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Alaska Planning

The Pilgrimage North

A little bit about ourselves first. My wife and I have been full time RVing now for nearly 5 years now. Alaska has always been on my bucket list. My wifes, not so much because of the cold. She is a warm weather gal. Finally after a few years of suggesting it she said okay last summer. Even as full timers you can get in a rut of going to the same places again and again because of familiarity. So we want to challenge ourselves a little and make the pilgrimage north to the land they call the last frontier.

We currently own a 40 foot fifthwheel and we quickly came to the decision that we did not want to risk our house on those roads that you hear so many horror stories about. Also being 40 feet long we have found that you can't get into many national park campgrounds that we would like to get into. So last summer we did some research and decided to buy a pick-up camper. One that will slide into the back of our truck. That way we can get into small parks, get into regular gas stations and all in all just easier to get around in. We choose a Lance because of their reputation of quality and the model we have has 2 opposing slides making it very roomy for a truck camper.

We still have our fifthwheel. That we call our home and now the pick-up camper is called our vacation home. We plan on taking several trips with that because of the ease of getting around. Such as the east coast and the west coast. But those will be stories for another time.

The internet is a wonderful thing at times. The amount of information you can find on a subject can be overwhelming. Researching Alaska is one of those times. There is so much information abut the subject, not to mention all of the blogs. Several of our friends have made the trek up there and describe in great detail their journey. For us that is good and bad. What we don't want to do is the exact same trip as one of our friends. We want to make it ours. So in the next few months we will have mountains of information to dig through and routes and stops to plan.

So let the fun begin.

Posted by MNdrifters 06:04 Archived in USA Tagged alaska first_time last_fronteer

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