Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/07/02

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Subject: [Leica] Alaska Trip
From: jon.stanton at (
Date: Sat Jul 2 14:56:52 2005

Hi Adam,

The trip is incredible...once is not enough to get your fill. 

First step is to buy a copy of the "Milepost"   This 
guide is indisposable.

Secondly...Make sure your vehicle is in peak condition ( I did the trip both 
times in my 92 Volvo...first time at 142k and the second time at 270k) 
Ok...I pushed it! I carried 2 extra spares...real donuts. I 
carried extra fluids, lights, filters. I had the oil changed in 
Fairbanks....Note...I used half a quart on the return 3000 miles (great 
car). A CB or Ham radio might be a good idea....My cell was completely dead. 
This time I had Verizon...First time I had ATT which did provide limited 

I camped out...Call it car camping...2 man tent, Coleman stove, cocoa, 
water, coffee, oatmeal. The campgrounds in BC and YT were all clean and well 
maintained....fees were $8-$12 per night Canadian. In Alaska the average was 
about $15 a night....all the campgrounds had facilities....bathrooms, 

Happy to fill in more details off the Lug...

Oly, WA

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