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Trip log for our 2010 Alaskan adventure

Log showing dates and travel miles, location we stayed overnight, plus brief comments about what we did. Days are arrival date and any additional full days we were at the location. Dates include arrival day and departure day. Numbers are in US currency and measurements. Details of the the trip can be found in the Journal Archives.

2010 Alaska trip log
Night DateMilesLocationActivity
1 5/16 0 Bellingham, WA Start of trip, leaving the States
2-5 5/17-5/20 74 Hope, BC Buy food, historical sites
6-8 5/21-5/23 95 Spences Bridge, BC Victoria Day Holiday
9 5/24 156 Williams Lake, BC Travel Day
10 5/25 150 Prince George, BC Visited Quesnel, a great town
11 5/26 194 Chetwynd, BC Brief stop at Bijoux Falls, use East bound pullout, and many miles of stop and wait construction on Rte 97 near Chetwynd
12-15 5/27-5/30 62 Dawson Creek, BC Visit Milepost 0 and spend time with friends Dave and Jody who live in Dawson Creek. Lots to see and do in and around town
16 5/31 160 Sikanni Chief, BC Stayed overnite alongside the Sikanni River
17 6/1 124 Fort Nelson, BC Overnight stop to repair cabinet which holds washer/dryer. Bought groceries at IGA Supermarket. First encounter with a caravan.
18-19 6/2-3 116 Toad River, BC RV park with free firewood and wildlife made a great spot to spend a rainy day relaxing and getting caught up on the routine chores of living.
20 6/4 73 Laird Hot Springs, BC Soaking in the warm and healing waters of Laird Hot Springs
21 6/5 130 Watson Lake, Yukon Making and erecting a sign to add to the Sign Forest
22-23 6/6-7 163 Teslin, Yukon Wandering through the sign forest and Rancheria Falls
24 6/8 93 Carcross, Yukon Day trip to Skagway
25 6/9 66 Skagway, AK Walking tour of Carcross, shopping in Skagway
26-27 6/10-11 --- Juneau, AK Flying to Juneau, sightseeing, Taku Lodge trip
28-31 6/12-15 --- Skagway, AK Ferry back to Skagway, visit to Dyea, shopping, White Pass and Yukon train excursion, shopping, sightseeing, shopping
32 6/16 98 Whitehorse, Yukon Back on the Internet, Whitehorse Visitors Center, grocery shopping
33-35 6/17-19 11 Whitehorse, Yukon Changed RV parks, City walking tour, Yukon Brewery, Beringia, SS Klondike, museums
36 6/20 113 Carmacks, Yukon Town walking tour
37-38 6/21-22 141 Mayo, Yukon Walking tours of Mayo and Keno City
39-45 6/23-29 142 Dawson, Yukon Discovering things along the way and in Dawson, SS Keno, City Cemeteries, Robert Service Cabin, Panning for gold, Diamond Tooth Gerties, touring the town
46-47 6/30-7/1 99 Walker Fork, AK Top of the World Hwy, visiting Eagle
48 7/2 16 Chicken, AK Enjoying Chicken
49-51 7/3-5 80 Tok, AK Celebrating the Holiday and getting the mail
52 7/6 117 Gakona, AK Short drive on a bad road, then a river front view
53-54 7/7-8 90 Chitina, AK Wrangell-St. Elias NP, Kennecott Mine and Root Glacier
55-58 7/9-12 114 Valdez, AK Awesome scenery, grocery shopping, salmon watching, a glacier cruise, a glacier hike, bear watching
59 7/13 119 Glennallen, AK Heading towards the Kenai
60-61 7/14-15 77 Matansuka Glacier, AK Glaciers, goats, sheep, rain and rest
62-66 7/16-20 69 Wasilla, AK Travel, tsunami's, repairs, rain, shopping, sightseeing
67-68 7/21-22 91 Portage, AK Whittier, Surprise Glacier
69-74 7/23-28 104 Soldotna, AK Resting, fighting a cold, exploring Kenai, rain every day
75-81 7/29-8/4 76 Homer Fun on the spit, Homer Brewery, Ninilchik day trip, rainy days
82-84 8/5-7 75 Soldotna Kenai Cultural Center, cooking and rain
85-86 8/8-9 106 Portage Glacier, AK Portage Glacier cruise, visiting Hope
87-89 8/10-12 88 Palmer, AK Car troubles, hanging out, grocery shopping
90-96 8/13-19 210 Healy, AK Long drive (for us) to Denali, hiking in Denali, Denali sled dog exhibition, bus trip to Wonder Lake, shopping, Cabin Dinner Theater, Jeep trip, Hiking Denali, Birthday shopping
97 8/20 60 Nenana, AK Exploring the town
98-104 8/21-27 61 North Pole, AK Mailing presents and getting ready for a busy week, Church, Santa Claus House, shopping, Riverboat Discovery, Pioneer Park, Alaska Salmon Bake, Grocery Shopping, El Dorado Mine, Museum of the North
105 8/28 --- Coldfoot, AK Day one, Northern Alaska Tour Company trip to Deadhorse.
106 8/29 --- Deadhorse, AK Day two, Northern Alaska Tour Company trip to Deadhorse.
107 8/30 --- Barrow, AK Prudhoe Bay and Arctic Ocean
108-109 8/31-9/1 --- North Pole, AK Barrow Tour, recover from vacation up north
110 9/2 200 Tok, AK Get the mail
111 9/3 292 Haines Junction, YT Heading south
112-114 9/4-6 102 Whitehorse, YT Kicking back and getting caught up on posting, last big stores for a while
115 9/7 105 Teslin, YT Glorious fall colors along the Alcan
116 9/8 148 Watson Lake, YT Beautiful fall day
117 9/9 197 Iskut, BC Down the Cassiar Highway
118 9/10 158 Meziadin Lake, BC Side trip to Hyder
119-120 9/11-12 176 Telkwa, BC Sightseeing and shopping
121 9/13 219 Prince George, BC Treasure Cove Casino
122-123 9/14-15 133 McBride, BC Sightseeing and sitting out the rain
124-125 9/16-17 120 Jasper, AB Snow capped mountains, rivers, falls, chasms, and a tramway
126-127 9/18-19 188 Banff, AB Icefields Pkwy, out on a glacier, the most awesome drive ever, getting lost and a rainy day
128-133 9/20-25 182 Drumheller, AB Driving thru Calgary in the rain, Royal Tyrrell Museum - 2 Days, Sightseeing, Ferry crossing, resting
134-135 9/26-27 227 Lethbridge, AB Very, very windy drive, Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump
136-137 9/28-29 81 East of Milk River, AB Writing on Stone Provincial Park
138 9/30 73 Shelby, MT Easy border crossing and back to the USA


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