I apologize for any redundancy in questions asked earlier. I'm planning a road trip - originally from Denver to Vancouver in eary september. My fellow travelers and I were content that this would be a rewarding drive, until we looked at the map and saw Alaska...what first seemed unrealistic (appx. 36 hours through yukon territory and such) now has become a sort of challenge and adventure we are all excited to take on. As we're starting to work out the finer details, a bunch of questions have surfaced. As much as road trips are all about spontaneity, a trip like this looks like it will require more preparation. Any help, answers or advice anyone can share would be greatly appreciated:
1) Rental car: I’ve read much discussion on this topic, but this situation seems unique. We’d be renting the car in mainland U.S., crossing through Canada, then returning the car back in the U.S. in Alaska, I’ve yet to find any companies that will allow us to rent a car on a one way trip like this. Anyone have any advice on a company to use or alternative ways of driving here?
2) If we are allowed to rent a car does this drive seem realistic? Salt Lake City – Boise – Portland – Seattle – Vancouver – 2 nights in Yukon area – Anchorage?
3) For anyone who has done the drive, would it be more rewarding to just fly to Anchorage from Vancouver and spend more time in Alaska, versus the experience of driving through the more remote areas of Western Canada?
4) What are the road conditions, amount of daylight, temperature in Western Canada/Alaska during this time of year?
5) If we eliminate Alaska, can anyone recommend interesting stopping points for a trek going from Denver - Salt Lake City - Boise - Portland - Seattle - Vancouver?
Thanks so much for any help...very much appreciated!
Safe travels everyone.