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Old 09-18-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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We are thinking to take our 99 Itaska Suncruiser from Vancouver BC to Alaska.Would rather go about 20 July and coming back end of August.I have done this trip twice already with car and trailer.Last time was in 2000.
I like this time of year as there are less mosquitoes, less tourists and the start of nice fall colors.In those days I did a lot of boon docking.Rarely did I spend a night at a campsite.My RV has only 35,000 miles and I just put on new tires.I will be towing a Geo Tracker.
Wondering if anybody has Alaska Fever?
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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I don't believe you ever get over the fever. We've been twice. Once by motorcycle in 2007, then used the motorhome in 2012. Our next trip will be in 2016 because of commitments we have for 2015.
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We have been thinking about a return trip to Alaska for next June, we were there in 2010 and had a great time. We were only able to stay for a month because we were in Arizona and Nevada for 5 months, this time I hope will be a little longer. There is so much to see and do in Alaska the time just blew by. Never had any bugs but I do know mid July and August can be awful. I boondock while traveling but stay at full hookup RV parks if we park longer then 2 or 3 days. We find the tanks fill quickly and bird baths just don't work for? Well enough said. We would stop at Whitehorse and Dawson City for a few days on the way back.
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We have been thinking about a return trip to Alaska for next June, we were there in 2010 and had a great time. We were only able to stay for a month because we were in Arizona and Nevada for 5 months, this time I hope will be a little longer. There is so much to see and do in Alaska the time just blew by. Never had any bugs but I do know mid July and August can be awful. I boondock while traveling but stay at full hookup RV parks if we park longer then 2 or 3 days. We find the tanks fill quickly and bird baths just don't work for? Well enough said. We would stop at Whitehorse and Dawson City for a few days on the way back.
I have done 2 trips to Alaska including the Dempster Hwy to Inuvik in 1999 and 2000 plus a drive to Prudoe Bay.The time was 25 July to 10 Sept.
Encountered hardly any mosquitoes and the odd snowflake on higher elevations.
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Yes, Alaska does get into your system and it is hard to get it out. I have been here for 45 years! We drive to the 'lower 48' every other year and always enjoy the trip. There is so much to see/do, that it can not all be done in one trip, but for those the travel in RV's there are so many places to go and see that it is difficult to do them all in one life time. I guess that is part of the joy of traveling in RV's.
For all of those planning a trip up to Alaska, plan well, take your time, enjoy what the State has to offer and travel safe!
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I am leaving Southern CA around April 24th next year heading to Fairbanks AK. I have stuff to do in Oregon and Washington before crossing the border about May 1st. I should be in Fairbanks by the middle of May.

Two months in Fairbanks visiting my younger son and two months in Anchorage visiting my older son and GK's.

Lots of stuff to do all around Alaska. Every time I am there I always plan at least one day of Halibut fishing and another day of Salmon fishing to stock the freezer. Then off to Seward to take an all day boat tour to see the sea life, wildlife and glaciers.

Will be heading back to the lower 48 by the second or third week in September. That will take us through the Canadian Rockies and into the US around Montana. Then a slow meandering trip to upstate NY to spend the fall with family and finally south around the first of November to Florida for the winter.

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This was May 31st heading out of Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory, heading north to Tok.
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This was May 31st heading out of Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory, heading north to Tok.
Been there and done that on my trip to Alaska in 2012 except it was a 50 mile stretch of road between Haines Junction and Kluane Lake just before Destruction Bay. As we climbed out of Haines Junction it was snowing lightly but by the time we got to a higher altitude there was 5 inches on the road.

If it happens again, I will find a place to pull over until it clears. Driving a 72 foot rig in that stuff is no fun.

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We were stuck in Tok overnight because of 4" on the ground. It melted the next day but was beautiful while it lasted.
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Boondocking Alaska Yukon

I wouldn't mind a list of boondocking sites on the Alaska trip
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I wouldn't mind a list of boondocking sites on the Alaska trip

Get the "Travelers Guide To Alaskan Camping" by Mike and Terri Church.
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Buy yourself the 2015 Edition of the "Milepost" which should come out March 1st 2015.

It will list all the places where you can boondock in Canada and Alaska. It also has campgrounds, RV Parks and everything else that you may need for a great trip up and back.

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What is the earliest that one can leave from Vancouver B.C. to go to Whitehorse. I plan on being in Sask. on the 1st of July.

I am taking the Hwy 37 route and back the Alcan to Dawson Creek on the return route.

The reason I ask is that I do not want it to be too cold and I do not want to drive when there is snow on the ground.

Your information would be greatly apprieciated.

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By all means, turn west in Calgary Alberta on Hwy 1, Icefield Parkway. This is about a 280 mile loop that comes back out at Edmonton Alberta, (there is a couple of roads north after the ice fields Hwy. 40 & Hwy 32, take either for a shortcut if you are continuing north).

This loop is some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, some says the prettiest drive in the world. You will not regret it. There is a charge for going through this hwy. I believe it cost us $16 for 2 day drive through but worth much more.

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