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Posted: 09/07/07 01:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Over the 4th of July this year we drove to Prudhoe Bay and back from our home here in Fairbanks. One of our best road trips ever. Here's a few photos. If you want to see lots of them check out our website at: PRUDHOE AND BACK

Chuck

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Better stop, want to see more??? PRUDHOE AND BACK


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Those photos are beautiful!!! Thank you!!!

I traveled on that road from Fairbanks to Arctic Circle in 1992. However it was in a rental car, not an RV. All I remember is alot of gravel (at least starting 30 miles north of Fairbanks) and many cracked windshields.

Have road conditions improved over the last 15 years along J.B. Dalton Hwy? Are there sufficient fuel stops? As mentioned, I only traveled as far north as Arctic Circle. But it's a trip I'll remember forever. I hope to continue to Prudhoe Bay later on.

PS - I did get to see Barrow, but had to take an airplane flight there (Mark Air). Now that was REALLY neat!!!

Thanks!
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Thank you for posting your trip pictures they are beautiful. I have 6 years to go for retirement and Alaska is the first major trip I want to make..c.traveler2


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That is so awesome. I can't wait to do that. Alaska is high up on our list. Dave.

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Chuck,
great photos and a terrific write-up. I'm hoping to head up there myself one of these days to get another gravel fix. The pump arrangement you have is a great set-up. Can you filter the water to fill your tanks? We have a hard time finding potable water a lot of places. Thanks, Jim


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Great pics. We just got back from Alaska. We did top of the world highway, but did not geat as dirty as you.


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Cool photos, thanks for posting. How many of those spare tires did you need?
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Posted: 09/07/07 08:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for sharing your photos....going to do Alaska in the next couple of years.
Nice website.

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I tried to do this at the end of September, 2005. Got 20 miles north of Fairbanks but had to turn around due to ice. Looks like I really missed something great - should have tried it in August.


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GBlack wrote:

Those photos are beautiful!!! Thank you!!!

I traveled on that road from Fairbanks to Arctic Circle in 1992. However it was in a rental car, not an RV. All I remember is alot of gravel (at least starting 30 miles north of Fairbanks) and many cracked windshields.

Have road conditions improved over the last 15 years along J.B. Dalton Hwy? Are there sufficient fuel stops? As mentioned, I only traveled as far north as Arctic Circle. But it's a trip I'll remember forever. I hope to continue to Prudhoe Bay later on.

PS - I did get to see Barrow, but had to take an airplane flight there (Mark Air). Now that was REALLY neat!!!

Thanks!
Gary


One crack and chip in one windshield. Sections of the road are paved but the best road is where it has had calcium chloride applied, no frost heaves. Fuel is available at the Yukon River, Coldfoot and Deadhorse.

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A sign on the road at Coldfoot said "Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel not guaranteed at Deadhorse".

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Chuck,
great photos and a terrific write-up. I'm hoping to head up there myself one of these days to get another gravel fix. The pump arrangement you have is a great set-up. Can you filter the water to fill your tanks? We have a hard time finding potable water a lot of places. Thanks, Jim


Don't have a filter setup but shouldn't be complicated. This water was quite potable.

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Cool photos, thanks for posting. How many of those spare tires did you need?
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Had two spares for each truck and the trailer, 25 gallons of gas and 10 of diesel. Didn't need any of it. Did consume most of the beer and booze that was in the coolers on the trailer.

Chuck

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