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Wyoming To Alaska with Tacoma

Discussion in 'Travel' started by 5thToy, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Jan 17, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    MTgirl

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    In the summer your biggest enemy will be the crazy tourists in their class A motorhomes...beware!!!

    You're much braver than me...I can't imagine driving on that road in the winter. If you have the time when you drive it again this summer, go through Banff NP up there - beautiful area.
     
  2. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:21 PM
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    -22*F :eek:


    reason enough for me to never live up north...I do NOT envy you guys in the winter time lol
     
  3. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Excellent thread. Thanks for sharing
     
  4. Jan 17, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Wow!! That is just beautiful. Brings back many memories. Drove the highway in 2009, but in summer. Not sure if I would have the guts to go in winter though...

    And Banff and Japser NP are a must see for sure. Icefields Parkway (hwy 93 i think)
     
  5. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    Oh yea there's definitely good dro up here. It's so damn cold in the winter it just motivates you even more to grow haha.

    Looks like an awesome trip! I want to make the drive to canada in the summer. Looks like it would be a blast.


    EDIT:

    Yea that is one thing I absolutely hate about summer up here...all the damn tourists and their RV's. Then they come here and take all our fish.
     
  6. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    Great thread. I drove from New Jersey to Los Angeles to Fairbanks AK many years back. When we were in L A we were not half way into our trip. We drove an old Jeep wagoneer. The Alaskan Candadian Highway was something like 1500 miles, 1000 was unpaved. It was a great trip, spent two months with a friend in Fairbanks. Your thread brings back fond memories. Thanks.
     
  7. Jan 17, 2011 at 7:56 PM
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    Congrats on the move to Alaska. I lived there for 7 years in the Fairbanks area. Fun winters and amazing summers. You'll never want to leave.
     
  8. Dec 8, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    I am actually searching for a job in Anchorage right now, hopefully I find one, so I can move there! Great pictures, thanks for sharing
     
  9. Dec 8, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    ^^ Glad you revived this thread. I hadn't seen it before, and it's AWESOME!!

    Thanks for sharing, OP!
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    Yeah, I came across it searching about Alaska :)
     
  11. Jan 6, 2012 at 6:14 AM
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    SOme of us would much rather deal with -22 degrees than deal with highway 99 and I-5 in the Central Valley
     
  12. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:19 AM
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    that fog is just retarded...so many people have died in those sections of freeway because of it...i was leaving from Sac back to San Diego at 3am one morning and got past Stockton and the fog hit me like a brick wall, just appeared outta nowhere lol (was :pray: that some jackass wasnt doing 80+ through it as I was crawling along at 40 lol)
     
  13. Jan 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM
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    Amazing pics!!!!! im so jealous! Ive been tryin to leave texas for idaho/alaska. to damn hot here.
     
  14. Jan 8, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Great looking photos, stay warm!!
     
  15. Aug 26, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Well after two winters up here, I decided not to do a third. August 31st Im heading south with the Taco and Uhaul with a final destination somewere in Ventura county California. I will do my best to get pics along the way.
     
  16. Aug 26, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    tinker_troy I feel so Devo

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    Best of luck to you sir.
    and if you happen to come through Everett/Seattle give me a yell.
     
  17. Aug 26, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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    couldn't handle the cold ;)

    (dont blame ya) lol
     
  18. Sep 2, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    If you had to drive it again in Dec, would you have studded tires? I have considered shipping my truck but it is expensive. I will probably end up driving it in Dec. Any pointers? Love the pics!
     
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