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The Haul Road

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The Dalton is supposed to be a really big deal. One of the most remote stretches of road in the U.S. At the end is just an oil field work site and the Arctic Ocean. It’s the farthest north you…
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Leaving Fairbanks

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We had a great time with the Adv-0-DnA crew. We swapped stories and beers, traded off some kid duties, and Jason did some sort of work on their Airstream. But, alas it was time to part ways. Our plan was…
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Midnight Sun

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So here we were in Fairbanks for the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. I had really been looking forward to this. But for weeks the sun has still been up when we went to bed, and up…
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North Pole to Fairbanks

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Eventually, the smoke caught up with us and we kept rolling north. All the way to the North Pole. Well, the town with that name, anyway. Years ago, someone bought this town and re-named it North Pole in an attempt…
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Birch Lake

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We had the bright idea of driving north until we were out of the smoke. We made it up to Birch Lake and the skies looked clear. It was another hot day and a clear lake for swimming, so we…
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Borders and Moon Lake

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Border day – back into the U.S. There was quite a bit of technology at the Alaskan border, but the agent just swiped our passports and said hello. Pretty simple.     This part of Alaska is pretty swampy, so the mosquito…
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Haines Highway

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From Haines, you must cross into British Columbia and The Yukon in order to reach mainland Alaska by road. It’s a scenic drive. But, the scenery sure was nice. As was the wildlife performances. We finally got some poutine. It’s…
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Up to Haines

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Another day, another ferry ride. Juneau is not connected by road to any other part of Alaska. It is the capitol of Alaska, but only accessible by boat or plane. There have been multiple plans over the years to connect…
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Juneau How It Is

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About a mile from the ferry terminal was a $10 forest service camp site right on Auke Bay. The catch was that it cost an additional $10 to ‘reserve’ the space – even when standing there with plenty of sites…
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Ferry Up

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Our plan to take the AlCan Highway had been changed to take the Cassier Highway. But, when we got to our friends’ house in Kitimat and did a little research, we changed it again. There was a ferry available the…
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Alaska at last

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 Our trek through Canada has taken us through Alberta, British Columbia and the Yukon, all vast open spaces. Taking the eastern access highway,  2 days riding from Edmonton saw us reach the official start of the Alaska Highway at…
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Summertime Wrap Up

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I’ve been going through my photos from Yukon and Alaska, the two places I spent most of this summer in, and I’m still amazed by all the beautiful sights I saw. It’s hard to pick favorites out of all the…
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Fixes and upgrades. 1.

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Factory Roof Rack fail. It was about six the morning of the third night in our roof top tent when we heard the first loud pop, which was followed about 15 minutes later by second loud pop but this time…
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The Journey North

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The time had finally come to drive the Dalton Highway up to Deadhorse to officially ‘start’ our journey. While we had been camping in Fairbanks, we had met a couple from Texas who had just completed the drive themselves. They…
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It’s in the pipeline

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Since we were taking so long to get to the official ‘start’ of our journey in Deadhorse, Alaska, it made sense to delay a bit longer. The starting point of our trip South is also the starting point for the…
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Kennecott

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We ended up in Kennecott because a lady in Homer mentioned it to us once, she said we’d probably like Kennecott and McCarthy, but didn’t really elaborate too much. We weren’t really sure why we were going there:It was…

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