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The 2020 Milepost will be released this month (23 March, 2020). I'm pretty sure the roads are all the same but some of the businesses along the way have changed. We are planning a trip from AK to Idaho, I just need my darling navigator wife to learn how to read the Milepost in reverse so we can enjoy the sights and stops along the way.


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I have pre-ordered mine on their website-it will be shipped out when available.


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MORSNOW wrote:

The 2020 Milepost will be released this month (23 March, 2020). I'm pretty sure the roads are all the same but some of the businesses along the way have changed. We are planning a trip from AK to Idaho, I just need my darling navigator wife to learn how to read the Milepost in reverse so we can enjoy the sights and stops along the way.



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Milepost is a great resource loaded, & I mean overdose loaded, with info.

On our first trip to the North we had a 2 year old MP given to us. The first day out of Dawson Creek the DW started reading all the bits as we drove along. Second day the book went behind the seat. Second trip North the book stayed in the trailer. Third trip North the book stayed home in Bermuda.

Half the fun of going north is the research before the trip. These days all of that is right at our fingertips. Once on the trip be prepared for change of plans & sometimes plain old winging it.


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As far back as my first trip in 1976, although I'll admit that was with another driver who routinely made the trip, the most beneficial feature of the Milepost(IMO) was that it had lots of the relevant maps gathered in one spot.

While it's always been a promotional volume, it seems to have become more so over the years. As noted, with the advent of the web age, it's not as worthwhile as it was.

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As noted, with the advent of the web age, it's not as worthwhile as it was.

Disagree. The book can be much easier when you are driving as a passenger can read the info while moving along. If you are in an area without a net connection then you have a back-up.

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Yeah; I would argue that it still has great usefulness.

When we did our AK trip a few years ago we rented a motorhome at ABC in Anchorage. They had a section of the shop where previous renters left things behind that they weren't going to be using and/or couldn't bring home on the plane with them. Among other treasures we found a slightly used, but current Milepost. Snatched that up quicker than you can blink. It was great to have, although I will agree that it had TOO MUCH information.

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although I will agree that it had TOO MUCH information.

Please don't ask them to remove the porta-potty info LOL! The first time we went to AK my son was 7-we flew so no MH. Apparently he was nervous or something while we were driving along the various roads. We visited MANY porta-potties along our routes! That info was invaluable. Came in handy a time or two for mom and dad as well!

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Released Tomorrow

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Released Tomorrow

Per their website it won't be until 3/30. I believe the original date was 3/23, but then it was bumped out a few weeks ago.

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