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 12/21/2012 9:50 AM
 

We went around to several Walmarts while in Alaska to check out the camping status. The only one that was a problem was downtown Anchorage. They had no parking signs posted. I talked to some local campers in the lot and they said the city posted the signs because of complaints from the campground owners. Sound familiar? Some said they had stayed one night and didn't have a problem but it is touchey. There really is no need to worry about it anyway. Just up the road a few miles is the old K Mart Supercenter which is now closed and it looked like a campground. Sams club is right across the street. I have pictures. The city doesn't have signs on this lot. DUH. Anyway the new Walmart is in a real crowded area right off the old GlennAllen Hiway, which doesn't really have room for parking, so I am sure that is why they are trying to discourage it. RV parking is real friendly anywhere on the sides of the roads where there is room ( outside the main city, Anchorage, and we saw lots of people grouped together in the evenings (3 or 4 rigs) with their tables and chairs out eating and uh you know. I am sure they were this way because there is safety in numbers and they felt comfortable doing so.
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 12/21/2012 9:52 AM
 

This is the downtown Walmart parking lot. It is really the only place in Alaska that is a problem. All the other areas are wide open and friendly. There is also many campgrounds in all areas and not one of them was over 50% full. The No Parking signs were on the other side of these rigs


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 12/21/2012 9:57 AM
 

This was the main choice for campers. The old Super K Mart lot.


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 12/21/2012 9:59 AM
 


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 12/21/2012 10:01 AM
 

The wind does not blow hard enought to bend the poles in the lot. That's our wide angle lens showing off.


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 12/21/2012 10:05 AM
 

This was one of my favorite pictures. This guy had been in Alaska for two days and already had his scars.
The roads in Alaska are really good except for the inconvenience of construction. But, because of the continued repair of the normally good roads and the method they use, applying loose gravels in sections from 10ft. to 50 feet the chances are better than 75% you will return with a broken windshield. Unless you really watch on coming traffic and avoid hitting the gravel spots as they are flying by at 50 to 80 MPH.


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 12/21/2012 10:07 AM
 

This was our top camping spot that we saw. In the morning when we went by there was a guy and his wife camped with their chairs by the lake fishing. We were surprised to see it had changed hands by the afternoon.


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 12/21/2012 10:09 AM
 

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