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  • Alaska Highway - The MUD Report

    Almost 2 months ago Shawn & I began our journey from Alaska to Montana. We took 11 days to drive the 2,400 mile route from Anchorage to Great Falls, Montana.

    We celebrated with no cracks in the windshield, no flat tires, no broken hitch, and no significant problems. The adventure went fairly smooth. However, the truck's alternator died our second day in Great Falls. We were extremely thankful it didn't happen along a remote stretch of the Alcan!

    We have updated the blog with all the details of our Alcan adventure: mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/2018/10/alcan-anchorage-ak-to-great-falls-mt-25.html

    After that, we left our little home in Great Falls for six weeks while we spent a few weeks with each of our Mothers plus a few days in Pagosa Springs, CO.

    We are safely back in our little home and in Dillon, MT. Our next stops are Arco ID & Boise ID. Then we’ll have a few more stops before we settle in Sequim WA for the winter.

    We hope you have had some good fall adventures and are looking forward to winter, as we are.

    Hugs, Arleen & Shawn

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    Matanuska Glacier, Alaska


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    Muncho Lake BC is a spectacular section of the Alcan


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    I had to be told how to use this old fuel pump in Muncho Lake. At $3 a liter, it was the most expensive diesel of our trip!


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    We washed 1,500 miles of Alcan crud off our truck and trailer in Dawson Creek BC, mile zero of the Alcan
    Shawn & Arleen
    Retired Air Force weather forecasters, Full-timers since May 2011
    2011 Arctic Fox 29V, 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

    Travel log: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/

    We don't stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.

  • #2
    Welcome back & glad you had safe travels .
    Travel Blog: www.rocklinroamers.wordpress.com

    2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD: SRW, Duramax / Allison 6.6L Turbo-Diesel, Extended Cab, Long Bed, 4x4, Reese 16K Hitch, 50gal In-Bed Fuel Tank (85 gals total)

    2016 Arctic Fox 29-5T: Six-Point Leveling System, Fireplace, Two A/C's, Two Honda EU2000i Generators, TST "507" Tire Monitoring System, King-Size Bed, Progressive 'Hard-Wired' 50amp Surge Protector, 16gal Water Heater, Dual-Pane Glass, Slide-Toppers, 50amp Power-Reel, 'G Rated' Sailun Tires.

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    • #3
      That’s a great report for some of the hazards we all have heard about on that Hwy. hope your winter is full of fun and adventures.
      Rolland & Judie, 2 Shelties, Cozmo & Brinkley

      2016 AF 27-5L, 4 pt Leveling, Dual Pane Windows, 10 Cu Ft Fridge, 15K AC, Central Vac, Progressive Dynamics hard wired EMS, Slide Toppers, 2 Fantastic Vents & Covers, TST507s, 480 Watts Solar Charger, 440AH AGM Battery Bank

      2005 Chevy Silverado 3500, Duramax/Allison, Crew Cab LB 4x4 B&W Companion

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      • #4
        Looking forward to seeing you guys in Sequim...and hearing about each adventure you experienced. We’ll fire up the grill, open a good bottle of wine or two, and we may even share a tale or three about our travels to your future home area in SW Colorado last month
        2015 AF 27-5L, 2016 F-250 Super Cab, 6.7 Diesel, SB, 4x4, Off Road and 10,000lb Payload Package,

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        • #5
          Originally posted by TangoChuck View Post
          Looking forward to seeing you guys in Sequim...and hearing about each adventure you experienced. We’ll fire up the grill, open a good bottle of wine or two, and we may even share a tale or three about our travels to your future home area in SW Colorado last month
          Tom & Deb, We're looking forward to hearing MANY tales of your travels in our future home area. We want to see pictures, too! We should be there by mid November. Also looking forward to seeing the girls & Julius!
          Shawn & Arleen
          Retired Air Force weather forecasters, Full-timers since May 2011
          2011 Arctic Fox 29V, 2010 Dodge Ram 2500

          Travel log: http://mud-on-the-tires.blogspot.com/

          We don't stop playing because we grow older, we grow older because we stop playing.

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