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Old 11-25-2015, 08:31 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 11-25-2015, 09:50 PM   #2
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Come on up.
March and April are still snow months up here.
Best advice is to by a Alaska Milepost Book.
Also the Alaska State Ferries are going thru some changes due to budget cuts. If you are planning to go or return via the Inside Passage get your reservation in as soon as possible. The schedule only goes to May currently.
Sorry we won't be here as we are heading South at that time.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:06 PM   #3
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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!
DH and I are planning to make the trip, departing Colorado late May to early June, open-ended on return, tho we'd like to make the FROG Rally in mid-August in Indiana. We are not taking the Inside Passage. We will use the next few months to do more in-depth planning with maps and sights we don't want to miss. We hope our senior citizen golden retriever (14 y.o.) is able to make the trip.

We'll be checking back on the forum too.
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Old 11-26-2015, 06:41 AM   #4
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We are planning a trip in middle of June, open ended. We plan to be in Yellowstone the first of June and leave from Glacier National Park around the 15 of June. DW retires on February 29 and we plan to just take short trips until May and the plan is no plan. We plan to drive no more than 300 miles a day, drive one day and camp 3 days or more. That's the way our plan is for the Alaska trip, drive one day and camp for at least 3 days


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Old 11-26-2015, 07:10 AM   #5
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We are planning a trip in middle of June, open ended. We plan to be in Yellowstone the first of June and leave from Glacier National Park around the 15 of June. DW retires on February 29 and we plan to just take short trips until May and the plan is no plan. We plan to drive no more than 300 miles a day, drive one day and camp 3 days or more. That's the way our plan is for the Alaska trip, drive one day and camp for at least 3 days


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Sounds like a plan. Note: we were at Glacier a few year ago and the road to the sun opened the day before we got there on June 25.

Even if it is closed you will be able to travel about 1/2 of it ?? I'll attach a picture of the road at the top that year. If by chance you are there shortly after they open the road it is awesome. I think that was 2013. !! Click image for larger version

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Old 11-26-2015, 08:06 AM   #6
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Thanks a lot, I love snow


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Old 11-26-2015, 09:15 AM   #7
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We spent 3 months touring Alaska a few years ago. Best trip of our life, just be sure your insurance is paid up as your going to need a new windshield when your done!
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Old 11-26-2015, 10:52 AM   #8
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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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Old 11-26-2015, 01:37 PM   #9
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I highly recommend going to Talkeetna and taking a flight up to Denali and landing right on a glacier. It is spectacular and scenic, a breathtaking trip of a lifetime! And K2 does it multiple times per day so they really know what they are doing and are very safety conscious. (Sorry I don't know RV sites there . . . yet!

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Many years ago, I flew to Anchorage and spent 10 days driving all around in a rented campervan. Never once paid to camp, usually stealth camped. Would like to go again in my new motorhome and recently thought of driving up and taking the ferry back, but the ferry cost is outrageous for a long unit, several times more than gas to drive back, and they won't let you stay in it. Gone With the Wynns recently did an Alaska trip with many videos posted on Youtube.
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