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Old 06-29-2011, 03:43 PM   #15
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I'll respond to this. In 2006 the road was great until the Yukon. So Yes, you can make very good time through British Columbia. But, you've got to slow down through the Yukon that's where there are lots of frost heaves. In '06 the road was hard packed gravel/roadbase just north of Kluane Lake for about 200 to 300 miles, nearly to the Alaska border. I would doubt it's any different today.

The following is what the highway was most of British Columbia, narrowing in the northern portion. My recollection is that it remained good all the way to Whitehorse, Yukon.
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Old 06-29-2011, 07:17 PM   #16
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We stay at Cottonwood Campground on Klaune Lake (some 42 miles long).

Panoramio - Photo of Mum and Cubs at Cottonwood Park, Kluane Lake, Yukon


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Old 06-29-2011, 09:30 PM   #17
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Road condition

The Alaska highway is advertised as being paved and I'm sure that it has been paved, but there is constant repair due to the harsh weather conditions of winter. There were many miles of gravel and there were many heaves, potholes, bumps. I have no idea what MPH we averaged. Our maximum speed is 55 MPH which is what we think is a safe speed for towing our 16 foot Scamp. Even at that "slow" pace, we did pass a few people.

Today we are in Denali National Park campground. We obtained a site for two nights when we arrived yesterday. They were totally full last night so we stayed at a nearby private campground, but will be in the park tonight and tonorrow night. Tomorrow we will take an 11 hour round trip bus ride to Wonder Lake in Denali.
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Old 07-16-2011, 06:15 PM   #18
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Welcome to Alaska! I noticed no new updates here, but did see your current activity at your blog site. Sounds like you're enjoying your stay so far.

Also noticed your recent sale ad here (and older ads) for your Scamp. If your asking price is reasonable here, there is -no- reason at all you should not be able to sell it here before you leave. Generally, FGRVs are expensive and/or hard to come by here (I actually went all the way to Ohio to get my Burro) and they tend to sell quickly if in fair shape at a good price.

Since you plan to be in the Anchorage area for a little while there are lots of great trails for running/hiking. If the weather turns inclement be sure to check out the sports dome (welcome to the Alaska Dome) - you can run indoors year round...

There are a few of us on this site from AK, feel free to ask any questions. Enjoy the rest of your trip!


edit: I did see your ad on Craigslist locally from July 9 at asking price of $15,000. Be sure to renew/refresh the ad when you get into town. Also if having trouble still with the pictures I can help with that if you want. Pictures do make the difference sometimes.
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Old 07-16-2011, 07:26 PM   #19
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Awesome photo, Norm.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #20
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anyone have Becky's facebook page. she said more photos are on there. Thanks.

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