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Jul 8, 2016 - Clinton

Where to start? We were supposed to spend tonight in Loon Lake visiting friends there. After a long drive in we were faced with a rather long steep dirt driveway. I did not expect any difficulty as the truck has enough grunt to do this task. However the angle would leave the RV trailer back bumper almost certainly dragging on the ground, but it should be only momentarily. I swung into the driveway and gave er hell. We soared about half way up before the truck spun out, we were now stuck. Not liking this situation I was faced with backing...

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Prince Rupert Bound

Apr 12, 2016 - Day 2 - Strength in Numbers

Last night we actually had 2 other RV couples staying in the rest area with us. The first one was a woman from the UK with a man from Chicago. We were out walking around looking at the signs and notices when they walked up and asked if we were spending the night here. We were both happy to know that we would be staying with other RVers. They are also going to Alaska and the man has a job at the Alaska Transportation Museum near Wasilla. We talked about the possibility of him seeing Sarah Palin since that’s where she lives. He said he was...

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OTR with M and R

Apr 11, 2016 - Day 1 - Crossing the Border, First Day in Canada

Well we made it across the border. We crossed about noon on April 11th. With some of the horror stories we’d heard, we weren’t sure what to expect. Only had a couple of cars ahead of us, which didn’t take long. It took about a minute once we got to the agent. Handed over passports, answered a few questions (where you from, what’s your relationship, any alcohol, why are you coming to Canada, how long will you be in Canada, do you have any weapons, do you own any weapons, were the weapons ever in the RV, is there any chance that there are any...

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May 6, 2015 - Vancouver to Clinton BC

We decided to take the “western approach” to the Alaska Highway which follows Route 1 through the Fraser River Valley. This is called the Trans-Canada Highway. The other way would have been to take the Cassiar Highway, but it is a bit higher and the roads wind around a bit more, and there may still be a little snow up there around Whistler and Blackcomb (famous ski resorts) so we decided we may take that on the way back. Route 1 had us retrace our route for about an hour, back towards where we crossed the border at Abbotsford but we did not...

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Sep 17, 2013 - The British Columbia Gold Trail

Tues Sep 17 We left Prince George and headed south on a new road – BC 97. We drove through pleasant country with an increase in the number of horse ranches. Ginger drove twice today, getting a little more “seat time”, and did very well. The most remarkable thing along our journey of 250 miles today was the town of Quesnel which claims to have the largest gold pan in the world on display. They also have a number of plywood, pulp and lumber mills so if you want to stay there check the prevailing winds and choose wisely. Our next stop of...

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May 29, 2013 - Clinton, BC, CA to Prince George, BC, CA

We left Clinton early in the morning. I'm traveling with a man who is still on Eastern time. Everything he does is early. What can I say? Clinton is a small village. I think I said that before. We filled up on gas here and, after some calculation, figured out we were paying $5.25 a gallon. If Canada has a lot of oil, they sure are not giving it away. I guess that price is for everyone. Maybe the locals have a special card, but I doubt it. As soon as we left town, the scenery began again. But just as good as the scenery was the history...

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May 19, 2013 - Clinton, BC

It was a scenic drive on Highway 8 along the Nicola River, then Highway 1 (the Trans-Canada Highway) along the Thompson River to Gold Trail RV Park in Clinton BC. Gold Trail is run by Micheal Dier, a gregarious man, who took our American dollars like they were Canadian. He had to move a questionable motor home so that Stacy could have the pull thru. He also has a BBQ every evening, choice of salmon, steak, ribs or chicken. All but Stacy and Sharon went. Purportedly there was a good fishing lake just outside of town but no one could find the...

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Jun 6, 2011 - Day 2

Today we were off by 7:30 am headed first for MP 267 Rest Stop on I5 to meet Mary and Dennis ~ somehow we managed to be I5 minutes late! Oh well. We chatted a few minutes about our plan and we were off headed North on I 5 - We picked up Rt 546 outside Blaine, WA and headed East through Watcom County farming communities ~ it was beautiful ~ and then headed North to Sumas BC. We sailed through Customs ~ the only thing they wanted to know was whether or not we had certain ffresh fruits and veggies, including apples and potatoes. We had eaten...

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Jun 1, 2011 - Clinton, BC - Traveling in Beautiful BC

(Ron Writing) We left Abbotsford, BC this morning heading northeast on Trans-Canada Highway 1. Two years ago we drove parts of this highway in eastern Canada including the very eastern end of the highway across Newfoundland. A little east of Abbotsford we stopped at a BC visitor center to get some advice and literature about the areas we planned to visit. The attendant who helped us was very knowledgeable and helpful. At Hope, BC Hwy 1 bends almost directly north on a scenic route called the Fraser Canyon Highway. The Fraser River became...

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May 28, 2011 - Clinton, BC

Left Nairn Provincial Park the morning of May 28th and stopped in Pemberton at the visitor center to take advantage of their free "Sani-station" to empty our black and grey tanks and fill up with fresh water. About 10 miles east of Pemberton we encountered the first major grade of 13 to 14 percent which climbed about 6,000 ft. in 9 miles. When planning this trip I had heard of the grades along this route but wasn't concerned since our motor home had managed a short 18 percent grade on Vancouver Island a few years ago. And as I thought the...

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Aug 30, 2010 - Clinton

We departed Prince George this morning about 0830 heading to a campground in Clinton, British Columbia, a distance of about 230 miles. In that 230 miles we ran into nine different construction jobs on Highway 97. All of these jobs are well along and we only had to stop and wait at two of the jobs. In the far north there are only two seasons. One is winter and the other in construction because no construction takes place during the winter. The drive was pleasant and dry for the most of the way. We did run into some rain about 20 miles north...

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Jun 21, 2010 - Canada

We left camp around 10am and had to stop for a few items by the time we got everything it was 11 am when we got to the border. We went to Sumas to cross over into Canada. There were a few cars and 3 other MHs in front of us. When our turn came they asked us some questions and they told us have a good day. We were shocked that they never came into the MH. That was the easiest time we ever had. Here we are back in the mountains and it has started to rain. We are following the Alaskan Highway book the Mile Post. It is pretty cool. It tells you...

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