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Aug 4, 2015 - Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge – Deadman Lake Campground

Stopped here for the night so we could be close to the worst part of the Alaska Highway – the stretch between Beaver Creek and Destruction Bay in the Yukon Territory. The Canadians are supposedly doing construction on that stretch (about 115 miles), but the truth is the frost heaves, etc. are so bad, it really can’t be repaired. The only thing they can do, I guess, is spread gravel over the road and smooth it out. The project is ongoing and has been for years from what Rog heard. It’s dusty and bumpy and unpleasant so we wanted to devote...

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Retired at Last!

Jun 5, 2015 - Crossing into Alaska!

We made our final border crossing into Alaska. We have now crossed the Canadian border three times in, and three out. The three out, were the three crossings into Alaska from British Columbia. We went from the Yukon to BC on the trips into Skagway Alaska and Haines Alaska, and back out again. Twice at the Alaska crossing they confiscated eggs. There is a bird flu problem in Canada so we could not take them across the border. We also lost a few green peppers at one, but not another. All the prepping we did to have the dog’s rabies paperwork...

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Jun 14, 2011 - Alaska

I drove from Skagway AK up the Al-Can highway with a goal of being in Alaska on the 14th of June which is the date of my fathers birthday. Much to my surprise there were an abundance of American flags flying just over the border from the Yukon into the United States. Keep in mind that we are in perpetual light this far north so driving is fine but with the exception of hitting a moose, grizzly bear, dall sheep or falling asleep. I did see my first grizzly bear today just out side the village of Destruction Bay, Yukon while I was alert. He...

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River Wind

Jul 29, 2008 - Border City

In our travels we met a number of people who refused to take the Top of the World Highway because of its reported rough road conditions. But, compared to the stretch of the Alaska Highway between Tok and the Canadian Border, The Top of the World Highway is a breeze .The broken pavement, huge frost heaves and road construction altered our plans for the day. So, we settled into a campground about 4 miles from the Yukon border. We were not alone because the campground is full tonight. It's the only full campground we have seen lately. Tomorrow...

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Jun 9, 2007 - AK Border

We parked in a pull through so we didn't have to disconnect the Jeep. We unplugged the brake and locked the ignition and car. The next morning we plugged in the brake but forgot to unlock the ignition. The steering wheel locked in a slight left turn and we dragged the car for about 75 miles before the right front tire blew. John should have notice something was wrong as the right tire monitor indicated a big increase in pressure from the heat build up. When it blew the monitor went off and we pulled over before we destroyed the wheel. The...

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