Friday, January 9, 2015
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.
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.
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….