Friday, January 9, 2015

Alaska 2015

Map of 2015 Trip to Alaska

We planned on doing Alaska in 2014, but the RV Storage Fire destroyed that plan.  If you missed that, you can read about here:  Post One  |  Post Two   We were able to find a replacement motorhome, and we tested it out last year, made some improvements and had maintenance performed, and we still have one major repair to the slide out floor, and a few improvements which I have been working on, and it will be ready before we head out from California where we will be for a month or so due to my oldest son’s graduation from the University of California, Berkeley in May.

Alaska trip stops

Although the route will be adjustable depending upon the weather, there is not much one can do once you leave the Prince Rupert area in British Columbia.  We will either head out to to Dawson Creek and hit the Alaska Highway, or we will go up the Cassiar / Haines Highway along the west and meet up with the Alaska Highway at Haines Junction.  Plan is we will go up one way, and come down the other.  If we come back along the west route, we will have a chance to see bears feeding in Stewart / Hyder area if there is a late Salmon run and if we head back in August.  I do know that I want to enter Canada by June 1st, and exit Canada no later than the end of September.

Alaska Trip Miles

Estimated miles from Citrus Heights to Alaska and back to Citrus Heights, visiting the areas we plan to visit, is going to be around 8,000 miles.  This does not account for the 3,000 miles to California and 3,000 miles back.  Plan to head out around April 1st, no jokes please, and be back by mid-December.  Of course, plans are just plans….as we remember last year’s post about the motorhome fire, Man Plans, God Laughs.   Next post I will show off a major change I did in the motorhome pantry area….

14 comments:

  1. Looks like a fabulous trip. One we always wanted to do but probably can't. So we'll be looking forward to the posts. 14000 miles in 8.5 months is a lot of driving.

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    1. Yes, lots of driving for sure...we are just going to have to pace ourselves. I am sure some days will be lots of miles, and many days will be no miles.

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  2. Am so looking forward to following along! Sounds like a wonderful plan!

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    1. It is something I have wanted to do for many, many years...and Marcia caught the Alaska fever from me, that's for sure.

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    1. Gotta be better than the last one that got "canceled", that's for sure!

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  4. We spent almost 3 months in Alaska and went almost everywhere we could drive with our 5th wheel. It was the trip of a life time.

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    1. Yes, I have read about some of your trip, and plan to read the rest in the next month or so. We hope ours will be the "trip of a life time" too.

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  5. Dave, found you blog last year just after you posted your count down clock. Told the DW, "going to read every post as we are going in 2015". Shared your disappointment when the RV burned, but stuck with you as you traveled. We have, like you, picked our route and we have made a couple of reservations for the crowded tourist spots. Leaving from OKC so the route is different, will keep an eye out for you on the way, and continue to learn from your preparation.

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    1. Perhaps we will see you along he way or up there. Would be interested in knowing what you have already made reservations for...I know we are not going to do anything that "flies" or anything that requires a "ferry/boat" trip to any of the islands....with two dogs and Marcia's and my dislike of flying I think those two things are out.

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    2. Took too loong to get back to you, forgot to check comments. Only made rv reservations for busy places during our trip. Once we get on the road and closer we will use the 1/2 price book and make the reservations for the fun to do stuff. See you in Alaska! Richard

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  6. I think this will be a lovely trip! Enjoy! I'll look forward to reading about it. Blessings, Lynn

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    1. I had hoped to go up through the eastern route which would have put us in Lynn country if I am not mistaken...but Michael's graduation did not allow for it.

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    2. It would have been nice to have met you both! Oh well, one day it will happen! Blessings, Lynn

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