The Milepost 2014by Kris Valencia (Editor)
The MILEPOST® is the "quintessential" travel guide to Alaska and the highways and byways of the North. Since 1949, this "bible of North Country Travel" has offered details on road conditions, ferry travel, lodging, camping, fishing, sightseeing and services in Alaska, Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta and Northwest Territories. Travelers will find trip planning help and answers to frequently asked questions on such topics as wildlife viewing, crossing the border and traveling with pets.
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This book is the only guide you need to travel IN Alaska or TO Alaska. I've used this book since 1999 and get a new edition every year. It is updated every year to reflect what's happening out on the roads. The first 40+ pages are all about things you probably want to know--like what happens when you cross the border, what can you bring with you? And, what's the weather like? What should you pack? What kind of airlines fly there? What kind of hotels are there? How do you find the fish, how do you rent an RV, what shape is the ALCAN in and so much more! The MILEPOST gets its name because it is really a mile-by-mile road log. If there's something on the road, you're going to be able to read about it in advance. Why be a stranger in a strange land when you can feel like a local as you're driving. This has tips for things you just can't miss along the way, where your next gas stop is, what the campground ahead of you has to offer and so on...There are three routes that start in the Lower 48, one in Seattle, one in Ellensburg, WA and the last in Great Falls, MT and each of those helps you pair up with the AlCan highway further north. The roads covered include all of the main highways in Alaska as well as the primary (and most logical routes) across northwestern Canada. It also includes information about taking the ferry to Alaska and that makes a fun option to drive part way and ferry the Inside Passage for another part of your route. I've used the MILEPOST to go north from Florida to Alaska, taken it southbound from Alaska to Minnesota many times, driven south to Vancouver and Oregon and many times to Montana. My favorite route is to take the Central Access Route in July and get in on all the fresh fruit offered in the Okanagan Valley of BC. The campgrounds and beaches along here are spectacular but fill up fast on weekends! Tru's Mama, Anchorage, AK
This book was amazing! Every detail was so exact I'm not sure how they do it. We drove from Anchorage to Homer using the Seward Highway and Sterling Highway sections. It was great to know what stops were coming up ahead of time. They detailed if a stop was scenic, no view, camping allowed, what you were going to see. Definitely worth it!