Category : Alaska

Those Young Guys - Wildlife in The North

It’s that time of year when many RVers are working away busily preparing (if not already on their way) for their long awaited trip to Alaska, the wild frontier!  When talking to other RVers, the subject of “Driving to Alaska” comes up now and again as we sit around the campfire.  The discussions usually revolve around “the routes, campgrounds, roads, …

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Salmon Glacier

Welcome to Stewart, British Columbia. It is about a 45 minute drive from Meziadin Junction. Along the drive you can stop and admire Bear Glacier. Stewart is a good place to load up on supplies, visit the boardwalk estuary, and head on over to Hyder, Alaska.  There is not a US border patrol station going into Hyder but you will …

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Top of the World Highway

We drove from Tok, Alaska to Dawson City, Yukon and traveled the “Top of the World” highway.  It is about 127 kilometers long and one of the most northerly highways in the world and is only open in the summer.  As with any northern route be sure to check the highway 511 road conditions to make sure it is in …

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Those Young Guys - Alyeska Pipeline

Trans Alaska Pipeline, TAPS (Trans-Alaska Pipeline System), Alaska Pipeline, Alyeska Pipeline, or just The Pipeline, whatever you call it and no matter your thoughts on the subject, it is still great to see in person.  Grab a copy of the Alaska Milepost and check out all the places where you can see the pipeline either while your driving or places …

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Denali Highway

Denali Highway! My favorite highway in the world. It runs from Cantwell on the Parks Highway all the way to Paxson on the Richardson Highway. The highway is rarely used today and is gravel and not maintained. It can have extreme washboarding and lots of dust. Take it slow and easy.  There are boondocking spots all along the highway so …

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Denali National Park

What can you say about this, it’s Denali! Beautiful scenery and wildlife. The campground is one of many but it is the main one near the entrance of the park. Don’t plan on just driving up and getting a site (although you may be lucky). Reservations certainly help and even then it is difficult. But the bus tour through the …

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Byers Campground

Denali State Park is to the east of Denali National Park and runs along the Parks Highway.  It has a few campgrounds and a few trails heads and is beautiful. Many people bypass this park and head straight to the Denali National Park. If you do that then you will miss a wonderful state park.  We stayed at Byers Campground. …

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Seward Alaska Harbor

The incredible beauty of the Kenai Fjords is hard to resist. We decided to take a day cruise on Resurrection Bay in the Kenai Fjords National Park departing from Seward. And are we glad we did. It turned out to be a perfect day. The weather was fantastic, the sky was blue, the sea was calm, and we saw tons …

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Written on Jun, 27, 2010 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Seward AK Harbor

When we first arrived in Seward we checked out the RV sites along the popular Seward Waterfront Park. Basically a parking lot, side by side, of RVs with gorgeous ocean views. But, it is crowded and all the choice spots are taken in the summer. Here are some rather poor photos of the park as seen from the water.   …

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Written on Jun, 26, 2010 by in , , , , | Leave a comment
Tolsona

We stopped in Tolsona at the Wilderness Campground. A nice pleasant campground with a river running through it. It was pretty full but because of the layout you didn’t feel it. As we were walking around before dinner we noticed two Model As hauling wooden trailers. We stopped and chatted with them for awhile. Check out their blog. Campground: Tolsona …

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