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What a reflection in Moberly Lake as we drove out of the...

Even better except for the house

What a view

A deer crosses the highway in downtown Chetwynd

Mile Post "0" in Dawson Creek

Dave got a kick out of this sign in Dawson Creek

One of the big wood products plants in BC

great scenery

 

the bridge into Taylor,BC

The red & white is the gas line crossing the river

Dave & I visit with "Jake" the gold panner in Taylor

Ft.St.John Visitors center

Easy to find with a 136' oil derrick in the park

The RCMP visited with us---

A 30' statue of a lumberjak marks the Clarke Sawmill-at Christmas he...

 

Our camp for the night at Sikanni River


Up early today and ready to go, First stop Dawson Creek for the Mile "0" photo and town tour, then on to a stop in Taylor,BC(these towns are in my stamp book so we will stop to see what info the visitors centerhas),then Ft. St. John and finally an RV camp on the Skianni River that the gals in Hudson's Hope recommended. Finally seeing a few other rvs on the road, the Dawson Creek visitors center had 5 or 6 today so we visited and took pictures. Going up to Taylor is a windy,climbing road with a wonderful overlook of the city and it's bridge. The gal at the visitors center was the MOST helpful and knowledgable we've seen so far, she has made several trips around this area and had so much info to give us plus she was just fun to talk to so we spent a good hour visiting and drinking coffee. We had our picture taken visiting with "Jake" the goldpanner who resides at the center- wait til you see the picture. Then on to Ft.St.John another stop at the visitors center that turned into an hour---but not because of the info, it was more like The Royal Canadian Mounted Police wanted info. He informed us that we were illegal in BC but because we were so far north and because of the rig we had he wasn't going to turn us around, then he called the scales to let them know that he had OK'd us and they wanted to come see and take some pictures, They gave us a pass to get through BC and I'm not sure if they knew whether we were legal or not, I think they were going to question someone with the pictures, according to their laws it is considered a trailer and you cannot tow double here but being as the cart does not have a tongue or a single axel, I don't know- all I know is they said "have a nice day" and we said"thank you" and off we went. It was cooling down and sprinkling a bit off and on but we made it to our river camp by 4:30pm. Very nice people but no power as their generator wasn't working and no hookups, just water and a dump station available so no laundry tonight, $15. for no hookups but a real nice spot close to the river and only a couple of rv's here for the night. We came down from Pink Mountain to the river crossing and you can see the supports of the old bridge from the original highway, The Alaska Highway has been re-routed and straightened many times so that it is actually 30 miles shorter by the time you get to Ft. Nelson But it is still quite a trip. More soon, Life is good and we are enjoying the trip so much.

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