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Old 02-03-2012, 01:40 PM   #15
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Puddintang,

May I suggest, on your way to Alaska, plan your route to see Glacier NP (and its companion, Waterton Lakes NP on the Canadian side), Banff, the Icefields Parkway and Jasper in Alberta. You may only pass that way but once - it is worth it.

Driving to, in and from Alaska is a marvelous adventure. When we did it in 2009 we left from FL, went to PA to visit, then to MT, Alaska, down to San Diego, and finally back to FL. 16,000 miles! What grand time!

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[QUOTE=Tom-NC;1051092]Hi, I'll agree with everything said so far and there is no need for reservations. We went in 2010 and drove from NC and it was 11,361 miles round trip.
THe only thing I will say is if the weather is rainy when you are in Dawson City DON"T take the top of the world highway to TOK,AK. Go back the way you came and take the Alcan to TOK. Someone almost lost a 40' off the mountain and the mud is very hard to get off RV. It is full of potholes too.
Enjoy Alaska and Milepost is a must. There is a lot to see

500 miles to go back around. 2010 was bad wet and stormy. I must have gone through just befor Tom. Don't miss Denali highway. Gets lots of bad press. It is untouched Alaska. Just go slow and enjoy.
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We are planning our trip right now for April 2013, so we too are gathering all the information we can. Our thoughts run along the way of caravan, just because it is better for a first timer I'm told. If we like the trip, we can always go back solo next time. Drop us a line, maybe we can confer on our notes with yours and both reach a decision that will be of use to us.
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Don't carvan. That is not the way to see Alaska.
Very true. Way too many spur of the moment sites to see. A copy of the Milepost and a good copilot makes for a great trip.
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Did AK. in a caravan in 2002 and keep saying I want to go back, may make it one day Sigh. Fishing out of Homer, and a boat excursion out of Valdez was a high lite to me. A little pricey but worth every cent. Counted 125 rigs parked at the Walmart in Whitehorse. Had a rare experience seeing McKinley from both sides when it was not shrouded.

I envy you just go and enjoy.

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We have family in North Pole and have been up there 4-5 times (non - camping). Usually in August. I have never seen the CG's more than half full in the Fairbanks area especially the state parks. Some AK. pixs
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We really appreciate all the great ideas and suggestions we are getting from you fellow RVR's...looking forward to the experience and can hardly wait to hit the road...
Keep the ideas coming we need and read them all..
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If you like picking berries, there will many places to find them. You have blueberries, cranberries ( both highbush and lowbush), Salmonberries, Rasberries, Rosehip....I know the blueberries are found in June thru Aug, and it all depends on the location...The Cranberries are usually mid Aug. Here is link to berries found in AK.
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