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#11 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 06:31 PM

I asked at the border the last two times I was driving through BC to Alaska about bear spray.

The border people said no problem as long as I didn't use it on humans.

 

I envy your trip.

Our last one there was in 2016 for 6 weeks.We use the Alaskan ferry system and driving.

 

Looking forward to pictures.

 

I have my 2009,2011,and 2016 Alaskan trips on my blog if you are interested.

 

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 09:11 PM

Frank, I looked at you 2016 trip, It looks awesome.

 All I could see was back to 2012 though.

 

Years ago I considered the ferry, I dreamed about getting off at each stop and catching the next. Then I figured out its not very realistic.

 

the more people reply the more excited I'm getting, I enjoy some of the "planning" as much as the trip.


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#13 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 09:31 PM

Frank, I looked at you 2016 trip, It looks awesome.

 All I could see was back to 2012 though.

 

Years ago I considered the ferry, I dreamed about getting off at each stop and catching the next. Then I figured out its not very realistic.

 

the more people reply the more excited I'm getting, I enjoy some of the "planning" as much as the trip.

Thanks for checking it out.

The trips are not listed by date of trip,just when I posted the trip.

If you go the last 2 in 2014 group you will find the other trips.

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Posted 02 November 2022 - 09:41 PM

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I enjoy some of the "planning" as much as the trip.

Come shape your plans where the fire is bright,

And the shimmering glasses are—

When the woods are white in the winter’s night,

Under the Northern Star.

 

And let us buy for the days of spring,

While yet the north winds blow!

For half the joy of the trip, my boy,

Is getting your traps to go.

 

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 01:52 PM

Frank I checked out the other 2

 

it motivates me to work on hings i need to get ready to go


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#16 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 07:01 PM

Planing our trips is a fun part of the trip.

For our Alaska trips we needed to plan several

things beside the ferry part.

 

If you intend to visit Denali NP and want to stay at Teklanika cg

you need to make reservations it's a minimum 3 night stay and

you can't drive the road from there.The pass is only good to drive in and out.

 

On our trips we made reservations for all our nights stays at the 3 campgrounds

available to "truck" camp.

 

Most of the other camp spots we just drove up and camped.

 

If you are going to Homer there is a very nice/clean/convenient RV park just as you 

enter the "town". We made a reservation there as well. I think the only other place to

spend some nights is the crowded place out on the strand.Don't recommend that one.

 

At the end of the TWH at the Yukon river across from Dawson City there is a nice campground

and a free ferry across the river.

 

Hope some of this info gives you some ideas.

Good planing.

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Posted 21 November 2022 - 10:26 PM

I think I have found an interesting route across Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.

 

The Northern Woods and Water Route, this is a link to the online brochure

 

https://nwwr.ca/3d-f...-highway-guide/

 

There would be quite a few detours as I see something interesting


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Posted 22 November 2022 - 12:51 AM

That’s a good find! Can you drive the whole way, or do you have to ferry at some point?
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Posted 22 November 2022 - 02:00 PM

I didn't see any mention of ferry's.

 

I will dig deeper when I have time and after i order some good Canadian maps.

 

I'm looking at the Mapart fastrak maps for each province and the Mapart Canada atlas

maybe the Backroad mapbooks too

 

I'm a map junkie, I like having a big paper map spread out to "plan" with


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Posted 22 November 2022 - 03:13 PM

Perhaps Vic can recommend a good Parks Canada red chairs map.

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