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Old 11-30-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
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RV.net has an excellent forum: RVing in Canada and Alaska. There is an ongoing post at present of all those planning to take the trip this summer. They have lots of hints and recommendations. Also, look at the 'Sticky' at the top of this forum for a post by last summer's travelers on their hints, places to go, etc. It would be very helpful!!
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Since we have visited the Fairbanks / North Pole 5 times over the last 18 years (fly up) I have a sense of some of the areas (Fairbanks, North Pole, Denali, Circle, Chena Hot Springs, The Kenai). I have gathered a load full of brochures and guides this past Aug. I plan to buy a used copy of the Milepost off Ebay next year to familiarize the routes and where I want to spend time. I'll buy a updated edition the year I go.
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Going up in Sept. you will have to watch the weather very closely. Sis-in-Law had snow Sept 15th. in North Pole which is just east of Fairbanks. We were up there in August (non-RVing). The road to Chena has 2-3 state park campgrounds. Two of the 3 they had just finished updating, the 3rd Rosehip they were still in the process of finishing up. All three are dry camping. But if you want to be away from the city lights Chene would sure do the trick. The paved road along Chene Hot Springs is fine, easy to average 50-55 mph with a few small hills. We did the Hot Springs this year. To see the Northern Lights they are more prevalent during the colder months. There also a cycle as to when during the month there is a higher occurrence of seeing them. But once you do....All I can say is WOW.....

There are also some pull-offs along Chene Hot Springs road you can dry camp at. PM me and I'll give you my favorite stash location large enough for MH's..

Also going up in Sept. FYI The low bush cranberries and Rosehips will be ready to pick in Sept. High Bush Cranberries are good in mid Aug till early Sept, Blueberries are good July thru mid Aug. And Raspberries are good up to mid Aug.

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I was about 11years old Summer of 1967. Dad was stationed at Ft Wainwright. He called the house to see if I wanted to go fishing.
Like he needed to ask, anyway it was about 5pm when we headed out.
Summer does not get more than dusk. we headed up Chena Hot Springs Rd. We had a 1959 Olds. Ended up getting stuck. Had to walk a couple miles till we found a guy camped out running a logging operation to come down with is D6 to pull us out. Guess it has changed since then.
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Since we have visited the Fairbanks / North Pole 5 times over the last 18 years (fly up) I have a sense of some of the areas (Fairbanks, North Pole, Denali, Circle, Chena Hot Springs, The Kenai). I have gathered a load full of brochures and guides this past Aug. I plan to buy a used copy of the Milepost off Ebay next year to familiarize the routes and where I want to spend time. I'll buy a updated edition the year I go.
Keep in mind the "updated" version is over one year old information by the time you can buy one. Things change, places close,etc. After planning your routes, call ahead to find out if business's are still open.
The "recession" hit Canada's just as hard as it did U.S. business's.
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My brother-n-law retired from Ft Wainwright a few years back. The Chena Hot Springs road (60 miles total) is well paved, semi-flat with a few hills here and there.

There are times the road floods from periods of heavy rain. This Aug. the treat was forest fires. One of the fires burned from Eleilson Air Force base all the way to Chena Hot Springs road. (Over 100,000 acres) It started in early June. It jumped the road in one spot. Still was burning when we left Aug 20th.
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Thanks to each and all of you. Your input has changed my plans a bit, but definitely for the better.
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For viewing the Northern Lights the more you get away from the city lights the better. Near the enterance of Denali National Park are many commercial establishments. There is a national park campground (Riley) near the visitor center and I believe is open all of Sept.

Chena, has 3 (no services) campgrounds along the second half. Rosehip at mile marker 27, Granite Tors mile marker 39 and the last one is at the Chena Hot Springs Resort. When we were up there this Aug., the state had just finished doing a complete updating of both Rosehip and Granite Tors campgrounds. Here is a good PDF. map. Chena River State Recreation Area

Back about 10 years ago on one of our visits we went down to Valdez and camped right on the shore (late Aug.). The Northern Lights were a life changer....No pictures in books could ever explain the real thing...You just have to see it in person. they lasted for about 3 hours. Even my brother-n-law said those were the best he saw.
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