14 - Ptarmigan Creek is a small, peaceful campground with incredible views of the Chugach Mountains. Nestled beside Ptarmigan Creek.
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There is another just before Ptarmigan can't remember the name, larger than either I am suggesting but still nice, closer to the Kenia lake.

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very small, trail head to lost lake, short hike to 150 waterfall.
Chugach National Forest - Primrose Campground - US Forest Service
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Reservations: No reservations are taken for Primrose campground. First come basis. Fees, There is a user fee station located in the campground.
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Heading to Hyder tomorrow, we will be in Tok in the afternoon then head to Destruction Bay for the night. If we cross path say Hi Alaska plates Navion IQ.
We will post a road report going S day two Whitehorse and on the way back to Alaska, after driving up and down the Cassiar.
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We arrived early enough 10:30am to get one of the Seward City operated waterfront electric sites. By about 1 ish the electric ones were gone. $40 a night. Nice because we have been able to bike around town.
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Old 07-30-2016, 09:47 PM   #396
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ALCAN / Cassiar, road report

The highway between Anchorage and Glenallen is in good shape with a short stretch of construction just North of Palmer, some big frost heaves near Sheep Mt.

Glenallen to Tok is fair with the usual frost heaves and occasional pavement breaks. Take it slow
on the frost heaves many have a twisting action that is uncomfortable.

Overall this construction slowed or progress by at least 2 hours.
Tok to Burwash; After Lake Creek in Canada work is on going but much of the chip seal is complete, except for about the last 10 miles, expect pilot car and short delays.

Burwash to Destruction Bay; they have started a new project near Burwash several long dusty miles of new work one section with a pilot car. The idiots that are driving this section, the working dump trucks and RV’s alike are throwing rocks, driving too fast creating a dusty mess.
If you can’t slow down because you’re in a hurry to destroy your vehicles, break your windshield or just be ridiculous; it is absurd to think you will save any time it’s several thousand miles to the boarder. Give the rest of us a break.

Heading toward Haines Jct. we weren’t stopped but there were several new sections of chip seal, flying rock slow and move over when meeting on coming traffic.

Haines Jct. to Watson Lake is as it was in the April when last we came through.

Jct. 37 and ALCAN, the road hasn’t changed narrow to mile 26 then new seal coat to Boya Park, mile 52. The highway is good to just North of Dease Lake where construction is on going.
The construction is nearly ready to be chip sealed. Pilot cars take you through the area that is being actively worked expect 15 minute delays and slow going to Dease Lake.

Dease Lake South is in fair condition expect small sections with small pot holes that can easily be avoided, several pavement breaks to Isuk, after that just normal road conditions down to Jct. 37 & 37A to Stewart.

The bears in Stewart showed up between 5 P.M. and 10 P.M. usually one bear at a time when we were there.

We stayed at Rainy Creek in Stewart very nice little camp ground $19 dry camping. Hot showers $1.
Run amuck, I think that is what they called the campground in Hyder is not as bad as some of the reviews with some camping in the trees and large rigs near the road. Electric hook up was $25, it is going to be very quiet after 10 P.M. because that is when they close the bear viewing.

I would stay in either campground, the town of Stewart has several restaurants but they don’t seem to open until 4 P.M.. Hyde campground is closer and you don’t have to go through the boarder crossing each time you want to visit the bear viewing.

Have a nice trip
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A little Info on the Parks Highway ( Fairbanks to Anchorage) . Mile marker 243.5 just north of Denali there is a nasty "DIP" that has not been marked for 3 weeks. It effects both north and south bound lanes, but the south bound lane is worse. About 2 hours south of Denali on the Parks their building two railroad over passes which both areas have pilot cars.

All thru out the Kenai the roads were good with very little construction except between Soldotna and Anchor Point. Over all there was a lot of traffic except after Soldotna to Homer. The Fred Meyer's in Soldotna was crazy. Park at your own risk.
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Anyone still in Alaska? Heading down to Valdez now till Sunday. Then back to North Pole for a few days then leaving for the low 48 sometime Labor Day Weekend.
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Does anyone have any recent info on road conditions on Cassiar Hwy? Thanks.
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Cassiar, http://drivebc.ca/mobile/pub/events/...konBorder.html you may have to delete mobile from the URL since I am using my phone.
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I'm still in Alaska. We decided to take the ferry from Haines to Juneau, where we are now. When the ships are in, it is cruise hell here. We had the misfortune to be at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center when 6 ships were in. This was worse that Penn Station at rush hour, sitting in a middle coach seat on a long flight, and getting stuck in an elevator, all at the same time!
We are going to ketchikan next, the one private campground there is full, but the NF one had availability and there is always Walmart. From there we are taking the ferry to Prince Rupert and going up to Stewart/Hyder, then starting our long trek home....
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Near Glennallen tonight, going to spend 3 nights in Valdez this weekend. Then hit Kenny Lake RV campground.

Has anyone driven the McCarthy Rd to Kennicott in just your pick up? Of the 60 miles the first 18 are now paved (as of 2014) Stopped at the visitor center (Wrangell St Elias) today and they say to allow 3 hours to travel the 60 miles. They almost make it sound like a impossible road.
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Near Glennallen tonight, going to spend 3 nights in Valdez this weekend. Then hit Kenny Lake RV campground.

Has anyone driven the McCarthy Rd to Kennicott in just your pick up? Of the 60 miles the first 18 are now paved (as of 2014) Stopped at the visitor center (Wrangell St Elias) today and they say to allow 3 hours to travel the 60 miles. They almost make it sound like a impossible road.
The road can be wash board which requires you to slow down.
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We chickened out Wife was too worried about time to get there.

Instead spent the day at Kenny Lake RV campground. Then two nights at Paxson Lake BLM campground. And a wonderful night at Tangle Lakes BLM. Leaving tomorrow (Sunday) from North Pole for home. Taking the Cassier Route. How are the roads near Burwash or Destruction Bay (Yukon) on the Alcan.
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Need feedback. Class A or Toyhauler to Alaska

We are planning our 1st trip to Alaska next summer 2017. We have a 40' MH and also a 35' Toyhauler. We wanted to take the MH but several have suggested we take the truck and Toyhauler as the rough road conditions may damage the MH. If we take the MH should we also bring a toad? Our toad is a 2014 Enclave and think it might get damaged on the roads. Thanks for any opinions/feedback.
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