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Old 01-02-2011, 06:37 PM   #43
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:31 AM   #44
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We made the trip in 2009. Here's a link to our blog of the trip.
I'll pm our itinerary to you as well. You might use it for ideas.

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Old 01-04-2011, 07:09 PM   #45
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Alaska trip

We made our longest Alaska trip in 05 and left Texas on May15th. ..returned mid Sept. Four months and we feel like we did not see it all. The only thing we can add is that when you get to Fairbanks, don't miss the museum at the University there. It is well worth seeing. Also, instead of driving our toad up the Dalton, we checked around and found a tour company that carried 6 of us all the way to Prudoe Bay, spending the night at ColdFoot, overnight in Prudoe at the "HIlton", which was where the pipeline workers stay. We then were flown back to Fairbanks via one of the out islands for a brief stop.Beautiful trip and worth every penny. For a wonderful fishing experience, hang around Soldotna on the Kenai in July at the height of the salmon run. Stay at the Diamond M Ranch for wonderful Alaska hospitality. This place is so wonderful, we flew back in 07 and spent 2 weeks fishing again. Just be prepaired for cold weather anytime. We were very surprised at the wildfires that are everywhere in the summer causing thick, irritating smoke. It drove us south out of Fairbanks as we decided to leave early because of it. Also, Don't forget the Alaska State Fair which is usually the very last of August. By that time, the cold winds are blowing but it was lots of fun to see those huge vegetables and all the livestock. Be sure to enjoy Hobo Jim..the Alaska Balladeer.
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There is an Alternative Way North to Alaska (or South from for that matter) that most folks forget about. And that is Vancouver Island. You can get to the Island in one of two ways. You take the Coho Ferry out of Port Angeles, WA., to Victoria. West Bay RV Park is the way to go when staying in Victoria. The other way is cross either at Blaine (Peace Arch) or Sumas Truck crossing and take the BC Ferry out of Tswansen to Duke Point (Nanimo). There is a third way over but it involves 3 ferries (Powell River to Comox). Use the Inland Highway and tour the Island, it's great. Just south of Port Hardy (north end of the Island), take the BC Ferry again over and up to Prince Rupert connecting up with the Yellow Jacket Highway. Our favorite RV Park & Marina on Vancouver Island is Alder Bay Resort just south of Port McNeil on Telegraph Cove Road.
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Looking for someone planning to go to Alaska this summer to caravan with.
We plan to cross the border into Canada near Glacier NP around June 15 and return through Vancouver about August 7 but our dates are very flexible. We are traveling in a 2006 Monaco, 40' with a Jeep toad (manual trans but not 4wd). I am 67, my wife is 62. If you are interested in not going it alone, respond to the post or email at literod@gmail.com
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:46 AM   #48
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all u's heading to AK in 2011 will be right behind ya's. leaving mich june 18 . can't wait DW worrying about fuel cost.but if we don't spend it kids will.sentng in south fl readng all these good post ( thanks ) and planing are trip.how big of fishing pole & line test.paning for gold were so exited but from mich & back 9700 miles easy fig 10,000 div by 10 mph = 1000 gal X 4 = wow but want to do it .
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I'm practicing this morning for Alaska, sitting in tombstone AZ and it is snowing. Will be leaving about May 15th for Fairbanks by the 20th of June(taking my time and enjoying the view) from the Puget Sound area and from then on don't know when to return.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:39 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by new rver View Post

DW worrying about fuel cost.but if we don't spend it kids will.
Bob & Linda,

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:16 AM   #51
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no luggage rack on a hurst. i here ya just have to settle her down.will be headng there.and going slow.didn't buy mh to look at it in drive way they can choke on there profit and like new hampshire license plates say live free or die
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As full timers for 4+ years, people often ask where the best place you been (has no answer of course). But I'll say something like

"Well there is the lower 48 and then there is Alaska . . ."

Just go, the hell with the cost of fuel. You will never forget or regret it. We left L48 via northern ID and traveled the Icefields Pkwy up through the Canadian Rockies, incredible . . . Take a ride up the Jasper Tramway and hike to what will seem like the top of the world.

Lots of great ideas posted and I'll try not to repeat too many.

Dawson Creek - walk around and check the murals in town.
Dawson YT - gotta get here somehow, Great museum, Jack London's cottage, wooden sidewalks, Diamond Tooth Gerties, Gold Dredge, Walking tour, Top of the World Hwy, yes
Fairbanks - don't miss the river boat. It takes two minutes to teach a sled dog to run and two years to teach it to stop.
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Halibut, fishing and eating it, on the Kenai Peninsula, take the boat tour and see the glaciers from the water plus all kinds of other sights.
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yes we agree. will be asking lots of ?
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Wow, did you ever get the responses. All of them very good and I am glad you reversed your route. We did pretty much the same in 09. I would only add that on the Casiar Hyw. when heading south I highly recommend staying at the Boya Lake campground - about 40 miles south of Hwy 1. This lake is crystal clear with a sandy bottom. We rented a boat and paddled around islands, up inlets, saw fish and small animals, most of the time we could see the sandy bottom, which at times must have been 20-30 feet deep. This lake was warm, so we even took a swim. When entering the campground, go to the right and try to get site #1. It is a pull through and just happens to be the best site there. The other thing is to plan your gas stops, sometimes the places were closed because of the slow times we are in. The half full tank is an empty tank is a very good rule. Have fun, drive slow and smell the flowers, listen to the birds and let the sounds of the flowing water drift you into a refreshing sleep.

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taking all this good advise in.can,t wait to go.hope to c ya,s on the road to alaska.
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