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Jul 20, 2008 - Day 99 Muncho Lake BC

Day 99 Sunday 20th July Muncho Lake BC (not on map – between Watson Lake & Ft St John) Half way between Watson Lake & Ft Nelson It was a cool night, cooler than we’ve experienced for a while, I guess moving away from the coast will do that. We started off the some nice sun and blue skies, but by late morning that had given way to dark clouds and rain once again. We stopped in Watsons Lake for morning tea, refuel – wow that was expensive, and then we set about finding an unsecured internet site, which was successful in the end, and we were...

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Jul 18, 2008 - Fort Nelson, BC

We left at 9 AM this morning starting out on the Alaska Highway. Bob drove until 4:45 this afternoon and we are spending tonight at a small RV park in Fort Nelson. Our trip began with a sighting of a white tail deer on the side of the road. Not too much later, another deer ran across the road in front of the RV. My great fear is that as Bob is motoring down the Alaska Highway, a moose will appear out of one the deep ditches on either side of the shoulder and step in front of the RV. Yesterday Bob met a man from northern Alberta. He said...

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The Bull Chronicles

Jul 10, 2008 - Over Pink Mountain & On To Fort Nelson

Left Dawson Creek shortly after 8:30 this morning and headed north on the actual Alaska Highway, well todays version of it anyway. From some of the pictures we seen in the museum I hope we don't run into any conditions like that. Other then a stop in Fort St. John at Tim Horton's, Pink Mountain and Prophet River for gas it was pretty much 450 KM's of easy driving to Fort Nelson and the Truck Stop & RV Park. Some pretty wide open vistas and once again very little traffic.

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North To Alaska

Jul 9, 2008 - Pink Mtn to Fort Nelson

We left Pink Mtn campground there was no RV park to it, but we had a good nights sleep. All are wearing long pants now because of the coolness and wind during the day. There were several historic points for us today, the first Suicide Hill which during construction by the army had a sign posted "Prepare to Meet Thy Maker". The route has been changed over the years to eliminate the treacherous portion at the southern end near MM 144 but there is a steep portion at MM 148. We had our first stop today as a result of road construction and it...

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Jul 7, 2008 - Fort Nelson, BC

Given our stop this evening, we have traveled 3,925 miles from home. This evening, we arrived safely at Fort Nelson. Enroute on the Alaskan Highway (97), we saw two black bears on the side of the road. Rained on and off today. Sprinkled a bit, as we set up the RV. Now it is sunny -- a very good thing.

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Alaskan Trek 2008

Jul 4, 2008 - On to Fort Nelson

July 4, 2008 237 mile from Fort St. John to Fort Nelson Temperature was in the low to mid 60s -------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Alaska highway 97, has been fairly good, only a few real rough spots. This area is high plateau averaging 3,500 feet. As you can see, the pictures show the evergreen trees that are usually found at high altitudes as well as some of the changing forestation as we surged along and went through various changes in altitude. Picture this, your driving the Alaska highway...

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Jul 2, 2008 - Testa River

Hey, what’s up with this weather? I was hoping for some cooler temperatures here in the North Country. I was watching the numbers up above the mirror and it read 86 degrees at one point. Now, that’s too much, but luckily the truck has A/C or I would really complain. Then some clouds came and it started raining and the gage dropped to 68 in a heartbeat. It’s raining very hard right now while I’m doing my report and LOUD THUNDER!!!! I DON”T like thunder at all. Pause in report. OK, I came from under the table when it stopped thundering to...

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Jul 2, 2008 - Day 26 - On the road again!

We’re finally on the road again after a week of parts downtime in Dawson Creek. The hub came in from Vancouver but the dust covers that were suppose to be with them didn’t so we had USB install the hubs, rims and tires and they are going to send the dust covers to Watson Lake via the bus to meet us there in a couple of days. The guys at United Spring and Brake – Butch, Ernie, Ruby and the parts guy whom I didn’t get his name - were all super. While the parts and the work cost us an arm and a leg they didn’t charge us any freight because of...

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Jun 30, 2008 - Fort Nelson BC

The drive today was a long one, about 280 miles, and a little plain on the scenery. We did see 2 deer, but nothing exotic. We got a taste of our first road construction and it was not too bad. The worst part was a big semi heading the opposite direction at a high rate of speed. I slowed way down and moved over just to give us space from all the rocks he was throwing. Luckily no damage or any new nicks in the paint. The bugs are really bad and our windshield is a real mess. Took about an hour to clean it up. We did visit the museum at Fort...

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Jun 30, 2008 - On the road to Ft. Nelson, BC

Today, we began our journey on the Alaska Highway. Milepost "0" is in the town of Dawson Creek, YT. The Alcan Highway was completed in 1942, in just under 9 months, deemed a military necessity after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Just outside of town, we drove the "old" highway for a few miles, crossing the Kiskatinaw Cruved Bridge. We drove 275 miles, today, stopping for the night at Ft. Nelson RV Park. We visited the Ft. Nelson museum, which has a collection of antique cars, truck and equipment used to build the Alaska Highway. The days are...

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Jun 28, 2008 - Whitehorse to Summit Lake

Wow! What a day!We left Whitehorse intending to drive to Watson Lake, see the signpost forest and then carry on until we were fed up. After the first part of the journey to Watson Lake, road we had covered before on our way to Alaska, I thought I would be fed up fairly soon but...the second half was phonomenal! We saw so much wildlife and were stopping about every 10 minutes to look at something. It was truly awesome! Apart from the whale watching trip, this was probably one of the best days we have had. We both love the scenery and the...

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Jun 28, 2008 - Fort Nelson and Beyond!

The past couple of days have been travel days. We did 476 miles on Thursday and 459 miles yesterday. But at least we made it Milepost “0” of the Alaska Highway. We’ve already traveled 2719.2 miles and we‘re just at the START of the Highway! We stayed last night in Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Along the way we saw deer, a coyote and one black bear. I was sure surprised to see him because I thought they’d all be in the high country by now. No moose yet. Coming thru Edmonton we ran into a huge storm that just about blew Jim and Velma off the...

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North to Alaska

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