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Old 12-06-2016, 06:07 PM
 
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We drove & camped up the Alcan, it was part of the adventure...one of our stops was at Liard Hot Springs in BC, a beautiful place. The Yukon was stunning, In Alaska, we camped on the Kenai Peninsula, took the Turnagain Arms Drive, took a boat out to see glaciers calving (can't remember where this was), hiked on a glacier (can't remember which one, not the Mendenhall, although went there also) drove the Richardson Hwy, stayed at Denali (tour bus out to see wildlife was awesome, but "campground hosts" were asses), rented a state-owned cabin during summer solstice near Chena Hot Springs, spent a day at Chena Hot Springs, took the Alaska State Ferry from Haines to Prince Rupert (I think)...that gave you same scenery as a cruise doing Inside Passage, but cheaper. We got off at every stop, like Sitka, to walk our dog. Along the trip we saw black bears & grizzlies & their cubs, saw them pulling salmon from the river, saw Bighorn sheep, Dahl (?) sheep, plenty of bald eagles & moose, couple of wolves. It was a memorable trip...our daughter still talks about it, although she is now an adult.

Do it! We started out in early June & avoided lots of tourists who weren't even heading north yet. Less mosquitoes, too.

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Old 12-06-2016, 07:23 PM
 
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Are the old Russian villagers still selling their home grown food?
You mean the community east of Homer/ i can't remember what it's called. I don't live in that area, so I don't know if they're still selling homegrown food.
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Old 12-09-2016, 06:55 AM
 
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We drove & camped up the Alcan, it was part of the adventure...one of our stops was at Liard Hot Springs in BC, a beautiful place. The Yukon was stunning, In Alaska, we camped on the Kenai Peninsula, took the Turnagain Arms Drive, took a boat out to see glaciers calving (can't remember where this was), hiked on a glacier (can't remember which one, not the Mendenhall, although went there also) drove the Richardson Hwy, stayed at Denali (tour bus out to see wildlife was awesome, but "campground hosts" were asses), rented a state-owned cabin during summer solstice near Chena Hot Springs, spent a day at Chena Hot Springs, took the Alaska State Ferry from Haines to Prince Rupert (I think)...that gave you same scenery as a cruise doing Inside Passage, but cheaper. We got off at every stop, like Sitka, to walk our dog. Along the trip we saw black bears & grizzlies & their cubs, saw them pulling salmon from the river, saw Bighorn sheep, Dahl (?) sheep, plenty of bald eagles & moose, couple of wolves. It was a memorable trip...our daughter still talks about it, although she is now an adult.

Do it! We started out in early June & avoided lots of tourists who weren't even heading north yet. Less mosquitoes, too.
Driving the alcan there and back will not leave them with much alaska time if they only have 10 days. Read the ops first post.
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Old 02-03-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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We drove & camped up the Alcan, it was part of the adventure...one of our stops was at Liard Hot Springs in BC, a beautiful place. The Yukon was stunning, In Alaska, we camped on the Kenai Peninsula, took the Turnagain Arms Drive, took a boat out to see glaciers calving (can't remember where this was), hiked on a glacier (can't remember which one, not the Mendenhall, although went there also) drove the Richardson Hwy, stayed at Denali (tour bus out to see wildlife was awesome, but "campground hosts" were asses), rented a state-owned cabin during summer solstice near Chena Hot Springs, spent a day at Chena Hot Springs, took the Alaska State Ferry from Haines to Prince Rupert (I think)...that gave you same scenery as a cruise doing Inside Passage, but cheaper. We got off at every stop, like Sitka, to walk our dog. Along the trip we saw black bears & grizzlies & their cubs, saw them pulling salmon from the river, saw Bighorn sheep, Dahl (?) sheep, plenty of bald eagles & moose, couple of wolves. It was a memorable trip...our daughter still talks about it, although she is now an adult.

Do it! We started out in early June & avoided lots of tourists who weren't even heading north yet. Less mosquitoes, too.
Interesting. We are talking about doing the exact same trip in a few years. Not sure which way we will do the trip, though - through BC first or at the end...how long did you take? And do we need an SUV type vehicle? We have a Prius, which rides really low to the ground - will that be okay for the Alcan and probably the Top of the World routes?
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