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Old 03-14-2015, 02:32 PM   #29
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Take your time and ENJOY. It's a great trip if you dont hurry.
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These pic's were taken on May 31st., 2012 outside Destruction Bay, Yukon Territory. But we were luckier than a lot of travelers that were stuck further south because the Alaskan hiway was washed out in a couple places. It was quite a few days til traffic was moving again.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:14 AM   #31
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We were stranded in Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada for 5 days while the Alaskan Highway was repaired as a result of several area wash out. We were on our way to Alaska. Here is our blog pictures of the Alaskan Highway wash outs in 2012. Take your time and enjoy the adventure!

safe travels and THE JOY IS IN THE RIDE

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It is always a good idea when traveling the Alcan to ensure that you have plenty of fuel, water, propane and food. Hopefully your holding tanks are empty or close to it. The reason is that one never knows what will happen on the way. There could be bad weather that takes out sections of the road, fires that can and have closed to road way to one of several different events that can stop you where you are at. It might be in an area that has little to no services. Always be ready for just about anything.
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Old 03-20-2015, 07:38 PM   #35
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An important point that I didn't mention in my previous post was making sure you maintain at least 50% fuel level. We would try and plan our fuel stops but there were a high number of instances where the fuel station listed in the milepost had shut down. Sometimes it is several hundred miles to the next fuel stop.


When we went Gasbuddy did not provide any info on fuel prices. I did find a Canadian site that provided a weekly report on fuel prices in large cities, which did provide for some ability to save on fuel. We would try and plan on stops to save on fuel and to make sure we had plenty in the tank. We have a 128 gallon capacity so we do have some flexibility.

One thing both me and my wife remember was the number of automobiles that were carrying extra fuel cans on their roofs.
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Ditto on the Milepost not being 100% reliable. In 2007 we took the motorcycle to Alaska on our first trip there. I had fuel stops all planned out. I came to what I thought was going to be a gas stop only to find the place all boarded up. Didn't have enough fuel to go forward or backward. While I was pondering this dilemma, I started to hear a chainsaw running near by. Sure enough I found a couple guys cutting the boles off trees for carving. They gladly sold me some gas, undiluted, and we were on our merry way.
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We did it a few years ago in a 88 Toyota Dolphin Class C.

Toledo Ohio to Deadhorse Alaska. One of our goals was to swim in the Arctic Ocean. We were not able to do that :-(

The Arctic was still frozen so we settled for "Walking" on the Arctic Ocean :-)

Milepost is a must. Also stop by the welcome center where you enter the Alcan, pick up maps, guides, there.

Fuel should not be a problem if your travel;ing in June. If your going to Deadhorse, plan your fuel, its 500 miles north of Fairbanks with one fuel stop half way between in Coldfoot.

We tried to keep a blog, it might give you some ideas and suggestions.

See my signature for the link.
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We went this past summer (2014) and the best advice I could give you is drive slow. Watch out for small signs along the road that say "Bump" plus there are little red flags that mark the heaves and pot holes. Better slow down because they mean business.....
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We went this past summer (2014) and the best advice I could give you is drive slow. Watch out for small signs along the road that say "Bump" plus there are little red flags that mark the heaves and pot holes. Better slow down because they mean business.....
Yep, you'll only need to hit one of those frost heaves at speed. After that you'll be looking like a hawk for those little flags. What's really fun is going over two or three that are really close together. With the air bag suspension, for every action, there's a reaction. You'll be saying yahoo like you're riding one of those mechanical bulls. But man it's all worth it. Picture is of Mt. Redoubt looking across the Cook Inlet at sunset from Ninilchik on the Kenai.
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I live up here (in Kodiak) if you have any specific questions, let me know.
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We are laving our place in Palmer AK, early April and will be back late May. I will post a road report when we get back for all that hope to be coming this way, this summer.
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