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Jun 23, 2014 - Burwash Landing, Yukon - June 2014

We had decided to head for Dawson Creek, the Top of the World Hwy and Chicken to Tok, Alaska. All the stories we have heard about how bad portions of the road is and then other stories about how it was not so bad, had us in a quandary. Well, we decided that this is what we were here for and wanted to see these famous places. This morning we stopped to get gas here at the Pioneer RV Park. A fella pulled in and as the conversation went on he said not to go by way of Dawson Creek. It had been raining and the road was a mess! We check with the...

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Aug 17, 2013 - Day 7 - A Bear! We saw a Bear!

It’s really been a nice cruise up the highway today. No road construction, not a lot of people on the highway, no rain, not even any sunshine to make us put on our sunglasses. The scenery is beautiful as usual but I think I’m getting so used to the beauty of it all that I’m not taking as many pictures any more! We drove through Whitehorse about lunch time today. I don’t know the size of the city, but I can tell you this - we are really enjoying these little tiny places much more than the city! Way too much traffic on streets going every...

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Jun 26, 2013 - We say Goodbye to Haines and start North again.

Haines to Burwash Landing, YT Wildlife sighted - One Black Bear We said goodbye and hit the road. We got as far as Burwash Landing on the north side of Kluane Lake. We paid $10 to dry camp on a site right on the lake. This was a 225 mile day and we got in about 4pm. I got out the chairs and 'campfire in a can' once I got the coach set up. We set on the beach for hours. I bought a Yukon Territory one day fishing license and got out my pole and waders and waded out to see if I could catch anything. A young boy that lived next to the CG said...

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Aug 1, 2012 - Burwash Landing, YT

Wed, 01 Aug: Can you believe it is already August? Our summer has flown by and we're still having a blast. Right now we're boondocking in a scenic viewpoint overlooking the Kluane River off the Alaska Highway a few miles west of Burwash Landing in Yukon Territory. We stayed here in May enroute to Alaska and it is still a convenient overnite stop heading back. Today was a driving day, meaning our goal was to put miles in the rear view mirror. We started the day in Tok, Alaska where we'd boondocked in Young's Chevron parking lot. After...

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2012 Travels

May 25, 2012 - Burwash Landing, YT

Fri, 25 May: At Kluane River Overlook turnout, Alaska Highway, kilometer 1,726 (about 15 miles northwest of Burwash Landing, YT). Finally back on the road after five days in Carcross. Don't get us wrong, there was nothing wrong with five days of "down time", but rolling wheels is very cathartic. We'd finished most of our outside chores last evening; connecting the car, dumping holding tanks, etc., so we went through our checklist relatively fast this morning. That said, we didn't rush things as we weren't planning a marathon drive. As such,...

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Jul 11, 2011 - Burwash Landing - a beautiful spot in the middle of nowhere

We had breakfast this morning at the Sourdough Campground. I felt we had to do it since Ava won breakfast in the pancake toss. Jack decided against it - and when I was done I wish I had done the same! All you can eat - sourdough pancakes (they weren't very good), canned peaches, canned pears, reindeer sausage, biscuits and gravy, and what I think may have been Tangf. The people there were wonderful… the food, not so much. We drove about 250 miles today and saw lots of mountains, lakes, and trees. We saw a sign for "Visitor Services" that...

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Jun 16, 2011 - Day 12

Today were off to Burwash Junction, about 180 miles of really nasty roads. We started out ok, except we ran into fresh yellow painting on the road ~ then wet road ( they do wet dusty roads to keep the dust down ) then came the fresh gravel and mud! So needless to say the rigs are so dirty! The messy roads were short lived, but the rest of the way we had many pot holes and bumps, so often could not go the speed limit. The mountains are beautiful. We are traveling between the Elias Range and the Dawson Range of the Coastal Mountains. We...

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Aug 1, 2010 - Tok to Kluane River Overlook

Today Miles: 199 Trip Miles: 7,248 We got away from Tok about 12:30 pm after filling with fuel @ $3.799/ gal. It was a beautiful day with the high reaching about 80 deg F. Stopped for lunch before arriving at the border as we had some fruits and vegetables to consume before going through customs. The last 14 miles in Alaska was road construction with pilot car assistance. Crossing the border resulted in a time zone change and a loss of 1 hour so we are now 2 hours behind TN. At the Beaver Creek Canadian Customs, it was the usual questions...

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Ken & Marge Travels

Jul 17, 2010 - Beaver Creek, Yukon Territory, Canada

The Road from Burwash Landing to Beaver Creek is only 110 miles long; however, it took us over 3 1/2 hours to drive it. The pictures do not do the road justice, at times we were doing only 5 mph. We had people passing us like we were standing still and they were bouncing all over the place. We heard about a man, who a few days before, who literally destroyed his 5th wheel by going to fast and hitting the heaves going around 50 mph. Some of the heaves are a couple feet deep and only 3 or 4 feet across (driving direction). The grooves are a...

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Jul 16, 2010 - Burwash Landing, Yukon Territory, Canada

Upon leaving Whitehorse, we started the roughest stretch of our journey, 300 miles of frost heaves and ruts. We decided to break the trip into three days, not knowing what we would find. The trip to Burwash Landing was not bad, some heaves and ruts and gravel; however, it had beautiful scenery and we drove around Kluane Lake to our first stop Burshash Landing RV were we camped next to the lake. We met Ollie, a Swede, who has owned the RV park, hotel and restaurant for 35 years. It was very peaceful and helped prepare us for the next days trip.

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Jun 28, 2010 - Today We Will Finally Cross Into Alaska..

It is still raining when we finally open our eyes this morning and it has been all night. The low areas of the campground here at White River, near Burwash landing are flooded and there is more rain to come. A quick bowl of cereal and a glass of juice are the fare this morning. We are on our way at 8 AM. Driving today is a real challange as the road is just a mess with pot holes and frost heaves mixed with places where the asphalt has dissappeared and has been replaced with loose gravel. And that is where there is a road at all. We move...

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Sep 18, 2009 - LAKE KLUANE

TOK TO LAKE KLUANE WITH NO MISHAPS: We are delighted to traverse the dreaded Tok to Yukon stretch this time with no problems. We are able to enjoy the deep golden fall leaves of the willows and birches, striking against the spruce evergreens and set off by a rusty burgundy low bush (the colors are Redskins although we've seen only one Redskins fan, in Anchorage). The fireweed has now turned yellow and boasts a fluffy seed pod like milkweed. We are happy to find the Sourdough campground still open and are assigned our previous spot. It takes...

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