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Aug 17, 2017 - Houston, BC

As I walked Daisy this morning, I was greeted by our neighbors who were from Germany. They shipped their camper to Halifax, Nova Scotia, then flew to Halifax to pick it up and have been driving all over Canada and Alaska. They will return to Halifax and ship it back home to Germany. All this is less expensive for them instead of renting an RV over here for the summer. We drove away from Stewart on the spur highway 37A to Hwy 37, at Meziadin (Mezi- Add’- in) Lake it connects to Highway 16 toward Prince George. We decided to drive as far as...

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Jul 30, 2016 - Houston July 30 - August 1

This was one of our planned stops returning to Prince George only because we have never stopped here and looked around. Let me tell you there is no reason to stay here very long, especially overnight. Everything here is either shut down or shutting down, the mall if virtually empty. The grocery store even left, so any big shopping trips must be done in Smithers. The reason is because of mine and lumber mill closures. We have 1 picture left to upload to this journal in the coming days....I have used up our allotted space. So I either go back...

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Prince Rupert Bound

Aug 13, 2015 - Houston, BC

We headed back out to Granisle and the Fulton River hoping to see the bear again, but he alluded us. We took several back road before ending up Smithers, BC where we watched an osprey nest with two chicks that are getting ready to fledge. We continued on to Buckley Falls in Moricetown, BC where we watched salmon being dip netted. On our way back to camp we took a hike to Twin Falls for a couple of pictures. The falls are feed by Hudson Bay Glacier. We got back to camp and spent the evening getting caught up.

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Aug 12, 2015 - Houston, BC

After a futile attempt searching for the spirit bear in the morning we head back to camp and got ready to head down the road to Houston BC were we got a camping spot for the next two days. We spent the evening traveling to Granisle BC, Babine Lake and the Fulton River Spawning Channels. While I had Kathy take my picture with a Beware of Bears sign we had a beautiful grizzle pass with in a couple of hundred yards. If I had been on the ball I could have had a nice picture. We drove up the diversion for the spawning channels where we saw a...

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Sep 15, 2013 - On down the Cassiar to the Yellowhead

Sun Sep 15 We headed down the Cassiar. We made a lunch stop at a small rest area next to a crystal clear river. We finished up on the Cassiar Highway, turning east and south on the Yellowhead (BC 16). Then we stopped at the visitor center in New Hazelton to dump our tanks. They were having a farmer’s market there so we browsed a bit and bought a homemade apple pie. As we continued south we were experiencing a significant change. First in climate, trees, plants, etc. And also, lifestyle. We were moving out of the deep evergreen woods and...

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Sep 7, 2013 - Houston, BC

It is Saturday night and I am catching up on my BLOG. We drove 217 miles today and stopped at a little CG in Houston, BC. The day was very warm and calm with no clouds. The road was very good and we saw no bears. As we were leaving this morning we were told that a grizzly cub was walking around in the CG but we didn't see it. The season is changing. It feels like late September in Michigan up here with the cooler evenings and leaves starting to change color. We saw many hunting camps set up along the highway on our drive today.

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Aug 15, 2012 - Houston, British Columbia

This morning was time to say goodbye to Alaska. I left Camp Run-A-Muck in Hyder at 07:20AM. I was through the Canadian Customs and into Stewart, British Columbia by 07:25AM. I drove Highway 37A to the junction of Highway 37 arriving at 08:20AM. Then south on the Cassair Highway 37 to the Yellowhead Highway 16 east. The Cassair from the junction south is a very good road and some beautiful scenery. I arrived at the junction of Highway 37 and Highway 16 at 08:20AM. I stopped in Smithers, British Columbia at a 7/11 Esso station for diesel at...

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Jun 22, 2012 - Houston, BC Pop 3600

Friday, June 22, 2012 Houston, BC – population 3,600 British Columbia’s Houston is known as the Steelhead Capital and for ecotourism. For those non-fisherpersons, steelhead is a type of anadromous rainbow trout, returning to spawn in fresh water to spawn and die (or caught and eaten by bears/humans). Fun fact, the plural of steelhead is both steelhead and steelheads! This area is known for ecotourism (socially responsible travel). Wouldn’t leaving the lightest footprint be to just walk through town? While Houston, Texas has 2,597,400 more...

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Jun 18, 2012 - Iskut, BC. to Houston, BC

Monday June 18th: The roads have improved and we were able to average 60 mph and drove our 350 miles in 7.5 hours with a lunch stop. Joanna saw 4 black bears and I saw 2 of them. There was a section of approximately 30 miles of logging along the side of the highway. We also saw about 20 logging trucks on the highway headed for the logging section. We are now in Houston, BC. at a real nice campground. As we drove through Houston there was a train sitting on the track with a number of cars holding wood chips. Our phones are not working in...

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Aug 25, 2011 - Houston, BC - A Short Move East

(Ron Writing) Yesterday we spent much of the day at home. I caught up on some internet work while Elena took it real easy on her back. She had another session with the chiropractor and while she was there I went to a local barber shop for a much needed haircut. It was a real “barbershop” with barber pole out front and two older guys cutting hair. They aren’t so easy to find anymore now days – about all I see are “salons”. It was fun visiting with the barber while he cut my hair. Yesterday it was partly cloudy all day but most of the time...

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Aug 24, 2011 - Houston, British Columbia

Would you be surprised to know that it was raining upon our departure from Stewart???? However, the nearer we came to the main highway, the clearer it became. Stewart and Hyder are in the midst of the coastal mountains. Again, we were captivated by the waterfalls. We enjoyed the bear. He seemed completely satisfied with the traffic except the 18 wheeler that went racing past. The drive south on the Cassier Highway was slightly boring. The afternoon gave way to mostly sunny skies. The snow-capped mountains became fewer and fewer. At the...

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Alaska Bound

Aug 17, 2011 - Houston, BC

We spent the morning checking out areas that are known for Spirit Bear sightings with no luck. We did see one black bear crossing the road. We headed east to Moricetown Falls to watch first nation people fish and count fish. A black bear was spotted but chased away before a good picture could be had. We are spending the evening at the Shady Rest RV Park in Houston, BC. We continued to experience some cloud failure today with intermittent dry periods.

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