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Aug 25, 2006 - Through the Yukon and into Alaska

It was a cold, wet drive through the desolute Yukon and Alaska. Traffic was extremely light with services over 70 miles apart. We were getting close to the sub-artic and the infamous bugs were still out though the locals informed me that the swarms were thicker in summer. They splattered the windshield and I was constantly washing the windows. A couple of times I stopped to take pictures but the bugs descended so thickly, their bites causing drops of blood to ooze out and run down my face. After being bitten a few times I opted to shoot...

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Jul 31, 2006 - Alaska at last

Rough trip today. Until today the roads have been very good, but these are the worst roads we have encountered. Lots of :Whoop-de-doo's, and a lot of gravel stretch's. Paul hit several of them a little too fast and the trailer is a mess. Once we got about 15 miles past the border, the roads seemed to improve. Did not get to do much in Tok. Got fueled up at a much more reasonable price, $ 3.149 instead of $ 4.809 in Canada. The campground is nice, and we will be staying here again on the way out. We cooked up some burgers, and had dinner...

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Jul 17, 2006 - Copper Center to Tok, AK

Got up this morning and went to the Copper Center Roadhouse for breakfast where they serve sourdough pancakes. They were good but an acquired taste - much more "sour" than real buttermilk. We planned to drive up the road to go fishing on the Gulkana river because we heard a rumor that the "reds" (sockeye) were running. Of course, that was the kiss of death. When we got there, we spoke with two guys, Larry and who obviously spend a lot of time fishing and camping. They said that they had only hooked two fish in an hour and they knew what...

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Jul 9, 2006 - Tok to Gulkana

Dry camped on the side of the Gulkana River. Local person told us everyone had been catching grayling and dolly varden fish the last 6 days but when we arrived it had slowed down. Ran into the previous Basketball coach from the Helix High School, Coach Nash. We decided to move on to Valdez for Salmon and Halibut fishing.

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Jun 16, 2006 - North to Alaska

June 16, 2006 What a day we had today. We left Destruction Bay, YT and headed to Tok, Alaska. What we thought would be a good day ended up with a few pitfalls. First, we thought we had left the muddy roads behind us. However, we were wrong. Hit about five road construction areas where they were putting down a dirt & gravel mix. They then would work it smooth with a road grader, and then run a water truck over it. Then they would do it all over again. The motor home and the tracker were a mess again. On the way to Alaska the scenery was very...

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Jun 26, 2005 - It's Good to be Back in Alaska

I said something before, but I'm saying it again....I will need a serious diet when this trip is over - if not sooner. . .ha ha. We got a few different kinds of rolls this morning, and they are all GREAT. We have plenty left for tomorrow too. Leaving the Kluane area, our next stop was Beaver Creek. The picture of Our Lady Of Grace is a Catholic mission built in 1961 in an abandon quonset hut used by the Alcan highway building crews...quite unique. We didn't stop anywhere else in town, because we have been to just about everywhere before....

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