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adelmoll
05-28-2006, 04:01 PM
We spent our first day on the Alaska Highway today. We left Dawson Creek and Mile Post 0 at 8:00 this morning. We are spending the next three days in Fort Nelson. Outside of deer the only animals we saw today was a man walking his dog.:(

Tomorrow we will check out the Northwest territory. That will really fill in a big space on our map;). Later

Helen

jrgwdenner
05-28-2006, 04:56 PM
We spent two nights at Fort Nelson, Helen. Don't know what we did there. Some of the scenery immediately ahead of you isn't as awesome as the rest of BC and Alaska, as I recall. Watson Lake is coming up. Get your sign ready for the sign forrest!

adelmoll
05-30-2006, 04:57 AM
Yesterday we drove up to the Northwest Teritories. Now that is really NORTH. We left the Tana in Fort Nelson and glad we did. The truck is filthy.

We saw one moose, two Bison, six bears and took some great pictures. It was really fun.

Helen

rvfirefighter
05-30-2006, 07:39 AM
adelmoll, blaze a trail for me, I am leaving next sunday if nothing comes up to prevent us from leaving. We have a distance to cover first, we are leaving from north Georgia. Let me know anything that might enlighten us.
Thanks, David

adelmoll
05-30-2006, 10:34 AM
Will do David. I will keep my blog updated and also post at this topic as much as possible. Bill said "Bring Money" Fuel is running us about $100 per day if we travel our usual 300 miles.

FHU camp grounds with wifi have been running us abour $22-25 a day (Canadian dollars). We find that much cheaper than the states. They are not resorts though. Just nice clean parks. We have not had any problems fitting the Monty. Come on up. You're gonna LOVE it.

Helen

rvfirefighter
05-31-2006, 03:03 AM
Pictures are great, I am getting ready and excited more looking at your website. I have a few more things to do and I will be ready. Stay in touch, and have fun.

adelmoll
06-02-2006, 11:36 AM
Judy, be sure to read my blog for June 1st. I should have the pictures posted later tonight. You won't believe it until you see the pictures.

Helen

jrgwdenner
06-02-2006, 12:02 PM
Awesome, Helen and Bill! That makes us famous, doesn't it? Now you know for sure that we were there. Great pictures of the sheep, by the way. Muncho Lake was one of the most beautiful spots on the drive and the most expensive. We know just where you were from your descriptions. Love your WiFi connection....whatever works! Whitehorse will seem very civilized compared to where you've been. Check out the parking lot at Walmart. It looks like a campground. The museum is also fun. So glad that you're having such a great time. Travel safe. Watch out for bears! The black she-bears are the most dangerous, especially when they have cubs.

CountryGuy
06-02-2006, 12:45 PM
Judy, Helen! that is VERY COOL!!!

rvfirefighter
06-02-2006, 01:40 PM
I am leaving tomorrow, I am ready to hit the road. I can't prepare any more. Alaska here I come, ready or not!!!!!

Searchers
06-02-2006, 03:48 PM
Bill & Helen, we're enjoying your photos and trip log. They bring back memories of our trips along that route in 1998.

Thanks for package you sent to the rally with Dick & Toni. At least you were here in spirits! ;)

adelmoll
06-02-2006, 03:59 PM
Our pleasure. You're right. We were with you in spirits. And our heart.

Helen

jrgwdenner
06-02-2006, 05:10 PM
David and Brenda, keep us posted.

Helen and Bill, you're doing a great job with your blog!

adelmoll
06-03-2006, 06:01 AM
Thanks Judy, Sometimes it can be a real challange. Today we are on to Whitehorse.

Helen

timandsusan
06-03-2006, 10:06 AM
Bill and Helen,---We are planning our Alaska trip from San Antonio for Summer 2007---same 3475 with F-350 as you have--all 2006 versions. We are rookies and will be following your travel log. Everything looks exciting!

rvfirefighter
06-04-2006, 12:59 PM
Hi guys, we are well on our way. We spent the night in Missouri at Aztar Casino RV Park. We had to see how our luck was running. We did good. We won some money,, they comp. our dinner and our night in the park. This is the way to travel!!!
We are now in Arkansas near the White River. Corp. of Engineer park on the Bull Shoals Lake. Very nice park. We plan on coming back to do some fishing, but we will leave tommorrow heading for Denver, then on to Montana.

adelmoll
06-04-2006, 01:29 PM
I hear the casino in Dawson City is awesome. Diamond Tooth Gerties Gambling Hall has something for everyone including three different shows nightly. We will head up there after our mail catches up to us. I'll let you know how we do.

Helen

rvfirefighter
06-06-2006, 02:38 AM
Good Morning All, we spent the night in Kansas City Mo. We stopped in Springfield at the Bass Pro Complex yesterday, and I mean complexx!!! We have Bass Pro around Atlanta, but this is the GRANDADDY store. I found alot of stuff I needed, but Brenda did not understand why.
We had a pretty intense rain, lightning, wind storm for about 1 hour last night. Pretty awesome light show. But we are moving on today toward Denver and parts north, we have never visited the area around Estes Park. Interstate 70 west today, that is the plan.

adelmoll
06-06-2006, 02:03 PM
Estes is a beautiful area. Try to take your time and see it all. Rocky Mountain National Park should not be missed. It is awesome.

Helen

rvfirefighter
06-06-2006, 03:48 PM
We are in Colorado. We pulled across Kansas today, we saw farm,after farm,after farm,after farm,after farm. Do you get the picture. Pretty countryside but that's it for me.
We are definitely going to Rocky Mountain Park. We are thinking of staying a Boyd Lake State Park, can anyone give me some info on this park?
We are getting into the part of the country that I love, I am getting excited.

adelmoll
06-06-2006, 04:01 PM
We stayed in Estees park at the KOA Drove into RMNP. Don't know anything about Boyd Lake SP. Sorry

Helen

Chaser
06-06-2006, 08:01 PM
Helen, the Blog is so much fun to read - Thanks for doing that - through your pictures and text, those of us who can't get up there (to Alaska), just yet are thoroughly enjoying your trip.

And King was the dog's name (and wasn't the Sargeant ever so dashing?????????) I remember a few other shows from that era, but won't go there - ha ha...

God Speed, safe travel - will be interested to know the total fuel bill - or not......amazing that we have to endure to begin with...

See you on the highways

Chaser,
Mike & Evy Orlob
Central Oregon
3400RL - 2006
Dodge Ram 3500-2004

Happy Trails

adelmoll
06-07-2006, 01:29 PM
Thanks, I am having a ball doing it. It is really fun to take pictures of people and then ask them if it is o.k. to put it on the internet. They just love it and of course I give them our card. It has our website, the MOC website, and Escapees. Fun

Helen

rvfirefighter
06-08-2006, 03:09 AM
We toured R.M.N.P. yesterday, awesome park. The scenery is as good as it gets. The drive up to Estes is also beautiful.

We should have stayed up in Estes but was unsure of the pull up the mountain, it would not have been that bad. We are in Boyd Lake, Col. State Park, they quote a rate of $17 a night, but they fail to tell you of a $6 per day charge to get into the park. The campground is too small for a 3670RL, I wish we had stayed somewhere else, but we are leaving tomorrow. I guess you learn by experience.
Right now I wish I had a smaller unit, I would have stayed in the N.P. for a couple of nights, the temps. are a lot cooler.

adelmoll
06-08-2006, 05:05 PM
Wow, did we have a fantastic day today. It will take me quite awhile to put it on my blog but don't miss it. From the Yukon to British Columbia, to Alaska and back. I took 240 pictures. Hope the internet has some speed tonight.

Helen

adelmoll
06-10-2006, 03:02 PM
We are stranded in Whitehorse, YT waiting for our mail to catch up with us. Can't think of a nicer place to be stranded. 80 degrees today with a nice breeze to keep the mosquitoes away.

Helen

capn chris
06-11-2006, 05:44 AM
Saw that you are headed to Dawson City. That'll, be quite a contrast to Whitehorse...one paved street and miles of rock piles from mining days. Cute place. If you're thinking of going over to Chicken from there (Top of the World Hwy) be real careful and slow going down! We did not do it and most we talked to said they wouldn't do it again. Going up in YT is OK but the gravel road in AK going down is steep, rough, and narrow. Heard Chicken is a hoot, however.

adelmoll
06-11-2006, 06:17 AM
Thanks Chris. We can't wait to get to Dawson City. I have read so much about it. And yes we will be going to Chicken from there on our way to Fairbanks. We just gotta do it. We are still unsure of the Dempster highway. Right now it is looking very iffy after seeing pictures on another forum of someone that just got back. I will say though that one picture of them dipping their toes in the Artic Ocean might make it all worth while.

capn chris
06-11-2006, 07:12 AM
Just spent an hour on your website/blog! Very nice. Brought back a lot of memories for us. Didn't see any mention of the canyon boat ride? That was interesting and fun to do. We stayed at Bonanza Gold at Dawson City and had good wifi there. Nice folks, too. Re. the arctic, you can fly up there from Fairbanks. Know several folks that did that. Do the Eldorado Mine tour and riverboat ride. Both are informative and fun. Both are run by the same family. Stayed at Riverview CG in North Pole. Pumphouse Restaurant on the Chena River is very good w/great view.

adelmoll
06-11-2006, 07:24 AM
Thanks Chris.... I Will mark that in my book. Sounds interesting.

We might do the boat ride today in the canyon.

adelmoll
06-13-2006, 04:05 PM
We're here. We made it to Dawson City. We are 200 miles from the Artic Circle. Talk about being "Up North". Dawson hasn't changed since the 1898 except for the fact that we have full hook-ups and Wi-Fi. We're going out to check the town. More later.

Helen

rvfirefighter
06-15-2006, 03:40 AM
I am going into Banff today, plugging along. One problem with the HW heater, got it fixed. Wireless service for computer is very scarce. We are in Canmore now, found it in town. Looking forward to getting on the Alaskan Hwy. Scenery has been unbelivable.

Mels Musty Music
06-15-2006, 07:52 PM
Am enjoying reading about everyones experiences in the Yukon and Alaska. We are nearing the end of a weeklong stay at Dawson Peaks RV park in the Yukon - between Watson Lake and Whitehorse on the Alaska Highway. If you are along that route stop by if only for a piece of Carolyns homemade rhubard pie and a cup of coffee.You won't meet two nicer people than Carolyn and Dave and the scenery is excellent with a view of Dawson Peaks overlooking Morley Bay (Teslin Lake) right from the cafe.
If you do want to spend the night arrive fairly early as the campground is small and is usually full by 4:30-5:00. Free WiFi too.
Caught 2 northern pike this morning - one right from their dock. Biggest was six pounds.

adelmoll
06-16-2006, 04:51 AM
You are so right Mels Musty Music. That is our very favorite campground. We just stopped in there for lunch a few weeks ago and didn't leave. I wrote all about it in our journal. At that time, there were only two of us there. They had just opened the restaurant for the season. Isn't the pie the greatest. Dave and Caroline are just the best. If it hadn't started to rain, we might never have left for Whitehorse.

Helen

rvfirefighter
06-16-2006, 05:58 PM
We are in Hinton, KOA near Hwy. 40. We will start toward Dawson Creek in the morning. Look out Alaska, we are on our way.

Montana_5701
06-29-2006, 07:07 AM
quote:Originally posted by adelmoll

We spent our first day on the Alaska Highway today. We left Dawson Creek and Mile Post 0 at 8:00 this morning. We are spending the next three days in Fort Nelson. Outside of deer the only animals we saw today was a man walking his dog.:(

Tomorrow we will check out the Northwest territory. That will really fill in a big space on our map;). Later

Helen


We just got back from a cruise in Alaska and loved it. Did y'all have any problems locating fuel stops ??

jrgwdenner
06-29-2006, 07:12 AM
We can speak for the travelers going up this year, but we didn't have any trouble in 2006. We made sure that we didn't let the tank get below half full. The gas stations are located at all the right spots.

adelmoll
06-30-2006, 06:41 AM
We have never had any trouble finding diesel but some places really take advantage of you if you are between bigger cities. We filled up in Fairbanks at $2.89 a gallon but about 100 miles away we had to pay $3.44 a gallon. There should be a law against that but what's a person to do? You either pay it or stay home.

Helen

jrgwdenner
06-30-2006, 06:57 AM
Helen, $2.89 in Fairbanks is cheaper than here in Illinois ($2.92 and up)

bobgay
06-30-2006, 07:24 AM
We filled up 2 days ago in Dawson Creek at Extra Foods, a super market with a gas station attached. Their price for diesel was 93.9/liter, the best by far I've seen in Canada, plus they gave us a .07 cents/liter credit for food in the grocery store. If my calculations are correct (dubious), that translates to US 2.96/gallon.
We left there full (151 gallons), and I think that will last me to Alaska.
Bob

adelmoll
06-30-2006, 06:23 PM
We have just arrived in Anchorage and the prices look like they are back to the more normal of $2.90 something. We are at the Anchorage RV Park until after the 4th. By the way, you guys have a lot of updating to do on your map:D:D

Helen

bobgay
06-30-2006, 08:04 PM
You're right Helen. I've been putting it off because I have forgotten how to do it.[:I] I'll have to bone up on it. In a couple of days we can add Alaska plus BC and the Yukon. Maybe I can kill three birds with the same stone. Last time I added a state my map pictures almost doubled in size and I could never figure out how to get them back the way they were.:(
Bob

adelmoll
07-01-2006, 06:13 AM
I feel your pain Bob. That's why I don't have our map showing

Helen