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Aug 19, 2019 - Mountain Shadows RV in Iskut, BC

Today’s drive is to just north of Iskut, B.C. to stay at Mountain Shadows RV Park. It was a 4 hour drive to travel the 210.4 miles. We called ahead and the highway was open for travel but it was snowing and there was heavy snow in the forest on either side of the highway. We saw Moose warning signs (as usual), but we saw none. We did, however, see a quick little brown fox. Don’t blink. One moment he’s on the highway looking at us the next we see his tail tip going into the bushes off the highway. But I was quick also and got him. Because...

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Aug 12, 2017 - Mountain Shadows, Iskut, BC

We drove about a third of the way to Stewart/Hyder, looking for an RV Park with full hook ups as we need to dump and refill with water. The highway was not bad, but some rough spots. We were traveling along the Cassiar Mountains, ascending to above 4,000' and then descending out of Cassiar Mountains, experiencing several elevation changes. We stopped north of the First Nation town of Iskut, BC. Listed in the Milepost, Mountain Shadow RV Park is a beautifully groomed private RV park with a vast mountain view, and a lovely lake with a cool...

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Aug 25, 2016 - Watson Lake, YK to Iskut BC

August 25, 2016 Another nice morning! We decided we would drive the additional 26 miles to go into Watson Lake for some groceries and to see the Sign Post Forest. Watson Lake (population 1,543) is an important service area for travelers, communication and distribution center for the southern Yukon and supply point for mining and mineral exploration. As we drove into town we could not miss the Sign Post Forest where visitors from around the world bring signs to post. Really is very fun to walk through and to see all of the clever and/or odd...

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Aug 21, 2016 - Day 56 Iskut, BC

Day 56 Mountain Shadow RVPark. Planned two days in Deese Lake, but they didn't have hookups and they only had 1 hour in the evening of Internet. Drove on to Iskut and found very nice RVPark, but could only stay 1 night as they had a caravan coming and it took up all 20 spots. Very large burn area that we remembered from last trip when it was new. There is some vegetation starting to grow, but not as much as I would have expected. The fire burned some 50,000 hectares (?). The road out of Watson Lake was a serious roller coaster with no...

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Alaska...Again 2016

Aug 14, 2015 - Iskut BC - Kinaskan Provincial Park Campground

Stopped here for the night. Huckleberries are in season and the campground host tried to talk us into going out to pick some. Back in Canada, we have been seeing ears along the road again. As a matter of fact, when we left Skagway and crossed the border into the Yukon Territory, we saw a bear right away. We hadn’t even gotten to the border crossing station yet. As we travel south through Canada we see bears now and then along the road. So, if you want to see bears and don’t want to spend a bunch of money to fly into a bear habitat, skip...

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Retired at Last!

May 27, 2015 - Meziadian Lake Provincial Park to Mountain Shadow Campground, Iskut, BC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, BC to Mountain Shadow Campground, Iskut, BC 247.8 miles TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all." - Dan Rather Oh, the buzzing is still ringing in my ears......Holy Night of the Mosquitoes, Batman!! We slept fitfully and it got down to 52 degrees inside the rv; we hoped the cold might slow the little buggers down and also were afraid that somehow the furnace might suck them in to us! But it was...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Iskut BC

Just a quick note. We left Watson Lake this morning and travelled down the Cassiar highway about 200 miles to Iskut. It is just a little dinky town along the highway. It took us 7 hours to go the 200 miles as the going was slow in spots and there were the required nature breaks and one gas stop. We also stopped at Jade City so Dianna could jewelry shop. They have their own mine that produces 90% of the worlds jade. The campground here is really nice, we have a large pull through site. We have the last site in the row and it has a great...

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Aug 5, 2014 - Tatogga Lake, BC

Another travel day from Cassier Highway Junction to Totogga, BC. It was a lousy road, but some stretches were good. Larry and I had … um … a disagreement about how fast he could (or should) drive on the good portions. I felt between 35 and 40 mph was a bit slow, and I tried really, really hard not to say anything. But my mouth won out and I did say that if we continued at that pace we wouldn’t make the jade cutting demo. He picked it up considerably, but we still missed the jade demo. We stopped and most everybody was still there, but since...

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Alaska Trip

Jul 23, 2014 - Iskut, BC

Wed, Jul 23 Smithers to Iskut - It's 41 degrees this morning and feels great...sweatshirt & jeans kind of weather. We plan to push hard the next two days for Alaska, so will cover 500 miles or better today. Iskut is our destination for tonight. Population...283! We stopped in Moricetown, BC to watch the Indians fish by nets. The salmon just starting running, so we got here at just the right time of year. It was pretty exciting...everyone that was watching cheered for the fishermen when they netted the salmon or the fish jumped up the...

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Jul 9, 2013 - Teslin, YT to Iskut, BC - Day 39

July 9, 2013...On the road again. We left Teslin, Yukon, about 8:00 am. It was 50 degrees and mostly cloudy. We headed east on Alaska Highway. We saw a mountain that reminded us of Pilot Mountain in North Carolina! Check out the photo. Alaska Highway had plenty of frost heaves, pot holes, and areas of gravel road. This is common up here in the north where the winters are so severely cold. There are often no road shoulders and certainly no marked lines on the road. This road was lined with trees, mostly spruce. We saw a black bear dash off...

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North to Alaska 2013

Jun 6, 2013 - Iskut, BC

Another short drive to Iskut and Mountain Shadow RV Park situated on Eddontenagon Lake. A moose was in the lake when we arrived but quickly ran away when he saw Murray. Why would that be? We did some shopping, fueling, and filling the propane tanks for a cost of $82.00. Everyone caught their limit of rainbow trout in this lake. Richard caught 10 fish in his first 10 casts. Because the fish were biting so well, he talked me into trying. So with no BC license I trotted down to the lake. In 6 casts I caught 5 fish. Still doesn’t make me want...

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Sep 9, 2012 - Day 72

After breakfast in the Wolf It Down restaurant at Baby Nugget, we drove from Baby Nugget RV to Tatogga Lake RV Resort near Iskut, BC. We are now in British Columbia, and will be until we cross into Washington. Passed a number of lakes and what would have been some beautiful scenery. Visibility this morning was not all that great, but improved throughout the day. Rained for most of the drive with intermittent sunshine. The Cassier Highway winds though the Cassier mountains in northern BC. Narrow, winding, mountain roads with a fair amount of...

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