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Apr 27, 2017 - Quesnel to Meziadin Jct on HWY 37

4-27-17 Quesnel to Meziadin Jct on HWY 37 We started out at 7:45AM (20948 miles) with fine weather. The plan was to drive to the Junction of HWY 37 and HWY 16 and spend the evening in the Cassiar RV park in Kitwanga. I called and got a recording saying to leave a name number and date and they would reserve a spot. That taken care of, we drove. Today we made 5 stops for gas, (every time we hit half a tank). Spence and I took turns driving, switching drivers every time we stopped to fuel. We also listened to a audio book, (A Clive Cussler...

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Oct 3, 2016 - Prince George

Monday 03 We stopped to get fuel and I used the bathroom. The men and women’s bathroom were both so small the one hand dryer was on the wall outside the bathrooms. We found out that there was a free RV waste tank dump in Quesnel. One of the things Margie has wanted when we got where she could get it was a subway sub, mostly just because she wanted the $5/$6 foot long as opposed to the prices we were paying in Skagway. There was one just before the dump that I managed to get around the block to get to and Margie jumped out and went in and...

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OTR with M and R

Jul 28, 2015 - Meziadin Lake Provincial Park

I know the date of the entry above is from last week, but internet in these remote places restricts our attempts of using technology to keep you up to date on our travels. When we left Terrace last week, our plan was to drive directly to Hyder, Alaska, our last Alaskan community we want to visit on this trip. As we approached Lake Meziadin, we thought we should at least check out the Provincial Park. This has to be one of the most beautiful Provincial parks we have ever seen, anywhere in Canada! The setting, the maintenance of the park,...

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Dream On

Jul 10, 2015 - Meziadin Lake to Bell 11

Day 11 Friday, July 10 Distance for the day 94.7 km Distance remaining 2285.5 km of 3300 km Time in the saddle 4 hr 50 min Total riding time 46 hr 37 min Total meters climbed 1226 m Total meters climbed 8153 m It was a quiet night in the tent. The night time is short and I will have to start wearing my eye shades when I go to bed. Dusk continues to about midnight and dawn takes over at around 4 AM. Dawn wasn’t as bright as other mornings because it was cloudy. Now that is something new for our Tour. Michel is not in a good mood. An old...

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Jul 9, 2015 - Kitwanga to Meziadin Lake

Day 10 Thursday, July 9 Distance for the day 160.1 km Distance remaining 2380.2 km of 3300 km Time in the saddle 7 hr 35 min Total riding time 41 hr 47 min Total meters climbed 1154 m Total meters climbed 6927 m We are up at 6 AM. There is a saw mill adjacent to the Cassiar RV Park. It operates during the day and then shuts down for the evening. Just after midnight it starts up again. When it started up in the middle of the night I thought that it might be a bear rummaging in the garbage bins. No such luck. Through the night, logs were...

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Sep 13, 2013 - Bear Viewing, Salmon Glacier & Getting "Hyderized"

Thanks to Ginger for doing this update!!! WOW – what a day! It was cool and very foggy to start as we drove from the Park out 37A toward Stewart, BC. Visibility was less than 50’ in places but we still saw Bear Glacier and a huge snowbank next to the road (which was a partial cause for the fog). We passed into Hyder, AK – famous for bear viewing. There is no US Customs station here, only Canadian. We continued out to the Tongass National Forest at which is the bear viewing. Well, we waited around but despite salmon in the stream, no bears....

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Sep 12, 2013 - Lake Meziadin Provincial Park

Thurs Sep 12 Blue skies, maxed out at 77 A beautiful day to travel! We continued to wind our way south on the Cassiar (actually Stewart/Cassiar, aka Route 37) through the mountains and along rivers and lakes. This is mountain country with typical mountain driving. The road is narrow in places with little to no shoulder but the surface continued to improve as we moved south. There were a number of long pulls up and long descents down but we still held an average of 9.7 by the end of the day. We saw a yearling black bear soon after departure...

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Aug 21, 2013 - Watching the salmon spawn

8-20-2013 Meziadin Lake, BC, Canada. Yesterday we went down to Hyder to go to Fish creek. And yes that is it's real name, "Fish creek". It has a viewing area run by the forest service, and there is a wooden walkway that is enclosed with a low fence on either side so you are protected from the bears. It also has a gate on each end. There were no bears there when we were visiting, but just watching the fish spawn in itself was beautiful. I could have stood there and watched them all day. It is such a rush to see all those fish in the creek...

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Aug 19, 2013 - Unexpected Wi-Fi

8-19-2013 From: Kinaskan Lake,Provincial Park, BC, Canada, To: Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, BC, Canada. We woke up this morning to 44 degrees, At 2700' elevation, and a need to turn the furnace on! We're not used to this mountainy chilly weather. We only had 3 hours to travel today to Meziadin Lake PP, yeah! But we hate to leave this pretty place. (I attached a couple more photos from this morning). Once we turned out onto the hiway we were greeted with carpets of little yellow flowers. God sure knows how to cheer up our day! I am...

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Aug 1, 2013 - Prince George BC- Meziadin Lake BC

Crawling out of the tent at 6:30 the day was another glorious bright day. Today we managed to get everything packed up in 45 minutes and headed to my favourite watering hole for breakfast (Timmies).After oatmeal and coffee we headed west along the “yellow head” highway (Hwy 16) towards Vanderhoof. The first couple of hours on highway are pretty plain, gentle rolling hills with the occasional slight curve thrown in to keep us alert. The highway is pretty busy, lots of RVs, logging trucks, cars, trucks and of course motorcycles. We passed...

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Alaska Bound 2013

May 30, 2013 - Meziadin Lake Provincial Park, BC

It was raining as we left Hazelton and it rained the whole 2 hours it took to drive to Meziadin Lake Provincial Park. We saw our first bear on the road but no one was quick enough to snap a picture. Fortunately the rain stopped when we arrived so we were able to set up without getting wet. But then it started again. The fisher boys fished; they didn’t catch. What we did catch were mosquito bites. From then on a mosquito hunt was required every night so as to not hear the familiar ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ in our ears. We saw a sign at the beginning of...

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Aug 4, 2012 - Meziadin Lake, BC

We left Watson Lake with our new travel mates heading for Meziadin Lake, BC. The 386 mile drive was long as our companions stopped about every hour for a break. We usuallyl stop once but it was kind of nice stopping here and there except that it was bear country. Given that I read too many bear books, I didn't like getting the dogs out at every stop. Pitching one dog back in the RV in a hurry is one thing, but getting four in there in a panic is another story. Nuff said. Wayne and I had packed some walkie talkies with the intention of using...

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