Drivnig in Alaska and the Yukon


I had just gotten a HP iPAQ rx5915 and took it with me on a trip to Alaska about two weeks ago. We decided to rent a car in Skagway and drive up to Whitehorse on a day trip.

The drive started with a interesting direction from the Tom Tom nav system that kept insisting the Klondike Highway was about 100 feet to the right of the actual road. This would have made a rather more exciting drive as the drop off from the side of the road was anywhere from 100 feet to 500 feet.

It also did not recognize the border station entering Canada or the US.

Neither of these were a big deal since the Klondike Highway is the only road between Skagway and Whitehorse.

What was good was the system did identify several parks along the way, had a good time and distance to go track and good maps of Carcross BC and Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Back in Skagway, there were a few map errors but since the town was so small, its hard to get lost anyway.

All in All, the unit was pretty accurate even out there in the Boonies.