Alaska 2015

We spent the summer of 2015 in Canada and Alaska, the fulfillment of a long-time desire to explore the far north. We're now back home in the "outside"... aka the "lower 48", reconnecting with family and trying to absorb the immensity of the trip. We learned a lot, we experienced a lot, and we fell in love with the far north. We've actually had a tough time adjusting to the hub-bub, the congestion, and the speed at which everybody seems to move since we've been back

The following is a general itinerary/history of our trip. If interested in a particular place, note the date and find our posts in the post archive at the bottom of the page.

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After a little time passed (for perspective?? or laziness??) I wrote this post as a recap of the trip. It might be the place to start:  Alaska and the Far North: a retrospective

New November 2016:  We've made a 6 minute video compilation of our Alaska and Far North trip. Here's a link to it.     [Link to our Alaska Video]

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We took a bunch of photos during this trip.  Organized in albums by day, click on the photos tab above to check them out.

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Our General Itinerary

June 7, 2015: leaving Wisconsin and heading northwestward. Finally on our way.

June 7, 8: visiting friends in Minnesota

June 9, 10, 11: westward through North Dakota and Montana

June 12:  cross border into Canada at Sweetgrass

June 13:  camped in Black Diamond AB

June 14:  Banff and Icefield Parkway

June 16 and 17:  Dawson Creek

June 18: Start out on the Alaska Highway from Dawson Creek

June 22:  Whitehorse YT

June 24:  Dawson City

June 25:  Start North on the Dempster Highway to Inuvik

June 29:  Tuktoyaktuk Village NWT (The Arctic Ocean)

June 30:  Return South on the Dempster

July 1-4  Four days in Dawson City

July 5:    Top of the World Highway and Chicken

July 7:    Tok Junction

July 8:    Into Wrangell - St. Elias National Park

July 9:    Valdez AK

July 14:   Ferry to Whittier and Chugach NF

July 15:   Seward AK

July 17:   The Kenai Peninsula

July 19:   Anchorage

July 21:   Chickaloon

July 22:   Mat-Su

July 23:   Willow, Friends

July 30:   Denali NP

August 1:  Fairbanks

August 6 - Delta Junction

August 8 - Back to the Yukon

August 9 - 12 - Haines

August 15 - 18 - Whitehorse (redux)

August 18 - Carcross

August 20 - 23 - The Casiar Highway

August 22 - Stewart/Hyder

August 25 - The Fraser River Canyon

August 27 - Back in the USA, crossing into Washington at Sumas

Link to our Winter '16 - '17 travels