- Save some time before and/or after the tourneys to explore our beautiful state! There are *LOTS* of fun things to do in Alaska!
- For the most part, temperatures throughout the tournaments should be in the 60s F during the day and the upper 40s F to low 50s F at night. The normal low and high temperatures for Anchorage on June 21 (around summer solstice) are 63 F and 48 F.
- Despite the high likelihood of moderate temperatures, you should also bring a warm jacket for cooler temps and shorts in case the thermometer heads skyward. For the week of June 21-27, the record high and low temperatures for Anchorage are 86 F and 33 F. While we do not intend to race during inclement weather, you should also have a rain jacket and windbreaker handy.
- Purchase a copy of The Milepost.
- Save time to enjoy the drive -- traveling can be slow.
- If your travels will take you anywhere near Calgary or Edmonton, Alberta, take time to visit Banff and Jasper National Parks.
- If you plan to drive to Alaska from the western regions of Canada or the US, consider driving the Stewart-Cassiar Highway through British Columbia. It is an extremely scenic and more direct route (compared to starting at Mile 0 of the Alaska Highway in Dawson Creek, BC). The Stewart-Cassiar Highway also provides easy access to the towns of Stewart, BC and Hyder, AK (the only town in Southeast Alaska accessible by road).
- If you plan to drive up the Alaska Highway, stop at Liard Hot Springs Provincial Park in British Columbia. Also, consider hanging a sign in the World Famous Sign Post Forest in Watson Lake, Yukon...(where you might even find White Mountain Mayhem's sign from 2007, or DogGoneFast's sign from 2006).
- Alaska Marine Highway Ferry System homepage.
- Take time to visit some of the towns in Southeast Alaska (e.g., Ketchikan, Petersburg, Wrangell, Sitka, Juneau, Haines, Skagway).
- Pet food: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Regulations.
- Refer to the Canada Border Services Agency web page for information about the documentation required for each person.
Entering the United States
- Pet food: Technically, the US Customs & Border Protection agency has a policy that allows for the confiscation of any dog food that enters the US from Canada without a permit. However, indications are that enforcement is nonexistent (or extremely rare). To be on the safe side, consider keeping the food in its original packaging, preferably unopened.
- Refer to the US Department of Homeland Security Border Crossing webpage for information about the documentation required for each person.