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Old 07-21-2003, 12:51 AM   #1
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Back from Alaska

:banana Teddy & I are back from our 52 day odyssey to Alaska and back. It was the most wonderful experience of our lives. Well...no, it was the most wonderful trip of our lives, in the experience department it would have to take a back seat to our getting married in 1964:kiss and the birth of our two boys.:cheers
At any rate we traveled 10124 miles in 52 days pulling our 2002 Scamp 5W behind our Toyota Tundra. We saw beautiful things and met many wonderful people including Chester and Marie Taje from this very list. Outside of a small chip in the windshield we had absolutely no problems. I felt that the roads were not nearly as bad as we were led to believe.
For a photo log of our travels go to to the URL of our photo site at clubphoto in my sig below.:jump

Larry
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Old 07-21-2003, 12:56 AM   #2
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Welcome Back Larry.

we missed you............... :wave


- and I think we got a few pics here for future covers! :)
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Old 07-21-2003, 01:48 AM   #3
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OOH, OOH, where didya go?

I am still toying with going to Juneau to visit my sister and her baseball team (7 boys, 2 girls!). I was worried about pulling the trailer that far (and the huge expense of ferrying from Haines to Juneau). If the roads are better than I have heard, hmm, could be a great trip!
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:wave Welcome Home!
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:27 AM   #5
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I am still toying with going to Juneau to visit my sister and her baseball team (7 boys, 2 girls!). I was worried about pulling the trailer that far (and the huge expense of ferrying from Haines to Juneau). If the roads are better than I have heard, hmm, could be a great trip!
Leave your car & trailer in Haines at the Haines Hitch-up RV Park and take the "Fast Ferry" to Juneau. Let your sister and her husband drive you around Juneau or borrow their car or just rent one while there.
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Old 07-21-2003, 08:49 AM   #6
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Home safe and sound, well, good. Thought about you a lot after bdavid got back from his Alaskan trip. so you two didn't run into- huh - see each other. too bad. maybe next time. :) but you got to see Ches. :thumb pictures are great to say the least.
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Old 07-21-2003, 10:55 AM   #7
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Larry ... glad you have a great trip!

Hey, could you post 3 or 4 of your best pictures here?

Welcome home!
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Old 07-21-2003, 11:56 AM   #8
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WOW!!!!

:)

Larry & Teddy - thanks for sharing!! What a trip! What wonderful things you got to see in person!! Wow! What an adventure, the glaciers are BLUE, the salmon fresh! and you went to Wall Drug, too!
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Old 07-21-2003, 01:38 PM   #9
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Larry ... glad you have a great trip!
Hey, could you post 3 or 4 of your best pictures here?
Welcome home!
Ok how about these!
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c32aeafc91In_Jasper_National_Park.jpg/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c32cd3828fEmerald_Lake.jpg/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c32e2afc93Black_Bear.jpg/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c32f8f1b4cAt_Denali_Nat_Park.jpg/>
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Old 07-21-2003, 02:21 PM   #10
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Wow!

A Teddy bear!

Do you have one with the fifth wheel in front of some of that scenery?
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Wow!
A Teddy bear!
Do you have one with the fifth wheel in front of some of that scenery?
Uh...yup!
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c519d33465Near_Muncho_Lake.JPG/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c51be3d0a8At_Tern_Lake.JPG/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c51da88b99At_Horsetail_Falls.JPG/>
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f1c51f246ce8Muddy_Scamp.JPG/>
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I didn't know Scamp made fifth wheels in brown (like your last photo!);)

Beautiful pictures.

Just beautiful.

Now we need a detailed trip report. Where you stayed, etc.
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Alaska trip?

Larry , wonder if you have any advice for those planning such a trip? Anything you would do differently , objects taken and not used or wish you had taken. Places well worth it and some you could have passed up? Planning the trip next year of about the same length of time and distance.:reyes
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Chilkoot Lake

Larry and Teddy,

Thank you for clearing up my confusion about the location of Chilkoot Lake. I was following your trip photos using my copy of the 2001 Milepost and got off track at Haines because the Milepost shows the Haines Highway ending at the ferry landing, when in fact it continues along Lutak Inlet for ten more miles. Following your lead, I looked it up in my DeLorme Alaska Atlas & Gazetteer and found the road to Chilkoot Lake and a state campground. The Alaska State Parks Internet site lists the campground as having 32 sites for small RV, toilets, picnic tables, and water. It happens to be one of the few Alaska State Parks facilities that went without a volunteer host this year and I was wondering why. Do you have any impressions of that campground or remember if there were many campers?

Craig Nold
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