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Old 09-20-2018, 08:01 PM   #1
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Alaska 2018

We just returned home to Bellingham, Washington, after a 10-week trip to Alaska.

If you are planning a future Alaska trip you might find my travel blog to be helpful; you can read it here:

https://mamaloi.com/tag/rv-trip-to-alaska/?order=asc

Our route was:

Yellowhead, Cassiar and Alaska Highways to Whitehorse, Yukon;

South Klondike Highway to Skagway;

Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Haines;

Side trip via air to Glacier Bay NP

Haines and Alaska Highways to Kluane Lake, Yukon;

Alaska Highway and Tok Cut-Off to Glennallen, Alaska;

Side trip to McCarthy and Kennicott, Alaska;

Richardson Highway to Valdez, Alaska;

Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Whittier, Alaska;

Seward Highway to Seward, Alaska;

Seward and Sterling Highways to Homer, Alaska;

Sterling and Seward Highways to Anchorage, Alaska;

Glenn Highway to Palmer;

Parks Highway to Denali NP, Alaska;

Parks Highway to Fairbanks/North Pole, Alaska;

Richardson and Glenn Highways to Glennallen, Alaska;

Glenn Highway to Palmer, Alaska;

Glenn and Seward Highways to Whittier, Alaska; and,

Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Bellingham, Washington.

If anybody is planning a trip to Alaska for 2019 and beyond, Iím happy to share more info.
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Nice photos from a very nice trip. We loved our summer there!
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:30 PM   #3
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We just returned home to Bellingham, Washington, after a 10-week trip to Alaska.

If you are planning a future Alaska trip you might find my travel blog to be helpful; you can read it here:

https://mamaloi.com/tag/rv-trip-to-alaska/?order=asc

Our route was:

Yellowhead, Cassiar and Alaska Highways to Whitehorse, Yukon;

South Klondike Highway to Skagway;

Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Haines;

Side trip via air to Glacier Bay NP

Haines and Alaska Highways to Kluane Lake, Yukon;

Alaska Highway and Tok Cut-Off to Glennallen, Alaska;

Side trip to McCarthy and Kennicott, Alaska;

Richardson Highway to Valdez, Alaska;

Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Whittier, Alaska;

Seward Highway to Seward, Alaska;

Seward and Sterling Highways to Homer, Alaska;

Sterling and Seward Highways to Anchorage, Alaska;

Glenn Highway to Palmer;

Parks Highway to Denali NP, Alaska;

Parks Highway to Fairbanks/North Pole, Alaska;

Richardson and Glenn Highways to Glennallen, Alaska;

Glenn Highway to Palmer, Alaska;

Glenn and Seward Highways to Whittier, Alaska; and,

Alaska Marine Highway ferry to Bellingham, Washington.

If anybody is planning a trip to Alaska for 2019 and beyond, Iím happy to share more info.
May I ask what you are driving length wise?
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We drove our 40' motorhome towing the Jeep and didn't get any damage to either. It's a drive just like driving the secondary roads of the lower 48. There are construction areas like the lower 48 but are usually for a bigger distance. Just drive slow. This shouldn't be a rushed trip. You'll see all sizes of RVs on the drive.
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We drove our 40' motorhome towing the Jeep and didn't get any damage to either. It's a drive just like driving the secondary roads of the lower 48. There are construction areas like the lower 48 but are usually for a bigger distance. Just drive slow. This shouldn't be a rushed trip. You'll see all sizes of RVs on the drive.
Wow thanks. That sounds like a vacation to think on
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May I ask what you are driving length wise?


We were in a Tiffin Breeze 28-foot class A motorhome, towing a Jeep Wrangler. A photo is in the first blog post:

https://mamaloi.com/2018/07/10/the-milepost/
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Enjoyed reading your Alaska Adventure.
Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you for all the information. The pictures on your blog are stunning! I haven't had time to read it in detail, but look forward to when I have more time.

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We appreciate hearing about good experiences driving to and through Alaska. Thank you for sharing yours.

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Thank you for the information. We will definitely get the DVD you suggested.

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Thanks for all the info! We are planning an Alaska trip in 2019 but will start in Montana and head north. We want to hit Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Your travels once in Alaska are VERY helpful, though! Did you ever leave your RV and take a couple of days and take advantage of the ferry system? Wondered if there are safe places to leave an RV.
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Thanks for all the info! We are planning an Alaska trip in 2019 but will start in Montana and head north. We want to hit Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Your travels once in Alaska are VERY helpful, though! Did you ever leave your RV and take a couple of days and take advantage of the ferry system? Wondered if there are safe places to leave an RV.


Yes, we left our RV in Haines for several days while we went to Glacier Bay NP and also in Glennallen when we went to Kennecott/McCarthy. We left our RV hooked up at the campgrounds in Haines and Glennallen without incident or concern, notifying the campground operators we would be gone.

Also took the ferry with the RV and Jeep from Skagway to Haines, from Valdez to Whittier, and home to Bellingham, Washington, from Whittier.
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Great information. We were there in 2015 but flew in and rented a Class A. We are planning to drive from Texas in 2019. Much appreciate your sharing this information.
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