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RVing Alaska! (and Canada) by Sharlene Minshall epub fb2 djvu

Author: Sharlene Minshall
Title: RVing Alaska! (and Canada)
ISBN: 0964397013
ISBN13: 978-0964397019
Other Formats: lrf rtf lit txt
Pages: 192 pages
Publisher: Gypsy Press; 1 edition (1997)
Language: English
Size EPUB version: 1721 kb
Size FB2 version: 1468 kb
Category: Travel
Subcategory: United States

The first two chapters of this "how-to" RV-to-Alaska book are mental, physical, and RV preparation; a full discussion of what to do ahead of time, what to take, where to stay, and road conditions. The 192-page book discusses border crossings, taxes, wild animals, possible routes and off-the-main-highway gravel roads. She addresses the cost of such a trip and talks about choices and expenses.

Along with fifty photographs, advice and suggestions on bugs, safety, and sewer dumps are sprinkled throughout the rest of the book while you are taken on a tour of the Author's Alaskan and Canadian adventures and misadventures.

Written in a humorous fashion, you will share the awe of this single, solo traveler as she views the Aurora Borealis on the lonely Top-of-the-World Highway in the Yukon Territory of Canada, and follow her paddle strokes across the Arctic Circle on a two-week, 500 mile wilderness canoe trip on the Yukon River from Eagle, AK to the Dalton Highway. If you are interested in the tamer side of Alaska, she visits the Musk Ox Farm at Palmer, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum in Anchorage, and takes a trip on the sternwheeler Riverboat Discovery at Fairbanks. Visit our national parks with the author. Play with the grizzlies at Katmai National Park and stand in awe of Mt. McKinley when it comes out to play in Denali National Park.

This silver gypsy tells you what she does when the brakes go out on what used to be called Suicide Hill on the Alaska Highway, and leaves you holding your breath as she literally pushes a foot of snow returning on the Dempster Highway from Inuvik, Northwest Territories, 205 miles beyond the Arctic Circle.

She shares moments of quiet beauty on the banks of the Yukon River at midnight and Robert Service poetry in the Malamute Saloon at Ester. Touching a living glacier and watching Turnagain Arm empty with the world's second highest tides, is part of the charm of this Alaska-Canada book.

"Charlie" advises everyone, if possible, to take a trip to an outlying village. She tours Nome, Kotzebue, and Barrow. She tells of daily life in Chicken, Eagle, Hope, and Hyder, as well as other small villages that might be on your route. From the "improved" railroad bed to McCarthy, AK, to the boardwalk-lined streets of Dawson City, RVing Alaska! (and Canada) promises a fun arm-chair read if you never go to Alaska.


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