Alaska Highway

September 18, 2009 5:25 PM | Alaskan Photo Tours

alaska highway
How many days will it take to travel the Alaska Highway?

From Seattle to Anchorage, which is 2,500 miles. The fastest I've done that was 48 hours alone, but that was the quick trip ideal. Was a new Corolla, with no children, no baggage, and it was in April. That meant that almost all ice and snow had gone, but the campers and road construction had not started. Usually a co-driver (also a gonzo road-warrior like me), usually takes me 2.5 days in summer (campers and construction) or winter (Long dark nights and ice). But again, it's pretty extreme – one drives, the other sleeps in the passenger seat around 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. when nobody feels alert, it would stop and sleep in the car. It is a spectacular journey through this amazing landscape. Some of us like to look out the window for thousands of miles, but many people would have to stretch your legs, take a break or a walk. The main route is all paved, more or unless the construction zones' years. You can definitely do it in the shortest Geo Metro or Kia sedan. (And considering the gas prices, which might be a good idea). I've driven it 30 years ago when it was still 1000 miles of gravel road and needed replacement tires, stands, etc. Any person telling you about the extra fuel cans, lathes, etc. has not been or at least not for a while. The Cassier Highway is a good choice of main road, because it is a little shorter and faster and has the best views of the mountains (Back of the coastal mountains in Canada). However, it has 200 km of (very good) gravel road) and gas stations are not 24 hours, so you can not drive that stretch through the night without planning ahead. And I miss Laird Hot Springs on the main road which is a free, nice to stop and take your bones for a while. Get "The landmark" for $ 28. Released new each year. Ideal for trip planning, the dream, and plan your stops and places of interest, while on the road. It covers all roads in Alaska and northwestern Canada.

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Lot of 10 Alaska Alaskan Highway Postcards & 1 Lavender Inn Faribault Minn


Lot of 10 Alaska Alaskan Highway Postcards & 1 Lavender Inn Faribault Minn


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ALASKA HIGHWAY Alaska~1900's TRACTOR ? ROAD BUILDER? Heavy Machinery! F.C.C.RPPC


ALASKA HIGHWAY Alaska~1900’s TRACTOR ? ROAD BUILDER? Heavy Machinery! F.C.C.RPPC


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CB-074 AK, Tok Parker House Motel Chrome Postcard On Alaskan Highway


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Disaster real photo postcard RPPC Earthquake Richardson Highway, Alaska AK


Disaster real photo postcard RPPC Earthquake Richardson Highway, Alaska AK


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AK * Alaska Highway Snow Clearing near Squanga Lake * Yukon Canada


AK * Alaska Highway Snow Clearing near Squanga Lake * Yukon Canada


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Kodiak Alaska~Birdseye Panorama~Homes~Business~School~Highway~1940s RPPC


Kodiak Alaska~Birdseye Panorama~Homes~Business~School~Highway~1940s RPPC


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AK / Canada * Alaska Highway Construction Convoy Truck 1940s


AK / Canada * Alaska Highway Construction Convoy Truck 1940s


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Gulkana River Highway Alaska~Indian Graves~Fence~Little Houses~1940s RPPC


Gulkana River Highway Alaska~Indian Graves~Fence~Little Houses~1940s RPPC


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Vintage Alaska Highway  RPPC Postcard  Approved by US Army Vintage Auto


Vintage Alaska Highway RPPC Postcard Approved by US Army Vintage Auto


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RPPC DONNELLY DOME RICHARDSON HIGHWAY ALASKA VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD


RPPC DONNELLY DOME RICHARDSON HIGHWAY ALASKA VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD


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RPPC RICHARDSON HIGHWAY ALASKA MT. DRUM BLACKBURN VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD


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RPPC ALASKA HIGHWAY MILE 837 JOHNSON'S CROSSING BRIDGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD


RPPC ALASKA HIGHWAY MILE 837 JOHNSON’S CROSSING BRIDGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD


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CB-091 Alaska Highway Mile 0 Road Marker Sign Real Photo Postcard RPPC


CB-091 Alaska Highway Mile 0 Road Marker Sign Real Photo Postcard RPPC


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CB-093 Alaska Highway Moose Along Highway Real Photo Postcard RPPC


CB-093 Alaska Highway Moose Along Highway Real Photo Postcard RPPC


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CB-094 Alaska Highway Stretching For Miles Real Photo Postcard RPPC


CB-094 Alaska Highway Stretching For Miles Real Photo Postcard RPPC


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VTG Alaska Highway Map Coffee Cup 1422 Miles Built 1942 Mug


VTG Alaska Highway Map Coffee Cup 1422 Miles Built 1942 Mug


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SOURDOUGH TRAPPER on ALASKA HIGHWAY VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC


SOURDOUGH TRAPPER on ALASKA HIGHWAY VINTAGE REAL PHOTO POSTCARD RPPC


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1947 RPPC ALASKA AK SUMMIT GLACIER RICHARDSON HIGHWAY OLD PHOTO POSTCARD PC7576


1947 RPPC ALASKA AK SUMMIT GLACIER RICHARDSON HIGHWAY OLD PHOTO POSTCARD PC7576


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**1940’s ALONG ALASKA HIGHWAY ALASKA ~ RPPC


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VINTAGE RPPC REAL PHOTO POSTCARD – KLUANE LAKE YUKON ALASKA HIGHWAY


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