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  • #81937
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    On June 14th my wife and I left on a six week road trip to Alaska. Yesterday we arrived at the border! I will post more pics when I can

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  • #81950
    GTO ManGTO Man
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    Keep us updated, that is quite a journey. I hope the weather and everything else cooperates.

    #81951
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    Here we are at the start of the Alaska Highway

    #82019
    ZapperZapper
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    If you make it to Juneau Alaska, look up the name LaVerne Beier. He is originally from Tomah, WI, and now lives in Alaska.
    He has a 1936 Dodge Humpback panel truck at my shop right now. He uses it when he comes back to WI to visit.
    LaVerne is a Brown and Grizzly bear specialist. If you Google his name, one of the first articles starts out with
    “Survived a helicopter crash and 4 bear attacks” He is a very interesting guy. Never actually met him, but we are in contact quite a bit.
    Good luck on your journey!!

    Jeff Zapp
    Zapp’s Rod Shop

    #82021
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    Jeff
    We are making our way back now. We will be in Juneau Sunday through Wednesday. Please pm me with his contact info and I will contact him.

    #82022
    ZapperZapper
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    Sorry… I cant find how to PM you on this new site. I am sure it is something easy to find, but I’ve been struggling with the new format.
    Anyways….. here is his response (I asked if it was ok to send his info to you :))

    “As far as your 1978 Pinto wagon friend passing through Juneau…by all means pass on any of my information to him!!…I always enjoy entertaining or guiding folks from the “Old Country” that may pass through Juneau! That would be a hoot for me to connect up with your Pinto friend!
    I’m assuming he is arriving and departing via ferry…Alaska Marine Highway…My boat is located in nearly downtown Juneau…that’s about 15 miles from the ferry terminal…
    I’m not the best cell phone owner but if your Pinto friend would leave a message I will certainly get back to him…often email is the best for me…”
    Thanks!
    LaVern
    907-463-5856
    seabear@alaskan.com

    Hope it works out for both of you! Looking forward to how it went meeting him
    have a good time and safe trip back!

    Jeff Zapp
    Zapp’s Rod Shop

    #82023
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    Jeff
    Thanks. We will be in Juneau tonight. I will call him for sure.
    Dave

    #82075
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    At 4pm today we made it home after more than 6 weeks and 10,000 miles! I tried to post as we went along , but the photos would not upload from my phone. Maybe there were to big. I am going to try to repost my Facebook posts and photos now.
    Here is the morning we left, June 14th

    #82139
    GTO ManGTO Man
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    That was quite a trip. Did you have any mechanical issues? What were the highlights of the journey? Anything surprise you?

    #82153
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    GTO
    Only repair made was replace a headlight! Car ran Great. I will start posting now….

    June 15th:

    Our first night camping in the road. We had hoped to stay at Theodore Roosevelt National Park, but it was full when we got there. We instead stayed at Sully Creek State Park. Nice park with showers! World’s Largest Buffalo and Holstein in North Dakota.

    #82157
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    June 16th

    Straight Road, Big Sky.

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    #82160
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    June 17

    Approaching the snow capped Rockies north west of Great Falls Montana
    Two Medicine Lake in Glacier National Park.

    #82164
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    June 18

    A short driving day yesterday, about 150 miles. Decided to stay in Glacier National Park Two Medicine Lake. Great Choice! Today heading into Canada.

    #82168
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    June 19

    This morning in Radium Hot Springs British Columbia. By the looks of the map we are about 1/2 way to the Alaska border. Got a great night’s sleep last night and feel the most rested of any morning so far. Today we take the Icefields Parkway to Jasper Alberta.

    June 20

    Monday we left Radium Hot Springs and traveled through Kootenay and Banff National Parks in the Canadian Rockies. We spent the night at Mosquito Creek Campsite.No mosquitos, it was raining and in the upper 30’s! We decided to sleep in the car that night. It was warm and cozy.

    #82174
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    June 20

    Peyto Lake , and parking lot. The bluest lake in the Rockies.
    Bow Lake.

    #82181
    78cruisingwagon78cruisingwagon
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    Pinto Lake Trailhead.

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