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2017 “Back to Alaska” Trip

Our  2015 Alaskan visit was cut short after we visited Valdez and Tok. We missed camping in Denali and touring the Kenai Penninsula so Charlie and I decided to go back to Alaska while the going is good! And we now have a better idea of what to expect along the AlCan.

We have purchased new tires for both the Winnebago and the Jeep Wrangler, have changed the oil in both vehicles, and done whatever maintenance needed to be done.  Charlie has agreed to share the driving with me, and I have practiced driving the Winnebago around town, just to get a feel for how a vehicle a foot wider than my Jeep handles on turns and on the highway.

Our bicycles are packed, our refrigerator has been started, clothes have found their way to the camper, and the count down has begun. We are getting ready to ramble!

We plan to visit some of our favorite places on our way North: Teddy Roosevelt NP, Glacier NP, Banff, Jasper and Yoho NPs, and visit some new-to-us Provincial Parks that we missed the last time around. In addition, we will take a left turn at Haines Junction and spend a few days on the ocean in Haines, then spend a few days at Kluane National Park, and visit Liard Hot Springs. I am hoping the road is in better shape than it was in 2015. We are a bit later in the season, so more of the repair work should be done.

This may well be our last trek to Alaska, so we are intent on getting it right this time!