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Jul 18, 2008 - Haines Junction, Yukon

I couldn't send an update last night as we boondocked at US Fish and Wildlife Service campground 20 miles north of the Yukon border. It rained all night last night and today we saw fresh snow on the peaks as we came south. Yesterday afternoon and today were the worst roads we have been on. Yesterday it was road construction and frost heaves in Alaska. Today it was frost heaves in the Yukon. Much of today was 30 to 45 mph on a paved highway. I did not want to go over the frost heaves too fast or something on the truck and or trailer would...

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Jul 13, 2008 - Mukluk Annie's @ Teslin YT Canada to Haines Jct

Mukluk Annie's @ Teslin YT, Canada to Haines Jct YT Canada Sunday We had rain overnight which made sleeeping wonderful. Unfortunately the morning came to early at 0700. Since we were dry camping not much work. We walked to Mukluk Annie's to have all you can eat breakfast of blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, biscuits. No sharing, only one of us ordered it guess who - barb. Mom and Dad ordered just blueberry pancakes. The pancakes were made to order and good, the eggs and other stuff was buffet in warming trays and okay....

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Jul 6, 2008 - Miles, miles, miles and a MOOSE!

today we left Anchorage right about 6am, and made miles, miles, miles - 601 of them in fact. We stopped tonite in Haines Junction, Yukon. We did finally get to see a moose tho - he was way off the highway, but my zoon is pretty good - so hopefully you can see him. Sharon asked to see some pictures of the teardrop, so here they are. She's a little worse for wear, but still all in all, holding up pretty well. We were able to find an electric blanket, but last nite in Anchorage was really too warm to use it. I've developed a doozy of a cold,...

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North to Alaska

Jul 5, 2008 - Tok to Haines Junction

This was an uneventful day. Just more of the mind-boggling scenery. - We did stop by a lake, and as it was a hot day (+27) we waded in up to our knees. We couldn't convince Harry to take his shoes off & join us. When we mentioned it, he ran away faster than a spooked caribou! - Had a car pass us, and motion for me to roll down my window. He informed me that we were losing a liquid. Turns out that we lost the cap off of the fresh water tank. As we always carry fresh water we will have to get a new one in Whitehorse. Oh the trials and...

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Jun 21, 2008 - Grizzly sighting!

Hello Everyone, We had a beautiful day in Haines Junction. We are camping on Kluane Lake and spent the day hiking in Kluane National Park. We spent 3 hours ascending 1400 feet to Sheep Mountain to view the Dahl sheep, but unfortunately after all that work, they were not on the mountain....lots of poop though! On our way out of the park we were rewarded however with a huge grizzly walking in the road. We were thankfully in the car! It was an awesome sight! Tomorrow we are packing up, and will head to TOK, Alaska and will stay in TOK for four...

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Alaska By RV 2008

Jun 20, 2008 - Haines Junction, Yukon

We left Skagway this morning around 11 and drove to Haines Junction, Yukon. The drive on the Klondike Highway was absolutely beautiful. We passed a lake called Emerald Lake that was so beautiful it is very hard to describe, you just have to see the pictures. I am sure my pictures do not do it justice. If you are ever in the area do not miss that lake. We had to go through Canadian customs again today and everything went fine until he told us he had to come inside the coach. We were kind of shocked and wondered what on earth it was about....

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Jun 12, 2008 - Destruction to Haines Junction

Linda spent her early morning taking lots of pics of wildflowers in the park. Once on the road we experienced the worst 5 miles of the ALCAN Hwy. The RV was shook like never before, and believe it, this baby has been SHOOK! We drove thru the Kluane National Park, which is absolutely gorgeous. It is full of lakes, flowers, snow capped mountains and awesome views. Our first stop was Kathleen Lake and campgrounds. We were hoping to hike, but the parked bear trap, bear warning signs, and the fact that the trail was 50 miles, dampened our...

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Jun 3, 2008 - Haines Junction to Beaver Creek YT

June 3, 2008. Today we drove from Haines Junction to Beaver Creek YT. Almost to Alaska!!!!! The population of Haines Junction is 811. A lot of the towns we pass thru or camp at are very small, but they all served a purpose when they built the Alaskan Highway. And now they provide lodging/camping for travelers going to/from Alaska. As we leave Haines Junction, the highway parallels Kluane (kloo-waa-nee) Lake. It is the largest lake in the Yukon Territory. The terrain around the lake occasionally changes, so it’s a surprise around every...

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May 27, 2008 - Day 14 - Haines Junction

The weather during the days here have been very warm and sunny and then at night it really cools down. Conrad tried some fishing off the dock here at the lake at our campground. No luck, but enjoyable. We had a little trouble trying to upload the pictures on our journal. We got on the road about 10:30 this morning. We drove for about 5 ½ hours and went 210 miles today continuing west on the Alaska Highway. This road has been pretty good with a few rough loose gravel spots, and some construction delays. Before we left, Conrad took a picture...

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May 13, 2008 - Haines Junction

Nice drive from Whitehorse into the Kluane area. When we arrived in Haines Junction the mountains were spectacular and even a poor photographer like me got some good shots. This is bear country and we saw some signs of Black and Grizzly Bears but no sightings. Seem to have luck seeing birds though and spotted a golden eagle with its talons open, no photo though. Walked up a rock glacier with was nice but tough to walk on the rock.

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Aug 16, 2007 - Haines Jct, YT - just an overnite stop

Thurs. Aug 16 Crossed into Canada today with a long slow drive to Haines Jct. From what we have heard this is the worst of the road driving - long miles of frost heaves, we probably averaged about 40 mph and were glad to stop around 5 pm. When the road gets that bad Jim has to take several breaks at pull outs along the route, it gives me time to read and relax too. Tonight's stop was at Kluane RV Park at Haines Jct.

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Alaska 2007

Aug 7, 2007 - Day 57: Frost heaves - the order of the day!

Today's goal was to reach Haines Junction, Yukon Territory (YT), a drive of about 300 miles from Tok. Crossing into YT meant going through Canadian customs and entering the Pacific Time Zone (leaving Alaska Time Zone). Frost heaves were the norm for the day, so we found ourselves traveling at 40-45 mph quite frequently. A few things in the trailer were rearranged from some of the bumps we hit a little too hard! Haines Junction is a small community that is the entrance to Kluane National Park (Canadian) sitting at the foot of the St. Elias...

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