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RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Tying up with a rental delivery is a neat deal, if the economics work out for both parties. That's a side issue. Indiana is probably 4000 miles from anchorage on the route and in 17 days you will average 250 miles per day including the days spent on the bus in Denali, day fishing for salmon on the Kenai, day fishing for halibute at Homer, afternoon at Liard hot spring, posting your sign at Watson lake, checkout day at ia, checkin day at anchorage, side trip to Dawson, side trip to Valdez ,side trip to Skagway, beaver creek at 30 mph. If the delivery works for you do it, but drive like hell to Liard hot springs and stay on schedule from there. We are still not finished with our second trip to Alaska. 95 day since setting out. You gotta go. It's the trip of a life time. With limited time I would drop the northern part of ak, chicken Fairbanks and Denali. Denali is visible not a large part of the time. Pops
traveylin 09/03/14 02:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Carmen, consider renting a Rv for a week since you are new to it,things to be learned prior to starting out to Alaska next summer,,, How much to pack, you will try to take to much stuff The operation of the different systems on an Rv, refrigerator, battery's, gas detectors, hold tank size etc How fast the vehicle goes and fuel used. Slower and gulps gas How to park and access stores A weeks experience will allow your ak trip to proceed with less stress. Pops
traveylin 09/03/14 09:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Five windshield chips and one crack on the toad. Bring two or three windshield repair kits and fix as soon as possible to minimize a crack spreading. I like the rainex kit sold at walmart with the windshield wipers. Chips are kinda like the cost of fuel, not much you can do about it except add it into the budget Pops
traveylin 09/01/14 09:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

The Cassius hwy is much better than the alcan if you are looking to continue the Alaska experience. The northern half is narrow some what rough but little traffic. On a roughness scale I would put the Tok beaver creak run at 1 most severe, chicken at 3 severe, parts of Glenallen at 5 somewhat rough,Cassius at 6 somewhat rough, south end of alcan at 8 good. I favor the road less traveled, Cassius. Drop down to the Canada border on hwy 97 and you are in for a treat with the fruit orchards in Canada and northern Washington. Pops
traveylin 08/27/14 10:25am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

The mile post book...this was my second time to use it extensively and found it to be useful for areas north of Dawson creek. Areas south seem to be complicated by the need to consider too many alternate roads and byways. Comes off reading to much like a GPS database for the inhabited areas of British Columbia.
traveylin 08/25/14 09:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Sue t. You might ask your questions again in late October after some reflection time. I have many stories about our encounters yet need to look forward to the next 2000 miles of our trip home. One suggestion for travelers is to bring a comprehensive medical kit.. We used ours a number of times for ourselves and fellow travelers. Pops
traveylin 08/21/14 09:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Crossed the border at Oroville wa yesterday and spending a couple days here. Most discouraging question at customs was do you have any fruit or vegitibles. I explained that I had purged the Rv of such items and passed many Canadian fruit stands in the last sixty miles much to the wife's irritation. Response was,,,you could have brought the fruit veggies in because they are in season...we finished the day with a visit to the copper winery and fruit stand north of town, bought a couple of bottles to imbibe on the porch and listen to the Oroville police chief sing golden oldies. A great way to finish the Alaskan trip. Took down the roll call Alaska 2014 signs. We will start a new journey tomorrow going south on us 97 as far as Nevada before heading east. The trip to Alaska is unique in that we traveled with like minded folks and would meet the same individual several times along the way unplanned. My question now is where do travelers go after Alaska....both forum and trip planning ...
traveylin 08/21/14 09:17am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Between Haines and Skagway we are now into our sixth day of drizzle rain. The ferry ride yesterday was great and too short. Watching large rigs maneuver below decks was informative. A fifth wheel had more trouble than others with the compact 90degree turns required. Time to get on the road down the Cassius
traveylin 08/10/14 10:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Now in Haines for three nights before ferrying across to Skagway. The drive down the Haines highway was remarkably beautifull and the road in the best condition of any in the last two months. Pops
traveylin 08/07/14 09:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Here we are in Tok, and taking a weather stoppage before going to chicken. Weather report for chicken sez zero visibility fog today and rain for the next five days. Weather will be rainy in Dawson city for next five days also. Top of the world highway,dirt and gravel is a pill in good weather. Any body have first hand experience in rainy period. Are there washouts and slick surfaces Pops
traveylin 08/04/14 11:01am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Not lost, buy your crab at the Fred meyer in soldatna. Section them into an eight quart or larger pot. Add a half inch of water, a cup of white wine, three tablespoons of lime juice and several good shakes of zaterans seasoning and steam with a cover for ten minutes. Use kitchen shears to split the shell. Dip the steamed crab into melted butter that has lime juice added. We do about three quarter pound per person. Serve with a glass of Chablis. Pops
traveylin 08/04/14 10:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Recommendation for Oil Change in AK

I used the jiffy lube across the street from the golden nugget campground. Our class a is two large for their work bays, so they use a slider to access underneathe like I used to many years ago when I changed oil myself. 150 dollars including synthetic pre oil. I am good till I get home in south texas. Pops
traveylin 08/04/14 09:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Found excellant king crab at Fred Meyers in soldatna for 10.60$ per pound. All king crab is frozen, king crab at Fred,s is likely to be frozen many times less than the upscale grocery in Austin Texas. Wife and I had steamed crab two nights in a row at a five dollar a night fed campground east of soldatna. Pops
traveylin 07/31/14 08:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Homer am is an intense halibute fishing destination and silver salmon. I went looking for king crab yesterday for supper and could find only one retail store selling uncooked seafood and their price for king crab was thirty two dollars a pound, twice the Valdez price almost. The Fred Meyers in soldatna has a fresh seafood market I will go this evening. Pops
traveylin 07/29/14 09:51am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Boy Scout border crossing

I see today news about a troop of Boy Scouts that were counciled about taking pictures at a us border crossing on their return from Alaska . There was no mention of which crossing. As I have to return also,I would like to know which so I can plan to avoid that crossing. Does anyone have info on this incident. I understand a senator is inquiring into the situation. Pops
traveylin 07/25/14 09:36am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Fishing trip today was very good. Not long. Went west along the coast till some fantastic coastal islands that had to be nat geographic material. One with a hundred sea lions, one with a hundred thousand sea birds in the cliffs caught great Fish of every variety. Never find a more beautiful place. Pops
traveylin 07/23/14 09:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

In Seward currently which seems to be a major attraction for Alaskan Rv ears. A fish trip is scheduled for tomorrow with my sons in laws. Should be good and less structured than the typical charter..
traveylin 07/22/14 11:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

Smitty, I am sitting here in the Golden nugget cg in anchorage watching the cold rain and travelers hurrying to hook up and leave to get on to the next town on their list. Its not about the destination but rather the trip there and the stories we have as a result. My thoughts this morning are around the shorter days and how long we can stay. I need to fill propane tank for trip home. Got one more fishing trip out of seward planned. Can I get the wife to boondock without opening slideout or return to Whitehorse and south. Need to fix a couple of window chips and replace a piece of windshield washer tubing. Jiff lube says they will do the oil change. Gotta get to Fred Meyers. Way to much stuff. May need to just sit here another night. its all great pops
traveylin 07/19/14 10:19am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

leaving Valdez after staying for a week. Valdez will be one of out favorite stops for ever. west to Seward pops
traveylin 07/15/14 05:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2014

A note for the folks headed south to Whitehorse . I pulled over on the very nice looking shoulder for the wife to take a picture and had the right front wheel sink down to the axel tipping the class a precariously. I was able to back it out. The road looked good, well maintained. But the shoulder had been riddled with holes by ground squirrels. This occurred about fifty miles north of Whitehorse in the north bound side.
traveylin 07/12/14 10:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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