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On May 30th, 2009, after years of talking about it, the trailer was packed and we started our road trip to Alaska! First stop, Mission, BC, to meet up with my brother and sister-in-law. We travelled together, each with our own trailers, for fun and support.

Here’s some quick information to get started.

STATS
• Nights away from home – 35
• Kilometers travelled = 9,324
• Litres of gas consumed – 2,542
• Gas – $2,666
• Campsites stayed at – 30 (mostly Provincial and State Parks, not RV Parks)
• Campsites – $504
• Lowest gas price – Hope River, BC at 0.999 per litre
• Highest gas price – Dawson City, Yukon at 1.329 per litre

HIGHLIGHTS – in no particular order
• Summit Lake, BC
• Muncho Lake, BC
• Lliard Hot Springs, BC
• Top of the World Highway, Yukon
• Fairbanks University of Alaska Museum of the North, Alaska
• Denali Park Visitor Centre and film, Alaska
• Denali Park wild flowers, Alaska
• Seward Kenai Fjord Boat trip, Alaska
• Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, Whitehorse, Yukon
• Yukon-White Pass Rail trip to Skagway, Yukon
• Boya Lake, BC canoeing

DISAPPOINTMENTS
• Generators!

SURPRISES
• Hot Yukon weather and semi-arid climate
• Lack of BC tourists
• Lack of traffic in general
• Less wildlife than expected (only saw one moose)
• Higher than expected fuel consumption

More to come!

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