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May 23, 2018 - Cassiar Highway

Day: 12 Miles: 303 Total Miles: 2956 Start: Meziadin Junction, BC Stop: Boya Lake, BC Campground: Boya Lake PP We continue to define our days as dreary. Low clouds and drizzle greeted our early departure from Meziadin Lake PP. The view along the road was rugged mountains that were still topped with snow. The first 100 miles had forest down to the edge of the road which made it hard to see the mountains along the Cassiar Highway. Later in the day the sun greeted us with views of the mountains as we traveled north. After hours of 50 mph speed...

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Alaska 2018

Jun 20, 2017 - Cassiar highway

Got an early start to the day. Stopped in Teslin for another cinnamon roll, gas and propane. Had a great hike to some falls at 38 degrees and misty rain. Drove the Cassier highway looking for more bears..saw none Weather got better the further south we went. Had a great swim mid day. Nice evening in sun with a campfire.

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2goldengirls

Jul 30, 2016 - Dease Lake, BC

Drove to Dease Lake, BC. When checking into the campground, Joe asked the owner where was the town. He informed us we had just driven through it. We looked at each other, and said, “We only saw two buildings!” “Yup, that is it.” This town has no cell phone service and they like it that way. We drove down the road to a community college and on the library door was instructions on how to use their text messaging service. From there Joe made reservations in Stewart, BC Next stop: Stewart, BC

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Alaska Trip 2016

Jul 28, 2016 - Jade City

Up early this morning and I talked Karen into coming outside to the picnic table for coffee. It was about 60 I suppose but the breeze made it feel much cooler. The only sound you could hear was the rustling of the leaves in the wind. It was so quiet I could hear the ringing in my ears, Ha. We shared the extra large pecan pastry roll that we bought yesterday at Jake’s café. This thing was huge and both of us could hardly eat it. Then we headed on toward Hyder, about 400 miles south. Now let me tell you about this road. It is not in too bad...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Mesiadin Lake to Boya Lake BC

July 2 Headed back out Hwy 37A to Meziadin and continued north on 37 as far as Kinaskan Lake which was a long drive for us (about 4 hours) however I saw a moose at the side of the road trying her best to “be one” with the greenery so we would not stop and bother her. It was very exciting. The camp site we stopped at was right on the lake and for the first few hours is was lovely, partially sunny and of course a stunning view of the water. Unfortunately it did not take long for the rain to move in but we managed to build a fire and sit under...

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May 21, 2016 - To Dease Lake, BC

We were cautioned by many people we've met along the way about traveling the Cassiar Highway and today we found out first hand what they were talking about. While the potholes and bumpiness of the road wasn't as bad as we were led to believe, it was still an experience mostly because of the slow speeds and the remoteness of the trip. The scenery was beautiful and the only disappointment was the lack of wildlife - we'd met people who exclaimed about how much wildlife they saw while traveling this route.

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Going Down MC's-LANE

Jul 25, 2015 - Dease Lake, BC

Arrived in Dease Lake, British Columbia today. We are staying only one night. We traveled over 300 miles today and it is raining. The pics are from today's travel. We traveled down the Cassiar Highway today. It was a rough highway. One of the stops we made was Jade City. Of course, I had to stop and see if there were any good buys on jade. It was pretty reasonable and I picked out a ring.

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Perkins Alaska Trip

Jul 17, 2015 - Crossing back into Canada

Well we crossed the border on Tuesday night 7/14/15 from Alaska to Canada. Stayed at Waters Edge Campground on Dease Lake. Still working our way through HWY 37, had to stop for the night Wednesday 7/15/15 at the camp ground which is only a third of the way through. Left next morning for Prince George, that was the goal for Wednesday night. Got through Prince George Thursday evening, continued for another few hours and pulled off the road about 11:30pm. Slept for about 4 hours made it home about 2 in the afternoon Friday.

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Alaska or Bust

Jul 14, 2015 - Dease Lake to Jade City

Day 15 Tuesday, July 14 Distance for the day 113.9 km Distance remaining 1930.4 km of 3300 km Time in the saddle 5 hr 22 min Total riding time 64 hr 16 min Total meters climbed 1083 m Total meters climbed 11967 m We were able to sleep in on this morning; all the way to 6:30 AM. We had stayed in the motel at Dease Lake for the last two nights so our tents and our dreams were already packed. Adam got busy making breakfast and we got busy making our lunches.I have oatmeal, French toast and coffee for breakfast. I am ready for the ride. Not...

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Jul 1, 2014 - Alaska Tour - Dease Lake, BC, Canada - Stop #3

Hello Everyone, Today we traveled all day to reach Dease Lake, British Columbia on our way towards northern Alaska. This area is so remote that they don’t even have power yet! Along the way we saw all new power poles and wires being strung by helicopter! The road was rather quite steep with multiple large hills, and several switchbacks but we made it without any problems! After the tough day on the road, we got together with our new tour friends and Gene Bonder played his guitar and we sang along! To see all the fun, click on the following...

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Apr 25, 2014 - Prince George to Dease Lake, BC

4-25-14 Prince George to Dease Lake, British Columbia Slept in and got up late. I got coffee at a nearby Starbucks, fuel at a nearby “Gas bar” (Canadian for gas station), then was on the road by 9:20AM, a little later than I would have liked. The weather was very good. A few light showers along the way but nothing like yesterday in lower BC and Western Washington. There is still snow in many places and most of the lakes are still frozen but spring is full force in this country right now with lots of runoff to worry about. I fueled up in...

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Sep 15, 2013 - Whitehorse to Dease Lake, BC

Date: September 15, 2013 Tonight’s Location: Dease Lake, BC Mileage: End - 23967 Start - 23559 Total Miles for the day: 416 Weather: bright sunshine with a few clouds for color! Temperature: start 47º High 76º Whoohoo – that ties our record high for the summer! Wildlife count: Pine Squirrel Year List: 271 Birds: Black-billed Magpie, Common Raven, Bald Eagle, Spruce Grouse, Gray Jay, Dark-eyed Junco, Golden Eagle, Gull (sp), Swan (sp), Red-breasted Nuthatch, Common Merganser, Lesser Scaup, Wilson’s Snipe, Common Loon With another long day...

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