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Alaska and back on a found R65
07/15/18 at 11:11:08
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Others have certainly done more ambitious things, but this is my current project -- so far, so good! I left New Hampshire on June 27, and took 14 days to get to Anchorage.

From here I am considering the Arctic Circle, Dawson City and the Cassiar Highway. Any suggestions?
  
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hephaist0s wrote on 07/15/18 at 11:11:08:
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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
Reply #2 - 07/15/18 at 14:23:56
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I lived in Fairbanks 30 years ago and THE go to place was just outside of town called Chena Hot Springs. There is camping, cabins, yurts and a lodge. Not terribly pricey for Alaska prices and the restaurant serves a great meal. Best thing is the hot springs. They are piped inside to a pool and although they have a mineral smell it is just the thing to relax after a long day on a bike. We used to go there in the winter for Nordic skiing and relax in the pool then run outside into -20*F and dive into the snow. If it doesn't kill you it definitely lets you know you're alive.  Grin
  

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
Reply #3 - 07/16/18 at 10:55:58
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Great tip, marcmax -- thanks!







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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
Reply #4 - 08/06/18 at 15:11:54
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I am reading your reports and really enjoying it...you have given me a lot of hope that whatever goes wrong can be fixed. Nice to know that others get down as well though....I like your attitude being brave enough to just carry on...!
  

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Re: Alaska and back on a found R65
Reply #5 - 08/17/18 at 11:17:36
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I thoroughly enjoyed your Alaska trip blog.  Great writing style.  I loved your descriptions of some of the places I've been before.  Takes me there again  Smiley
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Reply #6 - 10/06/18 at 21:36:10
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I've just come from reading much of your blog, and you have my admiration for derring-do on the roads of North America!
  

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