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Old 06-16-2016, 07:21 PM   #1
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Come this August we are headed for Anchorage Alaska from upstate New York.. Plan on spending 2 months on road. Pulling a 17 ft Avenger with a 2016 Silverado 1/2 ton 6.2. Triple A advises entering Canada from North Dakota. Looking for any info on trip that will help & cut down on the surprises.

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Old 06-16-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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Most if of not all campgrounds along the ALCAN will start shutting down mid September so plan for that. Get a copy of Milepost it will provide as a good guide on what to see. Going into Canada is not a problem in ND, just follow the rules posted on the Canada web site for details on what you can not take in to Canada. Have a good trip.

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Old 06-17-2016, 01:24 PM   #3
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I am interested in how your later summer trip goes. Next year we are planning an August drive to Alaska and staying a month then touring western national parks in September. Seems that most people go up in May or early summer. I have heard the roads are better in late summer, there are less tourists, and there are less mosquitos.
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Old 06-17-2016, 02:09 PM   #4
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We made this trip 4 years ago, Loved it.

We kept a day to day blog, that you might be interested in reading:

Getting everything packed and ready to hit the road. | Alaska

AND, I wrote a short article describing "Not your fathers Alaska Highway."

Not your Father’s Alaska Highway | Alaska
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