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Old 07-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #99
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JANEINTHEMTS: it's just the heading that says May; the blog goes into June on that page (scroll down). The next big update is coming next week.

We just stayed 2 nights in Chitina and now arrived in Valdez, where there seem to live no mosquitoes. We might just stay here all summer!
The number of mosquitoes varies greatly by the area.
We're staying at the Dayville road for a few nights, in front of the ocean: very nice.
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Have really been enjoying reading this thread and will begin to plan my own voyage on the ALCAN. Been to Alaska many times, but not via road. It's time!
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:58 AM   #101
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Good morning Borealis !
Would like to pick your brain of a bit of the 50 years of Alaskan knowledge it holds. What do you think the chances are of finding a spot open at a National forest campground on the Kenai Penn. the next few days ? We are at the Alaskan trails in Wasilla and plan on doing the Hatcher pass trip today. Should the Kenai be avoided the next few days due to the overflow 4Th holiday weekend crowds ?
Good evening, DANNYDIMITT!!
Sorry for this delayed response. You'll no doubt be somewhere towards the Kenai Peninsula by the time you get this message. Yes, the campgrounds will be crowded during this July 4th holiday. However, reserve your national forest campground early through Campgrounds and Camping Reservations - ReserveAmerica if you can plan ahead. If you can get a site at Williwaw campground near Portage, it's one of my favorite places because it's in close proximity to Prince William Sound (Whittier), and there are glaciers surrounding the campground. Skilak Lake, Quartz Creek, and Trail River are also all wonderful campgrounds as well. Happy July 4th!! ... we'll keep an eye out for you along the road. We're living in our Airstream for the rest of summer and traveling across Alaska. Hope to see you sometime!!
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Have really been enjoying reading this thread and will begin to plan my own voyage on the ALCAN. Been to Alaska many times, but not via road. It's time!

Hi BAB!!
YES! I hope you can make it happen to come North via the AlCan Highway!! You'll have a great adventure for certain!!
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JANEINTHEMTS: it's just the heading that says May; the blog goes into June on that page (scroll down). The next big update is coming next week.

We just stayed 2 nights in Chitina and now arrived in Valdez, where there seem to live no mosquitoes. We might just stay here all summer!
The number of mosquitoes varies greatly by the area.
We're staying at the Dayville road for a few nights, in front of the ocean: very nice.

Hello JORNVANGO ...
Glad to hear you've made it to Valdez and found no mosquitoes ... but only as long as there's a good stiff breeze. They will come out in good numbers when the wind dies down to a calm ... crossing my fingers for steady breezes for you!! We're headed for Valdez on Monday and hopefully see you along the way. Have a happy July 4th!!
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #104
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On our three trips on the highway since 2002, we have never heard anyone call it the Alcan. It's either just The Highway or the Alaska Highway. Alcan seems to have gone out of style a generation or more ago.

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Old 07-04-2013, 08:09 PM   #105
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On our three trips on the highway since 2002, we have never heard anyone call it the Alcan. It's either just The Highway or the Alaska Highway. Alcan seems to have gone out of style a generation or more ago.

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When we drove up here "Alaska" back in 1970 that was the name of the highway , called that by everyone , Canadians and Americans . One other strange thing is that somehow The Yukon is is simply called Yukon , instead of The Yukon .-----------Sgt Preston of Yukon simply is lame compared to
Sgt Preston of the Yukon !
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Were you going up to 'THE YUKON' to claim you land title????

(In 1955, the Quaker Oats company gave away land in the Klondike as part of the Klondike Big Inch Land Promotion which was tied in with the television show. Genuine deeds each to one square inch of a lot in Yukon Territory, issued by Klondike Big Inch Land Co. Inc., were inserted into Quaker's Puffed Wheat and Puffed Rice cereal boxes.[1])

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When we drove up here "Alaska" back in 1970 that was the name of the highway , called that by everyone , Canadians and Americans . One other strange thing is that somehow The Yukon is is simply called Yukon , instead of The Yukon .-----------Sgt Preston of Yukon simply is lame compared to
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I think "the Yukon" refers to the Yukon River and "Yukon" means the territory. Sounds a little funny for a while, but I have adjusted.

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'diet, where along the Copper River are you? If along the delta and Cordova, drive to the Child's Glacier—as close as you can get to a calving glacier and be on land. If in Chitina, go to McCarthy and then take the trip to Kennicott

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Thanks for the tip... We just got on line after 5 days without...

we spent the 4th in McCarthy... Now we're just chilling in Chitna... Heading to Valdez in a few days...
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We managed to find mosquitoes in Valdez but few and only in areas away from the ocean.
Now we're in the Eagle River campground in the Chugach state park (Anchorage). Next stop tomorrow is down into the Kenai peninsula for a few weeks.
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We are in Homer for a couple of days , not many bugs here even though we are up the hill from the ocean and surrounded by trees and flowers. At the end of the road now and one month to the day from our departure from Bastrop. Will be slowly headed homeward from Homer .
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From Homer there is a boat trip on the Danny J to Halibut Cove. You get around that little town by boardwalks. On the way there, you'll circle some rocks with a gazillion birds. A memorable part of our trips to Homer.

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We're staying at the Kenai Princess Lodge RV park in Cooper Landing; either through this weekend or until next Wednesday.

Very nice area, although the sunny weather (and low mosquito count) definitely helps!
We hiked to the Russian River Falls this afternoon and saw some salmon jumping. No bears unfortunately.

The below temperatures are in Celsius:

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