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RE: Preferred Route

At Tok, we check the weather. If the coastal area around Valdez has a good forecast, we head there first, then continue clockwise on the trip. If it's raining on the coast, then we head to Fairbanks first and hope the weather improves by the time we get to the coast. We experienced torrential rain at Valdez during one trip. Don't want to have that happen again. It's a beautiful drive when the weather is clear.
sue.t 02/21/17 08:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary - 2017

Travel Yukon (Yukon government) has put together a webpage that provide more details about the Alaska Highway's 75th Anniversary in Yukon http://www.travelyukon.com/AlaskaHighway75
sue.t 02/15/17 08:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 2017 Road Conditions

The Beaver Creek section was decent in September 2016. They were putting down the new paint lines between White River and Beaver Creek. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20160831_Kluane-Snag_027.jpg width=700 North of Burwash Landing there was new construction that will take a while to clean up. Local folks think the contractor stripped too much off the top and it will be a challenge to get it back together. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20160902_LakeCk-DBay_063.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/14/17 11:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Off to Alaska Soon YES in FEBRUARY

In Yukon, the temperature is above freezing around Whitehorse and yesterday it rained northwest of Whitehorse. The rain turned to ice on the Alaska Highway. The Alaska Highway was closed from Whitehorse to Haines Junction last night, and this morning is closed from Whitehorse to Destruction Bay due to black ice and slush. The temperature outside our place is 39F. So be prepared for anything. Check Yukon road conditions here http://www.511yukon.ca/en/
sue.t 02/14/17 11:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary - 2017

Sounds like your father had a knack for salvage, Sue. He was in the car recycling business before "recycling" was a business. Great photos as usual! Yup - my 1943 Ford Jeep has a 1967 Ford Falcon engine in it, one he recovered from another rolled vehicle.
sue.t 02/12/17 08:42pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Off to Alaska Soon YES in FEBRUARY

We towed our 25' fifth wheel from Whitehorse to Liard Hotsprings in March 2013. http://yukonsights.ca/20130329_Rancheria-Liard.html We overnighted at Rancheria Lodge. Temperature was 5C in the morning so the programmable thermostat was a nice treat - warmed up the fifth wheel before we got out of bed. Generator came in handy for plugging in the block heater. A flat tire developed overnight. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20130329_Rancheria_011.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/12/17 08:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary - 2017

Good looking Ford! The story was that someone rolled it on the Alaska Highway and Dad rebuilt it. He was proud of our "silver bullet" :D This photo from 1955 - Dad worked at Snag http://yukonsights.ca/images/Misc/JacksYukon_32-01.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/12/17 07:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Alaska Highway 75th Anniversary - 2017

For those planning their trip to Alaska this summer, you'll experience various celebrations along the way. It is the 75th anniversary of the completion of the Alaska Highway. http://www.travelyukon.com/alaska-highway http://ouralaskahighway.com/?page_id=1184 http://celebratealaskahighway.com/ Top 10 reasons to drive the Alaska Hwy during its 75th anniversary There will be a vintage jeep caravan driving up the Alaska Highway in late July and early August. http://www.alaskaorrust.com/ They're planning a stop at our place to see my 1943 Ford Jeep, used during the construction of the Alaska Highway but lost during a creek flood. My Dad dug it out in the 1950s and restored it. My 74 year-old jeep is still a working beast - it is our snow plow in winter. Here's a photo taken at the Alaska/Yukon border, entering into Yukon, mid-1950s. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/26-08_JacksYukon_AK-YTBorder.jpg width=700 Beaver Creek is my hometown http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/19930904_031_BeaverCreekSign.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/11/17 09:38pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Off to Alaska Soon YES in FEBRUARY

Tom, Please explain how to tow a 33 foot trailer through 5,000 miles of snow. The trailer will be much heavier than the tow vehicle. On every corner the trailer will tend to pull the rear axle of the trailer to the outside of the turn. Even with chains on all 4 wheels it is going to be very difficult. Here's a trip I took from Whitehorse to Anchorage in March 2014. http://yukonsights.ca/20140322_Anchorage.html Unless there's a recent storm, the highway conditions are usually bare and dry. Alaska http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20140322_TahnetaPass_262.jpg width=700 Yukon - Kluane Lake area http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20140328_KluaneLk_0559.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/11/17 05:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Off to Alaska Soon YES in FEBRUARY

We made two winter RV trips to Beaver Creek, Yukon from Vancouver Island. Camped at -40 in a Class C. http://yukonsights.ca/20011215_AlaskaHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/19981212_AlaskaHwy.html Now we live in Yukon. Generally, road conditions are fine in winter unless there is fresh snow or some freezing rain. As in summer, drive for the conditions. Also carry some gasline antifreeze - you can read the story on the first link above :) Here's a day drive with the car the first week of March 2016 http://yukonsights.ca/20160305_Kluane.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20160305_HainesRd_29.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/10/17 06:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dawson Town, a great stop for a few days

I also have a page for Dawson http://yukonsights.ca/DawsonCity.html My first visit was in the fall of 1957, although I couldn't see anything because I was still inside my Mom :B
sue.t 01/22/17 09:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Remote computer access

Sorry about omitting the OS. I'm running a Dell with XP that can't be upgraded. Not enough HP to run Windows 7. My 10-year-old Dell made the switch from XP to Win7 without any issue. I formatted the hard drive and then loaded the new operating system. All is good and it is faster than it was with XP.
sue.t 01/01/17 10:35am Technology Corner
RE: Alaska Caravan - Summer 2017??

Thanks for the interest, but I'm thinking that I'd probably like to cover 250-300 miles a day or so, which may be a little faster than you like. And maybe take a day off in a nice location every 3 -4 days. If you're towing a fifth wheel, 300 miles a day might be optimistic for the Alaska Highway. There will be construction zones with up to a 30 minute wait for the pilot car, and there will be sections with lots of frost heaves and dips that can damage your rig if you hit them too fast. There are sections of the highway where we invest four hours to travel 100 miles so that we don't damage the fifth wheel - bent axles are common. With the truck camper we can make better time but we still mosey along when we know the highway is unpredictable. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20100820_Kluane-Snag_S5359.jpg width=700 36km of road construction equals 22 miles http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20140919_Kluane-BeaverCk_153.jpg width=700 Although, sometimes the wait for a pilot car can be entertaining http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20150908_Liard-Muncho_030.jpg width=700
sue.t 12/31/16 10:11am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best Alaska Travel Guide??

Thousands of pictures from along the highways in Yukon, Alaska and Northern British Columbia on my website at http://yukonsights.ca/ You can look at the pictures by route (left side of the page) or by trip (right side of the page). I also include many wildlife photos :D http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20130526_HainesRdMoose_478.jpg width=700
sue.t 12/28/16 09:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Current Fuel Costs in Canada (heading toward AK)?

In Yukon, winter prices are much less than during tourist season. Now we're at 111.9 Canadian cents per litre. In summer, it could be $1.30 per litre. That's for regular unleaded. Price will be different along the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, and higher in the communities in Yukon.
sue.t 12/19/16 08:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

Sue.t... thanks so much for the photos etc... I have a Roadtrek and several have said I need a 4 wheel drive to do this trip -- Yukon,NWT etc.. on to Newfoundland.. and from what I have read, with good tires, springs, shocks etc.. .I should be ok.. just me and my dogs -- My little Honda Fit with minimal clearance did just fine - no 4-wheeling needed :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/Dempster/20150630_ArcticCircle_108.jpg width=700
sue.t 12/06/16 08:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

We've been on the Dempster numerous times. Especially enjoy the trip to Tombstone park and campground. Lovely area! http://yukonsights.ca/DempsterHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/20150630_ArcticCircle.html August 2015 there was a washout that closed the Dempster for a few days CBC News - Dempster washout
sue.t 12/05/16 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

Which highway are you referring to when you say "Dawson Highway"? The Klondike Hwy runs between Whitehorse and Dawson City. The Dempster Hwy runs from Dawson City to Inuvik. The Top of the World Hwy and Taylor Hwy run from Dawson City to Chicken & Tok. The Alaska Highway runs north from Dawson Creek towards Alaska.
sue.t 12/04/16 07:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska without toad?

When we toured with a 23' Class C through Yukon and Alaska, it was the perfect RV for travels here. We could park anywhere, easy to move around, no issues on the frost heaved highway, etc. If you're used to camping without a toad, then don't change for a trip north. We made two winter trips in the Class C too. Now that we live here, we like our 25' fifth wheel because we can leave it at a campsite while we explore the backcountry with the 4x4. Or hubby can take off with the truck for fishing while I enjoy quiet time at camp.
sue.t 12/04/16 09:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: vhs to dvd

I've been transferring our home videos (on VHS) to digital format using a Roxio Video Capture USB. I also use Adobe's Premiere Elements to improve the video quality before burning to DVD. Been pleased with the results.
sue.t 11/24/16 10:33pm Technology Corner
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