Hi, just got back in cell coverage today. In Palmer AK doing laundry today and heading toward the Yukon and Northwest Territories to do the Dempster Highway up to the Arctic Ocean at Tuktoyaktuk. We were planning to stay in southern Alaska but the smoke from from the wildfire in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is pretty bad from Anchorage south so we are heading northeast. Will return to the Kenai peninsula at the last week on July and hopefully the fire will be over by then. We got to Alaska at the beginning of May and spent some time in Fairbanks and Denali NP and then flew down to FL from Anchorage to do some babysitting for our granddaughter and got back up here this week. We plan to return to Denali in late August and roam around until we head south in Oct. Last year it was clear and 60 deg weather at Denali the first week of Oct so we headed there for a few days and then took the Denali Highway across the state and ran into thousands of caribou migrating to the east for the winter. Only got a little snow on the highway between Whitehorse and Dease Lake on the Cassiar Highway last year in Oct so we will se how it goes this year.Greg any updates on your truck? I just finished a lengthy visit at GXV and was impressed.
The truck is doing fine, we have 38,000 miles on it and spent last summer in Alaska returning in Oct and doing the same thing this year getting to a few places we haven’t been to yet (Top of the World Highway, Dempster, McCarthy, and Valdez). We went up the Dalton Highway last year to the Arctic Circle and may go all the way up to Deadhorse this year. Recently we did a couple of upgrades to the truck, improved front suspension with airbags and another leaf in the spring set and a roof rack on the cab. No major issues with the Kenworth chassis or with the GXV build.