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Jun 17, 2014 - Mon, 6/16 Destruction Bay to Tok

Paul woke up at 1:15am, looked out and saw blue sky and daylight. We heard that daylight lasted 21 hours and 3 min. The solstice is approaching. I do appreciate the blackout curtains on this camper. We were on the road to Tok, Alaska at 8:30 after breakfast for us and Flutie. We had a brilliant blue sky and cold wind. Saw badland type formations at the Duha River. Paul saw a fox cross the road but I missed it. The road from about 70 miles east of Beaver Cross, on the US/CA border was the worst, nothing but an obstacle course of swlales,...

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To Alaska and Back

Jun 17, 2014 - Fairbanks to Tok

Gorgeous mountain view as we passed Delta Junction toward Paxson for 60 miles. Then we returned to Delta Junction to head east to Tok. It started to rain and be cool. Spent night at a B and B. Met some interesting people from all over the globe. One man had driven in from Dawson City and gave us the road update. Know tomorrow will be a long hard drive.

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Jun 13, 2014 - Tok Alaska

We made it to Alaska. Actually this it our second time in Alaska. On the way here we took a detour and went to Skagway. They did not have free Wifi there and the next place did not have it either. Here in Tok I can use the smartphone to send this. My little computer is also giving me connection problems. The road from Kluane Lake to the border was the worst of the whole trip. At times we were down to less than 10 mph. Tomorrow is a rest day then off to Dawson City Canada via the Top of the World highway. It is 180 miles with 60 miles of...

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Jun 11, 2014 - Alaska - We Made It!

We left our lakeside camping spot at 9am and continued northward for our last day on the Alcan. Steve and I never should have had that discussion about how great the highway road conditions were, because just about then we hit the worst of the worst! For the last 80 miles of the Alcan before arriving at the US border, we bounced, bumped, swerved, rocked and rolled over the patched up frost heaves. Little orange flags were scattered all along the highway warning us to slow down for the rough ride ahead. And to think we’ll have to retrace...

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Jun 10, 2014 - ALASKA AT LAST

So sorry I haven't sent out an update. It's been so hard to get good WiFi. I has taken me about 1 1/2 hours to get 10 pictures to upload. There is no 4G here to speed things up. Since we left Dawson Creek, we have over-nighted in Fort Nelson,BC; Laird River Hot Springs,BC; Watson Lake, YT; Whitehorse,YT; Skagway, AK with a boat trip to Juneau; Haines Junction, YT, then on to Tok, AK where we are currently. We leave in the morning for a week in Fairbanks, then to Denali National Park for another week. Things are going well. A few chipped...

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Jun 7, 2014 - Tok Alaska

After a late start, it seems our start is getting later and later, we headed for the American border right outside Beaver Creek. It was a breeze. Tom even got in the correct lane this time! Funny how the Alaskan Highway seemed to become a better road in the US, at least for a little while. We traveled through the Tetlin Wildlife Refuse Area which is supposed to have a lot of migrating birds and wildlife. They must have been doing something else because we didn't see much of anything, including birds. However, We did discover an old wooden...

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May 22, 2014 - Whitehorse to Tok Alaska

We spent the night at Pioneer RV and it was pretty cold. We left around 8:20 a.m. PDT with 41 degrees registered on the coach system—had a pretty heavy frost. A few miles/kilometers north of Whitehorse we were supposed to watch for elk and livestock along the roadside! We spotted several horses, but the picture didn’t turn out too clear as I took it out my window which doesn’t work. Never did see any elk though. So the first pictures I took were of the Kluane Range Ice Fields; they are awesome so hope you enjoy them. Then there was a micro...

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May 21, 2014 - Alaska Hwy...Michelle the Musher, Carcross Desert, Tagish and White River, YK

Just south of Whitehorse, on the way to Skagway where we will go on the return trip, are the towns of Carcross and Tagish. Along the route that day was the splendid Emerald Lake and unique Carcross Desert. Near Carcross we stopped at Caribou Crossing which is owned and operated by Michelle Phillips, a competitive dog sled racer (musher) for over 14 years. Here she keeps her dogs and equipment and a small collection of other critters. She gave us a personalized tour and briefing on what happens in a dog sled race. Very interesting. Not much...

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Oct 23, 2013 - Peddle to the Metal

Where can you find warm temperatures in October in the lower 48? That was what we wondered, and what we were seeking. As we drove off the ferry in Bellingham, WA we knew we had to go south asap. Forget that we really wanted to visit Olympic NP... it was closed. :( So, our goal was to drive down to Zion NP in southern Utah, which was OPEN. Nice temps, nice hikes, nice food. Further south ='s warmer temps... so off to southern AZ and NM. We treated ourselves w/ a hold up for 2 nites at Faywood Hot Springs in the desert of NM. Can you spell...

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Oct 14, 2013 - It was a "gale"-la event

October 14, 2013 Zion National Park, UT When we left Haines, AK on the Alaska Marine Hiway Ferry, the night was crystal clear with mucho constellations showing and the northern lights on the horizon. We finally were settled down after our turn at loading the rig into the bowels of the ferry. We were the first pick of the litter out of the many cars, U-hauls and various rigs waiting to load. Imagine our surprise when the attendent asked us to parallel park our trailer and truck in between another motor home and a car. I muffled something...

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Oct 6, 2013 - Who's feeding Skeeter?

Oct. 6th, 2013 Haines, AK When I sent the last entry w/ the pictures of the lynx, I really did have a couple of paragraphs typed up. Then I went to mess around with the map-manager, and lost the entry. It actually seemed OK to send the message, "We're Closed" with no verbage. A subtle statement, for sure. However, I must give credit for the lynx pix to one of our co-hearts who had recently hiked a trail we were on during our last days at Denali. I wish we had taken those snaps, but no. I had discussed the fact that I never addressed the...

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Sep 30, 2013 - America's Largest Nat'l Park

Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 It's hard to get a photo of the largest National Park and Preserve in the USA, Wrangell-St. Elias. By itself, this park is over twice the size of Denali at 13.2 million acres. But let's not stop there. Canada boarders our park with Kluane National Park in the Yukon territories and that brings us to 24 million acres of protected areas of immense glaciers, 10 million acres of wilderness, 9 of the 16 highest peaks in North America, braided rivers and active volcanoes. Just imagine how bright the stars are in the night...

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