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AlaskaShooter

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Posted: 05/31/17 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I lived in Alaska for 25 years. Still enjoy the road trips. 3 months last summer. Cruise in August this year to check out SE AK.


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terrax

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Here is a convenient method to get the most current road conditions for Yukon roads and highways on your smartphone:

- Open your Facebook Messenger and search for Yukonroadbot
- Say or type Hi or whatever to start a conversation
- If you don't now the highway names just say or type names
- Say or type the number or road name to get the current road conditions

* This post was edited 06/02/17 09:23am by terrax *

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Well, we had to cancel our 2017 trip.

The plan was to leave next Monday, Grandson got out of school today, and return in late August, however my mother-in-law (93) took a fall and just got out of the hospital a few days ago.

I had put new shoes on the truck and fiver, maintenance items were completed and the only thing left was to stock the fiver with groceries. Sorry we couldn't make it, but we will add our names to the 2018 roll call.


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dukenurse

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Posted: 06/11/17 06:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are planning our third trip to Alaska but first time by truck with slide in. We plan to leave second week of July from Virginia. Any suggestions on routes?

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Leaving on Tuesday from VA, returning 25th Aug.[emoticon]


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Left Taos, NM for Alaska June 6th and crossing into Canada on June 15th for Alaska, Yukon and NWT.. starting a year long journey throughout North America -- no agenda -- woo hoo...

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Kidoo

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Posted: 06/13/17 07:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dukenurse wrote:

We are planning our third trip to Alaska but first time by truck with slide in. We plan to leave second week of July from Virginia. Any suggestions on routes?


There is no limit with your TC. I did the Denali Highway 8 from Paxon to Cantwell, the Dalton twice up to Deadhorse and part of the Demster. On the way back I went a few days on top of Salmon Glacier pass Hyder AK (Stewart BC). Top of the world highway is an easy ride in a TC.

Also it is easy and not too espensive to take the ferry from Skagway to Haines AK.


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Quick question on Salmon Glacier near Hyder AK. Is the road up doable in a dually with TC with 4' overhang in back? Haven't been able to find that info.

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Got back a few days ago from a great 2 month trip including Old Denali Hwy and the Dempster!
Answered my own question about duallys with a large TC on the road to Salmon Glacier. No problem whatsoever.

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thedavidzoo wrote:

Quick question on Salmon Glacier near Hyder AK. Is the road up doable in a dually with TC with 4' overhang in back? Haven't been able to find that info.


Here's a couple of photos of the road out to Salmon Glacier, plently of room for your rig, photos taken in 2015.

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