We are finally on schedule to head out come May 9th, 2014. With house sold, in three days no less, we figured that was another good sign for our trip. DW is retiring May 1st, with that said, all we have to do is be back in Georgis before the first snow fall in the north: Been getting everything ready from my good coach down in Merritt, Island Florida. Gen Set came this week, that means we are ready for Denali...
for work purposes, I can tell you that I have no plans to ever take my 5er up it. Much of the road is intentionally not paved - it is maintained by scraping/bladiing and putting down a mixture of stone/clay/calcium. When it gets wet (it's always wet), it sprays onto your vehicle and becomes rock hard. Some companies require employees to wear safety glasses while driving because of stones hitting the windshield.
It is absolutely beautiful country, but desolate. Unless you're with the pipeline, you will have limited access to services. And the services you will have access to can be somewhat primitive.
If I did go (and I would like the wife to see Atigun Pass), I'd consider 'scouting' ahead in the TV for the next place to park before towing the 5er - there aren't many places to just 'pull-over' and enjoy the view.[/QUOTE]