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Old 06-10-2015, 04:25 PM   #15
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Timber Wolf, I never said my breakfast a Double G's was my most memorable part of our trip. I said I think my breakfast there was the best I had on my trip. I said I think about the TRIP almost everyday
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:05 PM   #16
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Old 06-10-2015, 09:26 PM   #17
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on your way home use the new South Fraser Perimeter Road. It is so much better than going through Langley Surrey etc on Hwy 10.

Have a great trip.
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:38 AM   #18
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Rifles and shotguns allowed in Canada, but no handguns at all. Bear Spray a good idea. The Alaska Highway is now great and paved. Not a challenge at all, but count on an average of 100 miles between fuel stops. Don't ever pass one. Best campground in Whitehorse is my place. "Betsey" would enjoy meeting another Boler, lots of space, good advice, and moose steaks ready to go. Just keep me posted. Jim drdog@yukonvet.ca
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:07 AM   #19
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Hope to see you (and others) along the way to Denali & Anchorage. We (myself in an Escape 17B, and friends in a Scamp 16) are on our way. left upstate NY on the 8th, currently in Michigan's UP. We will follow US2 as far as ND, then into Canada.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:34 AM   #20
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Thanks everyone for the hospitality. I'm amazed at the number of responses so quickly. I've watched the forum for over a year and searched it for answers to my questions but never posted one. I think I'm pretty prepared but am happy to have the tips as there is always something I hadn't thought of.

The first time I heard the 'fill-up every chance you get' advice I thought someone was just extra cautious, but now that I've heard it from almost everyone I talk to I'll be sure to follow that advice.

Deet is on my list as is Bear Spray too... but despite having a grandfather who was an avid hunter and trapshooter I don't own a rifle so wont be bringing one. I must admit Grizzlies are my biggest fear. I hike here and black bears don't concern me but Grizzlies are a whole different ball park.

I've eaten at Double G's as I spent a summer working at Northern Rockies Lodge in Muncho Lake. I've driven from Fort St. John to Watson lake that summer so have a bit of an idea what I'm getting in to, though I've never towed my boler that far, I've only had it a year and mainly just around the central island here.

I've added the clear packing tape that is something I hadn't thought of.

The dog leash story made me laugh... I have a dog aggressive dog that only gets off leash on logging roads in the middle of no-where I thought this would be her summer to get lots of free roaming in.... but your little story has made me rethink that Roger.

Although I wont be doing the Capilano Campground this trip I'm happy for the tip for future reference.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:37 AM   #21
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Bill coming from the Island could you not take the ferry from Port Hardy to Prince Rupert? down side to that? Besides price.
That is my plan the ferry is booked for the morning of Saturday June 26th. I have a wedding in Whitehorse to be at on July 4th, and although the ferry is expensive it saves a lot of time. It's been on my bucket list for years so I'm ok with the cost.
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:44 AM   #22
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Hope to see you (and others) along the way to Denali & Anchorage. We (myself in an Escape 17B, and friends in a Scamp 16) are on our way. left upstate NY on the 8th, currently in Michigan's UP. We will follow US2 as far as ND, then into Canada.
I Think you will be ahead of me. I don't leave the island until 27 June I will be in Whitehorse on July 4 for a wedding and then heading up to Alaska after that. Have an amazing trip



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Old 06-19-2015, 12:01 PM   #23
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A conversation that I just had with a friend made me remember that, when you are travelling north in fire season, there may be days when the road is closed and you are not allowed to progress. If that happens, stop and enjoy the day!!
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Old 06-19-2015, 12:13 PM   #24
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A conversation that I just had with a friend made me remember that, when you are travelling north in fire season, there may be days when the road is closed and you are not allowed to progress. If that happens, stop and enjoy the day!!
Unfortunately due to the dry winter and spring we have had this year in BC the odds of that happening this summer due to wild fires are fairly high.
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We just got back from Dawson City, Fill up in larger towns rather than the lodges along the way. Most lodges run on generators and YOU will be paying for the costs involved. We hit one lodge and didn't notice the price until it was too late. $1.75/L compaired to $1.16 in most larger communities. Remember its about 4l/US gallon.
The Yukon goverment parks are a steal at $12/ night with free firewood. Most are fairly small but are very well kept. We stayed in a couple, Big Creek was very nice but only about 12 sites. Commercial sites are about $35/ night.
If your heading to Dawson City and you have a Parks Canada yearly pass, it will get you into a lot of the sites there.
Liard Hot Springs is very nice and well worth stopping for. Try to get there earlier in the day if you are planning to stay in the park as it seems to fill up fast. There is a lodge with camp site across the road (with hookups).

If you are heading north to Dawson City you HAVE to stop at Braeburn Lodge for their cinnamon buns (about 10" round ) and their huge sandwiches (one will feed 2 people).
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Best buns I have ever eaten were at some camp ground about 100 miles south of Double G's take your time and smell the cinnamon buns.
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There seem to be a lot of cinnamon buns up north.


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Old 07-23-2015, 01:01 AM   #28
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I just finished the Alaska portion. Crossed the top of the world highway and am camped in the $12 site across the river from Dawson city. Tomorrow we go explore


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