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Aug 19, 2019 - Fort Nelson

We continued South today to Fort Nelson it was a 7 hour drive. The Snow stayed with us until just before we got to our campsite. The road conditions were very good and the drive leisurely. We saw one Black Bear and a few single Bison then we drove smack dab into the whole herd. After that we saw four Stone Sheep and a couple of young Elk. All in all, it was a picturesque drive of the type that makes you want to come back again and again.

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North to Alaska 2019

Jun 13, 2019 - North to Fort Nelson

Todays travel was 364.5 miles in 6.5 hours late into the evening due to a late afternoon start. The Wajax Edmonton shop rebuilt the transmission yesterday afternoon and shipped it back to Grande Prairie overnight. Our guy at Grande Praire went to the delivery dock and picked it up, Steve installed and ran tests on it. Then we drove it around in town and on the highway. While they finished up and totaled up the charges, I went to WalMart & a Plumbing store, and Burger King for some lunch. The billing gal explained everything that was done...

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Jun 3, 2019 - Blue Bell Inn RV park

We are stopped overnight at Blue Bell Inn RV Park in Fort Nelson. Not much to say about this place, its a gravel parking lot with little room between spaces. On a happy note, the 30 amp power here is working on my coach, go figure. We saw our first Black Bear today and then another about 100 miles further up the road. We also saw our first dead Moose, hit by a car or truck, no sign of the vehicle but I bet it was very damaged, it was a nice size female Moose. We will hit the road again tomorrow headed to Watson Lake.

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North to Alaska 2019

Aug 13, 2018 - Fort St John to Fort Nelson

Now I understand why the Alaska Highway is such a popular tourist route. The scenery is wonderful & I think I’m seeing it at its best. Although there was a bit of smoke haze in places, the forest along the highway is lush & the roadside wildflowers are at their peak. I wasn’t sure what to expect but so far the road has been excellent. The first road, built in 8 months in 1942 was just a dirt track with 25% grades & 90° turns but in the last 76 years the Canadian government has spent millions of dollars improving the road, straightening so...

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Canada 2018

Jul 15, 2018 - Fort Nelson

Made it to Fort Nelson, BC yesterday. About a 280 mile drive but great weather. In fact, it's a heat wave here in BC. We are here for two nights and then on to the next stop on the itinerary. Last night was the first night when it did not get dark at night. Rhonda not feeling great, seems to be allergies. Cannot add photos due to very slow internet but will when we can. Got some great pics in Glacier and on the Icefields Parkway.

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Jun 24, 2018 - On to Fort Nelson, BC

JUNE 16TH - Leaving Dawson Creek behind us, we headed for Fort Nelson & another one night stay. The views along the way were quite nice & there was a nice 10% steep grade to fly down, but Pete never had to touch the brakes...our truck is awesome ! We pulled into the Triple G RV Park, where met Mama G herself...what a character ! She was so much fun to talk to & of course Pete was dishing it out & she'd toss it right back at him...to funny.

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Jun 4, 2017 - Fort Nelson, BC

Today’s journey was mostly forest lined highway. Long with level changes. We saw a few bicycle riders going both directions on this long lonely stretch. There were several pull offs for over-nighting and a few “Fishermen’s Camps” on the edge of creeks for over-nighting also. We were passed by a three-wheeled motorcycle called a Sling Shot. One wheel in front, two in back with the driver & passenger sitting side by side. A little while later down the highway we saw a Police truck had pulled someone over for speeding. Well, if it wasn’t the...

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Jun 4, 2017 - Traveling the Alaska Highway

By day 2 on the Alaska Highway (June 3), we'd seen one bobcat, eight black bears and several Stone Sheep. The earliest part of the highway follows rivers and streams and is fairly easy to traverse. There are oil crew camps along the way and hundreds of oil company signs at strategic intersections. As you enter the Northern Rockies the road rises and descends, often with tight curves and narrow bridges. Traveling north, the Rockies loom to the West until you.re basically driving through and around them. The best time to see wildlife is...

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Alaska Or Bust 2017

Sep 10, 2016 - On to Fort Nelson, BC

A little foggy to start the day. Then beautiful all day. Finally the last couple of hours got out of 40's and hit 60 degrees!! Yippee! First time above 50 in what seems like forever (at least 3-4 days). Today we saw 70 buffalo, 2 moose, 2 bears, 2 caribou, and one chipmunk in a pear tree!! Not really - we did see everything but the pear tree.

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2016 Trip to Alaska

Aug 27, 2016 - Watson Lake and Fort Nelson

We proceeded on, on Thursday, from Whitehorse to Watson Lake. In Watson Lake, we spoke with a woman who had been in Whitehorse at the same time we had. She saw the Aurora Borealis! She showed Mary photos she had taken with her cell phone. She had been part of a guided tour. The tour guide took the participants out to a place outside of the lights of Whitehorse, where they stayed in tents. The lights started about 11:30 p.m. and went on to about 2:30 a.m. We missed it!—assuming it was visible from where we were camped in Whitehorse. At any...

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Aug 9, 2016 - Watson Lake to Fort Nelson

August 6th, 7th and 8th About half an hour down the hwy from Watson Lake, after our last update, I realised I’d left my phone back at the visitor’s centre. Good thing it was only half an hour back and that someone had turned it in!!!! We are heading to Liard Hot springs for 2 days to take a slightly longer break and it is hot outside. Some of you have expressed concern that there has been no talk of Bill fishing. Well he did get to do some fishing in the Yukon although not as much as he might have liked. No big catches to report yet! I have...

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Jul 22, 2016 - Fort Nelson was our next stop and we are at the Triple G Hideaway Campground which was 284 miles from Dawson Creek . The Fort

Fort Nelson was our next stop and we are at the Triple G Hideaway Campground which was 284 miles from Dawson Creek . The Fort Nelson Heritage Museum is right next to the campground. It has a wonderful video about building the Alaska Highway. It has one of the most impressive collections of antique cars in BC. The founder Marl Brown keeps a 1908 Buick in working conditions. They have a very eclectic assortment of animals, cars, heavy equipment used for building the highway, and drilling rigs. They have the original house of the man that...

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