In planning stages now for what maybe a once in a lifetime trip. Currently checking all insurances for truck, TT, and health. We will have to Boondock somenights to keep expenses down a bit. Will be staying in Calgary, AB on the way up. Also checking on border controls. We have a Chevy Duramax Diesel 250, 2002. Pulling a 30 ft Cherokee TT. Have weight distribution bars & Reese sway bars.
Any advice for us? Thanks.
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Boondocking should be no problem anywhere going through Alberta, British Columbia and most the the Yukon or Alaska. We spent only about 20 out of 90 days in organized campgrounds. I think you will have to HURRY like everything though if you plan on making it by 2010
Good luck / Skip
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X2 on the Milepost. Been here 11 years and still use it, getting a new one every year. There is no substitute. If you're coming up to fish, check the Alaska Outdoor Journal website. If you have any questions about things in the state, just ask.
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We've driven up 5 times in the last 7 years and will go again next year. Had one flat as a result of a bolt on a good paved road. You'll hit some gravel where they're repairing frost damage (some times it goes for 5-10 miles), but you beat that by slowing down. Frost heaves north of Whitehorse are common, so watch for small signs and/or flags on the shoulder. Again go slow, and traffic permitting, don't be afraid to use the WHOLE road.
Don't miss a visitor center or museum, no matter how small. All are great, but each has it's own flavor and cool things to see. We only pay for camping at Grand Forks AFB all the way up until Tok, so boondocking is not unusual. We travel to Sault Ste. Marie, then across US2 to I-15 in Montana then up thru Calgary to Dawson Creek. A great ride. 11,000 miles from DE and back. If you fish, take the salmon rods. Fishing to die for.
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We did that trip from NC to AK and back and it was indeed a trip of a life time.
We also left in May and came back in the fall. We did 15,000 miles.
We took our two mountain bikes, and our two kayaks, and peddeled and paddled every place we could.
We hiked on Glaciers, hiked in Denali and had a half dozen bear encounters.
If you would like to read our trip report send me an e-mail, and I'll send it to you