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Jun 12, 2017 - Up to Carmacks, twice

Larry : “We are moving slow with an average daily drive of 150 miles. This allows us to travel without making any reservations in any parks as we pull in so early in the day. We are seeing a lot of East Coast license plates, which I imagine is due to the favorable monetary exchange rate with the Canadian dollar.” Another short day, about 116 miles or 186 km. It was drizzly and gray most of the drive. We passed Lake Laberge which was made famous in the Robert Service Poem “The Cremation of Sam MeGee”. Than passed along Fox Lake. We stopped...

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Jun 1, 2017 - Klondike highway

Woke up to rain. Took a long walk, looked for bears, took showers and hit the road. In Whitehorse Mom and Dad took a short walk over the bridge at Miles Canyon. Before the dam was built rapids made it challenging for sternwheelers to make it up the river. Whitehorse we restocked supplies to go "off grid". Stopped at five fingers rapids for 3 mile hike including 216 steps. Mom made us stay in truck!! Camped at Tatchun Lake, 5 miles off grid in the wilderness. It was another busy day

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2goldengirls

Aug 7, 2016 - Depart Dawson City, destination Carmacks

We departed Dawson City, headed toward Whitehorse with intention of getting to the Carmacks area tonight. As we were leaving Dawson City, we saw a little red fox just sitting along side the road, got a nice pic of him, but seems strange he would be just sitting there. The roads were pretty rough today, we arrived in Carmacks and didn't really like anything we saw, so we motored on down the road and dry camped at Twin Lakes Provincial Park, got a spot over looking the lake, score!! It was a very beautiful & peaceful place, after the camp...

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Alaska 2016

Aug 12, 2015 - Day 10

Yesterday I am calling transition day. I didn't know it was transition day until today. Before yesterday we would have the windows open at night, maybe start the day driving with just the vent on but always ending with air conditioning on. Yesterday we never turned on the air conditioning, and closed the windows last night--it was chilly. Today driving along, and yes it was raining most of the day, we had to turn the heat on. So in two day we have gone from air to heat. We must be heading north. Last night visited the Sign Post Forest--very...

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Aug 31, 2013 - Day 17: To Carmacks

Day 17 - 215 miles We did a lot of sightseeing in Dawson City before we left. It was the capital of the Yukon before they moved the capital to Whitehorse. Dawson City was a gold rush town in 1898 and 1899. It fell on hard times and has now been restored to its previous glamor and as a tourist attraction. A replica of Jack London's home is there along with museums and lots of shops Our trip today was through wilderness with one small town in between. We have learned to fill up with gas every chance we get because we never know how are the...

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Off to Alaska

May 29, 2013 - Catch Up

May 24, 2013 We left Kalispell around 8 am with cloudy weather and misting rain. Took a little over an hour too reach the border crossing at Rooseville, BC. My luck was still there as we had a kid into his third day of work and he was gungho. Don’t think he had ever seen a shotgun. Asked if I had more guns at home and I told him yes and how many. Wanted to know if I expecting a war?! Got on our way after 45 minutes. The roads here in Canada, so far have been better than our roads. Took us a little over 6 hours for the drive to Lake...

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May 23, 2012 - Watson Lake, YT to Carmacks, YT

Today we drove from Watson Lake, YT to Carmacks, YT. I have added a picture of last nights sunset at 10:30 PM PST. When we get to Fairbanks, Alaska sunset should be around 11:00 PM AST and sunrise should be around 2:00 AM AST with not much dark in between. The road today was great. We were able to run between 60 & 65 miles per hour with beautiful mountains scenery all day long. We are now parked at the Carmacks Hotel and RV park for the night. Having dinner shortly and then we are going over to the Gold Mine lounge for cool pint. Tomorrow...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Carmacks, YT - Traveling the Klondike Loop

(Ron Writing) We filled Hercules with gas this morning before leaving Dawson City heading southeast on the Klondike Loop Highway. The gasoline price was the second highest price we’ve paid so far on this trip. I guess they think everyone has a pocket full of gold here! This was mostly a driving day. The first couple hours on the road we drove through the rain and several miles of that was on dirt/gravel where the asphalt had been ripped out and graded. So the truck and trailer look like real Yukon Territory vehicles again – full of dirt! It...

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Jun 15, 2011 - Klondike Highway to Carmacks, Yukon

We were on the road by 10. It was a beautiful day with mostly blue skies. We drove north from Skagway slowly thereby allowing time to stop at pullouts for photo opportunities. I took many of the same pictures as I took driving down to Skagway, but this time the sky was friendlier. We crossed the border back into British Columbia before crossing back into the Yukon. The border crossing went very well. Again, we were asked about our purpose. Go figure! We're pulling a 31' trailer. What else would we be doing? Oh, that's right. It's that drug...

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Alaska Bound

Aug 14, 2010 - leaving for Dawson City Yukon

Ok here we go !!Not to bad, got to bed around 12:30am and back up around 9:30am. We think we might leave today to head for Dawson City. Rick has a few things he wants to do with the MH and car and I have to pick up a few things from the store. Finally got everything done and got fuel again for the MH had lunch and we are heading out to head for Dawson City. It will take at least two - three days to get there. Of course were in no rush other wise we could make it in a day. But that is with a lot of hours driving. We drove to Carmack Yukon...

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The Traveling Duo

Aug 6, 2010 - Leaving Dawson City in the Rain

Friday August 6 – The rain continued much of the night and we decided to forgo spending a day in Dawson City since we had done that in 2005. There is a post of Dawson City on our old blog from then that is viewable at http://travelintracys.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2005-07-09T01%3A15%3A00-04%3A00 and look at July 5 through July 9. That link should open to the correct spot. After spending a couple of hours trying to get Dick’s e-mail to open again we finally set up a new Skype account for Pat’s PC and called PTD, our internet provider,...

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Jul 29, 2010 - Carmacks

Thursday 29 July 2010 Left the Montana RV Park at 9.30, after emptying out the waste tanks. Then went into Carcross township; at the Information Centre we discovered that it was the 110th anniversary of the driving of the spike for the railway from Skagway over the White Pass into Carcross. They were making quite a thing of it; had two big cakes to share with visitors and they were expecting tourists and an official of the parliament to arrive on the train from Skagway later in the afternoon. Carcross was one of the stops on the way to the...

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