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Old 08-18-2014, 02:20 AM   #1
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Alaskan Redwood caravan in 2016

I know it may sound premature to start a thread about a trek to Alaska in 2016 now, but if I think about it not really, this is big and takes time to plan.

Given the planning time and length of the journey a year and a half out sounds about right to me.

So I open the floor to thoughts, comments, concerns and start the conversation.

I'd start by asking if anyone has some good resources, I.e. Websites, DVDs, books or apps that could aid in the planning or execution of an Alaskan adventure, please toss them out.

I'm ready it start talking about this, are you?
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:31 AM   #2
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My wife just said sign her up. NY to Alaska the trip of a lifetime.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:41 AM   #3
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We would consider it, wonder how long would it last?
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:03 AM   #4
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We would love to !!!

fyi - a crossroads owner is ON that trip right now
http://www.crossroadsowners.com/foru...ead.php?t=8541

Many threads on it on irv2.com
https://www.google.com/search?q=alas...com&gws_rd=ssl
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:04 AM   #5
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We are definitely in!! Let us know what we can do towards the planning, coordination etc.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:09 AM   #6
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I know it may sound premature to start a thread about a trek to Alaska in 2016 now, but if I think about it not really, this is big and takes time to plan.

Given the planning time and length of the journey a year and a half out sounds about right to me.

So I open the floor to thoughts, comments, concerns and start the conversation.

I'd start by asking if anyone has some good resources, I.e. Websites, DVDs, books or apps that could aid in the planning or execution of an Alaskan adventure, please toss them out.

I'm ready it start talking about this, are you?

I went to Alaska with my parents as an 11 year old in 1954. We traveled by car and it was an 11,000 mile round trip from Indiana. I would love to make the trip again but it can be a fairly strenuous trip.

I have started looking into some of the guided tour caravan outfits that have been making the trip for a few years. They make the trip 2 or 3 times each summer. They schedule all of the campgrounds and include a maintenance vehicle to follow up the caravan in case anyone has a problem.

I don't have a lot of information with me at the present time because we are traveling in Washington state. I will do some online research to see if I can come up with some suggestions.
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Old 08-18-2014, 03:45 AM   #7
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We are going to Alaska via a caravan starting in May of 2015. We are going on the 60 day trip that originates in Dawson Creek, BC. The price is around $6900 which includes all campgrounds and 80+ activities, shows, dinners etc. Additional side excursions are available. For instance I plan to do the day of salmon fishing for an extra $325. We are excited and looking forward to the trip.
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Old 08-18-2014, 04:19 AM   #8
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Here is the link to our caravan organizer: www.RVAdventureTreks.com
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I know it may sound premature to start a thread about a trek to Alaska in 2016 now, but if I think about it not really, this is big and takes time to plan.

Given the planning time and length of the journey a year and a half out sounds about right to me.

So I open the floor to thoughts, comments, concerns and start the conversation.

I'd start by asking if anyone has some good resources, I.e. Websites, DVDs, books or apps that could aid in the planning or execution of an Alaskan adventure, please toss them out.

I'm ready it start talking about this, are you?
I could tell the thought of that got you excited on the other post!

Another few years before we could consider....
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We actually have a RW owner from Alaska, who we met in Indio last winter and will be meeting up with her again Nov 1st. We talked extensively with her regarding our initial thought of touring Alaska in the summer of 2016.

I believe she recommended crossing into Alaska about early June and being back in Canada by Sept 1st, as everything closes about that time.

Last time in Skagway by cruise ship in June 2014 we walked out to the RV Park and chatted with a chap with a reasonable sized 5th wheel. He indicated the roads were OK, but be prepared.

If we do visit Alaska in summer 2016 we are thinking about following it up with a few weeks in British Columbia's wine country in the Okanagan Valley, which is southern BC, but on the same road that exits Alaska.
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