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Old 12-31-2012, 11:45 AM   #28
thetourist
Just passing thru
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Location: Moscow, Idaho
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I've been to AK several times. It is mostly just a long road trip. Unless you go sideways off the main routes the roads are good.

Distance is the real factor. The towns, mostly small, are far apart. Many spots, on the map, are just gas stops with maybe an eatery and a couple of rooms.

This makes breakdowns a long expensive process. I had an alternator failure. 3 days and $300. Motel was $100 per night. This was in one of the bigger towns.

I saw a guy stalled with a broken electronic distributor. He had been waiting a week for parts to come by bus.

So have a plan b.

Some great food along the way. Lots of homemade baked goods at mom and pop service stations. Pecan Tarts at the Rancheria. Fresh Halibut at Haines Jnct service station. Giant cinnamon rolls at Braeburn and Tetsa/tetsla, something like that.

It is a great road trip.
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