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Apr 26, 2013 - Harrowing day from Rancheria to Otter Falls, YT

Date: April 26, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Haines Junction, YT (Otter Falls) Mileage: End - 17327 Start - 17043 Total Miles for the day: 360 Weather: heavy snow gave way to hazy sunshine and flurries Temperature: start 25º High 28º Wildlife count: Year List: 193 Birds: Gray Jay, Junco, Snow Bunting, Rough-legged Hawk, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Mountain Blue-bird, Tundra Swan, Northern Harrier Now there are 3 couples of us at Rancheria, one couple from corporate America, and the other couple are Nomads and active United Methodists. We all...

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Sep 7, 2012 - Day 70

We started our southerly journey back down the Alaska Highway to Haines Junction, YT. After refueling with both diesel and propane, we stopped at Fast Eddy’s for breakfast before getting on the road. As we left Tok, the weather was great. As we approached the Canadian border, we passed the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge. Our first town on the Canadian side was Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek is home to Buckshot Betty's Restuarant among some other buildings. One of the other buildings is Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, a church that was made out of an...

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Aug 11, 2012 - Haines Junction - Kluane N.P.

Saturday -- Since we wanted to hike the King's Throne Trail today I nestled back into the warm sleeping bag when I heard rain on the tent this morning. Hubby gets too hungry to stay in bed. Finally the rain let up enough for me to emerge, eat breakfast and make a lunch. It was 11:30 by the time we drove to the Kluane N.P. Visitor Center for a trail map. The rain had abated to an occasional sprinkle but there was a long bank of clouds resting at the bottom of the mountains. The ranger assured us the hike would be worthwhile so we drove 27km...

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Alaska from a tent

Aug 8, 2012 - Day Trip To Haines Junction, Yukon

8-8 Day Trip To Haines Junction Sunny And 60’S A Beautiful Day! Stayed At Cottonwood RV Park After deciding there wasn’t a whole lot to do in Haines Junction, we decided to take a day trip there this afternoon instead of moving there tomorrow. It was only about a 50 mile trip. We stopped at the Tachal Dhal Visitor Center at Tachal Mountain, formerly called Sheep Mountain. The southern slopes here are the primary winter and spring range and lambing area of the Dall sheep population here. Of course, again, wrong time of year! They don’t...

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Aug 1, 2012 - Haines Junction, Yukon Territory

I left Tok RV Village at 08:25AM and went just down the street to Village Gas and filled the RV. 77.956 gallons of diesel at $4.169 per gallon. I left Village Gas at 09:00AM Driving the Alaska Highway (Alaska Route 5). The drive from Tok, Alaska to Haines Junction, Yukon Territory was a beautiful but bone jarring drive. I arrived at the US border at 10:55AM. A 90 mile drive that took almost two hours. I stopped at the border on the Yukon side for about 15 minutes for pictures and a break. It took me about 40 minutes to go 20 some miles to...

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Jul 18, 2012 - Wildlife day

it wasn’t raining this morning, but it was still cloudy and chilly. We packed up quickly and got on the road. We saw another Caribou in the morning, then saw a moose, 11 bears and numerous Bison. What a great day for wildlife! We stopped briefly at the Signpost Forest but couldn’t find our sign. So – got back on the road. We decided that we would drive a couple REALLY long days and get home to Seward a day sooner than we thought we could. So we chose to stay in a motel for our last night. We're staying at the Starlight Motel in Haines...

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Alaska 2012

Jun 13, 2012 - Day 23 Teslin to Haines Junction, Yukon territory

Today we put on 207 miles. It was a mostly sunny day, cool to start and warmed up as the day progressed. For the second straight day, we didn't see any wildlife. As you can see from the pictures, we have another fantastic campsite! The natural beauty of the Yukon is incredible! If it wasn't so painful uploading pictures, there would be many more mountain pics. Most campsites offer WIFI, last night I had to be in the restaurant, tonight it's in the laundromat! I haven't been able to SKYPE Patty because all the internet connections are...

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May 21, 2012 - Teslin Lake CG, YK to Congdon Creek CG, YK

Monday, May 21, 2012 Teslin Lake Yukon Government Campground, YK to Congdon Creek Government Campground, YK 260 miles TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “If at some point you don’t ask yourself, ‘What have I gotten myself into?’ then you’re not doing it right.” — Roland Gau I will confess this up front - I did ask myself that today. Read on to learn why…… Up with the alarm at 6:30 today. We heard some rain in the night but it wasn’t raining when we got up. Mostly cloudy though but it didn’t look like a rain out. Made tea, washed my hair, warmed up...

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Aug 15, 2011 - Pine Lake, Yukon

Our original plan had us moving only about 30 miles north to Kathleen Lake, the only developed campground in the Kluane National Park. However, the camp sites didn't have a view of the lake, there were irritating bugs, it cost more, AND the firewood was $8.50! It didn't take much discussion to decide to leave. We returned to Haines Junction and dumped and took on freshwater. Then, we drove east on the Alcan to Pine Lake Provincial Park. We were true pioneers. We built our best fire of the trip using the free firewood. We baked sweet...

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Alaska Bound

Aug 13, 2011 - Haines Junction, YT

Today is the day we had been dreading – our drive along the rough stretch of the Alaska Highway passing the foreboding sounding “Destruction Bay.” We left Tok with good weather and hoped it would last for the long drive we had ahead of us. Our first stop was the Tetlin Wildlife Refuge Center because it looked like a nice stop and we wanted to see what was there. They had several displays including a cache (a small wooden cabin on stilts) where the natives stored their food and supplies for the winter. Once inside the visitor center, I...

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Jul 31, 2011 - Haines Junction YT, Canada

We left Beaver Creek at about 8:00am, and traveled to Haines Junction, Yukon. We had traveled this part of the AlCan before and it was the worst part of the trip. We have spoken about frost heaves, gravel breaks, and bumps before, but this is really the worst stretch. The key word is "SLOW" and you will not have too many problems. We saw some Eagles and a pair of Trumpeter Swans along the way. We had lunch by a lake, and Joanne cooked us a brat, with chips, milk and a cookie for dessert! :>) We got to camp about 2:00pm, setup and then...

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Jul 27, 2011 - Fast travel day

Wednesday: On the road for another 212 miles to Haines Jct aand Whitehorse. We only had about 25+ miles of the wavy road left to go. Finally got on the good portion and was able to go the speed limit the rest of the way. We stopped and took pictures of the 2 Dall sheep that we saw alongside of the road. In Whitehorse we pulled into Hi Country RV Park and set up. Very nice park. Then off to Walmart and a grocery store to restock.

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