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Old 11-11-2017, 02:39 PM   #61
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If you mean 2 weeks from the time you arrive in AK then I would say yes but you certainly will have to plan carefully to fit in what you are wanting to see/do. We have made a couple of one-way trips with our motorhome starting from southern california on one and Portland, OR on the other. We had a full three weeks each trip and always felt a bit rushed.
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Old 11-11-2017, 09:49 PM   #62
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We are definitely interested. What dates are you looking at?
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:40 AM   #63
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We'll be heading that way as well after we pick up our new Escape 21 in June. A family event in Fairbanks will occupy most of our time (3 birthdays, a family reunion and a wedding, all around July 4th), so little opportunity to coordinate travel with others. However, info posted in this thread is of great interest to us.

I lived and worked there in '76 and have been up several times since, so this will be a fun trip back. If you are going, plan at least 2 weeks (mid June thru July are best for weather) as Ak is a BIG state and you'll need to do some traveling to see parts of it. If you can, plan to take a train ride as you'll see parts of the country that would be difficult to access otherwise. Also, if there is a budget for it, do some of the Inside Passage (as we did in '76). If you catch good weather, the trip could be a great lifetime experience.

Hope to see others along the way.
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Old 11-12-2017, 11:11 AM   #64
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We have been planning on going up to Alaska after the Escape Rally. Our current plans are to leave Osoyoos on Sunday May 27. We will be following the posts to see how we can do some coordination with other folks.
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:27 AM   #65
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We are definitely interested. What dates are you looking at?
They told me group rate has to be 10+ RV's... I don't think we're gonna get that many folks :
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Old 11-13-2017, 12:43 AM   #66
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You guys are hitting on a favorite topic of mine. I have been laid pretty flat this weekend with a cold ... brain won't work. Want to add my 1 cent worth ....

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:15 PM   #67
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Funny, but we are picking up our 5.0 in late June and planning a trip into Canada. We love to join you for a while if it works out.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:52 PM   #68
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Booked a changeable week at end of June in Denali.. will adjust and plan from there.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:23 PM   #69
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Thanks for sharing the log. Very interesting and informative. I am curious - did you research and make reservations at all of those campgrounds or did you just have a list of possible campgrounds in the vicinity of where you thought you would be each day? In other words, is is possible to just "wing it" and have some confidence of finding a place to stay or is it essential to plan carefully with advance reservations? We are in a perfect starting locations for points north with Alaska, BC, Yukon and NWT in our plans once we have our trailer.
Sorry for taking so long to follow up - The only reservations we made before starting the trip was for the Teklanika Campground in Denali National Park. Glad we did - it was fully reserved when we got there.

As to the rest, we often called a campground we expected to reach by the end of the day during the morning (if we had cell coverage) to check for space. We made a few reservations, but most of them said they had plenty of room, just stop in. We only got turned away at one campground (they had 2 caravans arrive) and they checked with another near by campground for space, which they had.

I do have to say I'm the type that doesn't do reservations except for rallies & some holiday weekends. I prefer to be able to spend extra days (or fewer) at locations along the way so reservations would drive me nuts!
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:46 PM   #70
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Sorry for taking so long to follow up - The only reservations we made before starting the trip was for the Teklanika Campground in Denali National Park. Glad we did - it was fully reserved when we got there.

As to the rest, we often called a campground we expected to reach by the end of the day during the morning (if we had cell coverage) to check for space. We made a few reservations, but most of them said they had plenty of room, just stop in. We only got turned away at one campground (they had 2 caravans arrive) and they checked with another near by campground for space, which they had.

I do have to say I'm the type that doesn't do reservations except for rallies & some holiday weekends. I prefer to be able to spend extra days (or fewer) at locations along the way so reservations would drive me nuts!
Thanks that is good to hear. We also prefer to wander and explore without a set schedule or reservations.
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