Hmmm . . . . guess it's time I took another trip to Alaska - my last trip on the Alcan was over 35 years ago - so from the posts, I can see it would be a brand new trip!!
It is much different than when I was on it first in '66.
It is almost embarrassing the way publications still want to market it though.,
"Toyota [b]takes on
the ALCAN" (2007)
"Motorhoming the ALCAN Where [b]Survival
is the Issue" (2006)
It is next to impossible to let go of the "scary adventure into the wilderness" myth.
The same thing with Milepost... "its simply a must have book". I left mine under the seat for the entire trip last time. It is totally unnecessary... go online to milebymile.com... no advertising!!!
Get "Alaska Camping" by the teri and mike church
The ALCAN is just a long long way and gas stations are spaced about 50 miles apart and are not open 24 hours.
Besides it is boring as heck because the ALCAN avoids almost all mountain ranges and lakes.
Just plan it out.
If you want to see what the ALCAN road was like 25 years ago or so take the Cassiar route instead and get the most beautiful scenery in BC: Bell II, Stewart, Iskut, Dease Lake, glaciers. Most of it is paved fair to poorly (chip seal) with some unpaved gravel (surprisingly smooth). Shorter on distance longer in driving time. Gosh dang beautiful!
Besides, BC seems to be the step child of going to Alaska and to me it is the jewel.
Another thing... there is a lot of beetle kill in BC now.. dead forests. Most of it inland.. the Cassier is wetter and not as bad.
OK.. off my soap box