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Old 09-24-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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We will be departing from Shelby, MT for a three month run through Alaska. Second time we are doing this but first time alone. Fishing in Cooper center King For a day campground then to Soldotna Diamond M fishing for king and sockeye. Going to try and come out through Fairbanks end of August/Sept. For Northern Lights. In initial planning stage.

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Old 09-27-2018, 10:56 PM   #2
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That trip from Mt to Alaska is really beautiful up through Kalispell and the Canadian national park, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, if you havn't made that trip you might give it a look see,,A little hilly but sounds like you are experienced.

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Old 10-19-2018, 07:40 AM   #3
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Doug, Are you posting this to gfet people to come with? If so WE may be interested in driving with you It depends on the starting date.
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2019, will also be our 2nd trip up. Did it back in 2016 over 110 days. We will enter thru Sweetgrass MT. about the last week in May.

As far as seeing the Northern Lights, the prime time is Dec-Feb. During our last trip, we left Fairbanks / North Pole Labor Day Weekend. We did go out a few evenings the last week before we left North Pole. A good observation location was 2 miles east of North Pole at the Chena Lakes Campground. There is a 5 mile levee next to the campground you can drive your vehicle up onto and wait for the show to start. My sis-n-law who lives in North Pole monitors a website called University of Alaska Aurora Forecast which give updated forecasts. It will give a 1-9 number for the area you are in, as far as Aurora activity.

Another good location in Canada is on the shores of Kluane Lake in the Yukon. It's a great roadside boon-docking spot on the way home.

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Sounds like fun! Unfortunately some of us still have to work.
Are you planning on swinging close my way on the way back thru?

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Sorry everyone, my son has decided to move to Ohio in May..... Looks like we get babysitting duty. Trip moved to 2020........Jeff we will be staying at Whidbey Island famcamp for a month prior to the trek into AK. Anyone who wishes to join PM I will post our itnenirary and you can follow or lead. Plan is to hit Kenai/Soldotna area, then up north to Denali. Would like to stay long enough to see the northern lights.
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Never been but sure would like to. In Washington State.

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