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Old 03-28-2019, 09:18 AM   #11
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Yup! head out in late June and head back in late August----I waited until early September and the first big rain followed by the first snow on the Alcan Hwy. I can still see the Greyhound bus sliding down the hill in my direction, wheels not turning.. I also remember looking up at the passengers as they looked down on me while they slid by. That was 50 years ago---doubt much has changed!
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first time I went up the Alcan was winter in 82, and was a real adventure - the next time was in the winter of 2001 and was a piece of cake in comparison - all paved and well maintained
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:41 AM   #12
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Thumbs up You won't regret it!.. and may not come back...

One trip to Alaska is all it takes... that is how most people end up living here.

The highway is not the jeep track it used to be.. I drove my (pre-conversion) shorty up here from California.. 1971 LoadStar... FUN trip... no problems in August..

I have also driven from Kansas up pulling a trailer and five dogs in the truck... I would do it again.

Second on the advice for: Get a "milepost"... and try the first trip in summer.
Don't miss the HOT SPRINGS along the way...
My next trip down the highway (post conversion) is planned for fall time...

You won't regret it... and might just like it enough to stay!!
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Old 03-28-2019, 11:49 AM   #13
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Old 03-28-2019, 01:50 PM   #14
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Alaska seems like an awesome place to spend the summer but damn I'm allergic to snow!
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Old 03-28-2019, 02:17 PM   #15
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Alaska seems like an awesome place to spend the summer but damn I'm allergic to snow!
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Old 03-29-2019, 12:03 AM   #16
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Alaska sure is beautiful county, at least from what I remember from my childhood. I would recommend a summer trip to ANYONE!
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