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Old 11-30-2015, 11:54 PM   #11
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I made the trip in summer of 2011 and loved it. I think you can boondock about as much as you want to up there. Look for a place to camp after every river or stream crossing, there is always some place that people have camped there. Also many big turnouts in the road to camp, the state troopers won't bother you for camping there like some places in the lower 48. Two years ago I went from the west coast to the east coast and never payed to camp, in 11,000 miles. Granted east of the Mississippi it is mostly down to Wal-marts, but hey it's free.
Another tip about Alaska is that many of the gas stations will let you dump your tanks and fill with water for free if you fill your fuel tank at their station.
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:26 PM   #12
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Is Denali everyone's destination, or going as far north as possible? Any boon docking involved or campgrounds the whole time?
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I believe the DH is hoping to do a lot of boondocking. We've not done that before so it's "all part of the adventure" but a little daunting to my mind. And he hasn't studied the map/route so there is no plan for the plan. We aren't doing the US national parks along the way, but our Canadian friends have urged us to stop and see their parks along the way. We want to meet up with a couple of dive buddies in Grand Prairie, so I think that's mid-June. My 2016 Milepost is being shipped as we speak!
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Old 03-12-2016, 01:40 PM   #13
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When is the best time in the Spring to cross the border into B.C. heading for Alaska, to be assured snowstorms are over?
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:51 PM   #14
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I plan on driving the Dalton Highway but not with camper. We plan to boondock some but mostly campgrounds.


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Old 03-12-2016, 10:54 PM   #15
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By mid-May, you have past the snow season.

I do not recommend dragging up a trailer up the Dalton, or driving a MH up there. It is a long drive from Fairbanks, and the last stop for any commercial services is Cold Foot. I worked on the Dalton for 5 years from 2006 to 2011. You are pretty much on your own if something goes wrong.





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Old 03-13-2016, 12:30 PM   #16
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We made the trip last year crossing into Canada from Montana about June 4th to be hopefully one week ahead of the caravans. The Milepost guide is a must! Wonderful trip! Crossed back near Bellingham, WA. Take your time----much to see and enjoy. Don't worry about your windshield ---roads are well paved despite frequent road repair/construction.


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Old 03-13-2016, 08:49 PM   #17
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The DW and I want to go next year and we are open to both the start and return. We are looking at information that Alaska sent us.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:59 PM   #18
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Anyone Planning a trip to Alaska next year? Or has anyone recently completed one? We are wanting to head that way next March or April,leaving from OKC with a open ended return. Just depends on the Oil Industry, whether it is still depressed or picking back up! I'm sure if I head out the diesel prices will probably sky rocket meaning I need to go back to work!

There is a conversation in the On the road travel section of the forum about a group going to Alaska. Sounds like it will be a good trip


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Old 03-16-2016, 09:39 PM   #19
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I wouldn't recommend the Dalton Hwy eather. I grew up in anchorage and worked on the North Slope 23 yrs. that haul road is not for public and all the silly reality shows are just that. Beware ! My wife and I went back to AK last summer for 3 week vacation and we flew to Anch and rented Moho and had a blast. We talked to a lot of lower 48 rv folks who drove up and they said Al-Can was the worst it's ever been. It is a hard trip on your equipment and I would really think it threw about driving up. Not trying to be a stick in mud but I've drove it twice in pick up and it beat the heck out of it. Most Alaskans ship rv' s in and out they know the Al-Can. Just food for thought
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I wouldn't recommend the Dalton Hwy eather. I grew up in anchorage and worked on the North Slope 23 yrs. that haul road is not for public and all the silly reality shows are just that. Beware ! My wife and I went back to AK last summer for 3 week vacation and we flew to Anch and rented Moho and had a blast. We talked to a lot of lower 48 rv folks who drove up and they said Al-Can was the worst it's ever been. It is a hard trip on your equipment and I would really think it threw about driving up. Not trying to be a stick in mud but I've drove it twice in pick up and it beat the heck out of it. Most Alaskans ship rv' s in and out they know the Al-Can. Just food for thought
JJ - who did you work for on the NS? I worked for APSC before deciding to find warmer year-round weather and a place that did not have "termination dust" or a "spring thaw". I lived in Eagle River and traveled the line every summer for our calibration run to all the pump stations. I loved Valdez in the summer. Atigun Pass was fun in the winter! Prudhoe Bay was brutal in the winters...
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