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Jul 16, 2015 - Nugget City to Rancheria

Day 17 Thursday, July 16 Distance for the day 96.4 km Distance remaining 1711.4 km of 3300 km Distance travelled to date 1588.4 km Time in the saddle 5 hr 50 min Total riding time 75 hr 40 min Total meters climbed 1010 m Total meters climbed 13997 m I had placated myself last night about the wind for today by getting onto the Weather Network site and finding their forecast for today was for west winds of 15km. That got me through the night though occasional gusts would whip the tent. Turned out that the Weather Network was wrong....

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Jul 4, 2014 - Thurs, 7/3 Rancheria

The Rancheria was a pleasant stay. These people have a property with great potential - river and pond, 1940's buildings (from the road construction days of 1942) and some campground infrastructure. The restaurant and lounge are in an original building that has been re-worked, maintaining some of the old features such as wooden ceilings. From our walks around the property, it seems that they are taking advantage of their saleable resources- sand, gravel, trees. June and July are indeed great months for wildflowers. Everywhere we go they are...

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To Alaska and Back

Jul 8, 2012 - to Rancheria, Yukon, from Liard River Hot Springs

Early Sunday morning, amid a cloud of frenzied mosquitoes, we packed up the camp at Liard River. Despite our protective gear we did not escape without a few bites on our hands. Heading north on B.C. Hwy 97 we couldn't resist three short hikes: Teeter Creek, Smith River Falls and the Coal River's Whirlpool Canyon. All these waterways feed into the impressively-large Liard River. The Liard, in turn, feeds into the MacKenzie River which flows to the Beaufort Sea in the Arctic. Further down the road we saw a small black bear and several groups...

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Alaska from a tent

May 27, 2011 - More Miles

Day12 Miles: 274 Total: 3584 Campground: Rancheria Campground, YT More rolling hills and evergreen forests were the scenery for today. Along the way we saw quite a few bison, several bear, a couple of moose, and a few elk. Our play stop today was Liard Hot Springs for a warm but refreshing soak in the hot springs. We talked to a couple from Nassau Bay and two young guys who are biking from Fairbanks to Florida. The stop in Watson Lake was for fuel and to visit the Signpost Forest which has 10,000’s of signs from all over the world. We saw...

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Aug 6, 2008 - Driving day

We left Skagway,at sea level, driving to White Pass, climbing steadily to about 2900 ft. altitude. The road was a twisty tight 2 lane road, with a steady view straight down on Mariannes side. She decided to either sleep, keep her eyes closed, or read a book. The road after the summit wasn't much better either. Atleast this road was paved with somewhat harder shoulders, then we had on the road to the top of the world. We were trying to make some time as we still had 1300 miles to Vancouver, with the side trip to Hyder. We managed to make...

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Jun 13, 2006 - Rancheria

June 13, 2006 The AC worked fine during the night and we woke up to a cool morning. Good to have an electrician along to make repairs. Soon after we left the Northern Rockies RV Park in Muncho Lake, BC, we saw a black bear eating dandelions along the road. At three different locations we saw a total of five bison grazing at the side of the road. Further up the road we got a glimpse of a Kodiak bear. I kept the motor home moving slowly on the side of the road and Rosalie was able to get a couple pictures before it moved into the woods. We...

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May 26, 2006 - Roadsite pullout - W. of Continental Divide, YT

So we decide to pull out next to the Swift River and spend the night in this great turnout. Lots of room, level, and since its starting to rain, a very welcome alternative to keeping on driving. The next day, we are sitting in the RV when we hear a large vehicle slowing down fast on the AlCan. Hey, maybe we're getting company but faced the way we are, the noise is behind us an we can't see what's going on. Then another one hits the brakes but nobody is pulling into the turnout. So my curiousity gets the better of me and I step out to see...

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