Dease Lake, British Columbia
Aug 10, 2012
|Rain and cold again this morning with a temperature of 50 degrees.
Before leaving I tried to call the GM dealership in the Palm Springs area but no cell phone coverage all day today.
I pulled out of my site at 08:00AM and filled the RV with diesel at the gas pumps at the park. 137.788 liters at $1.339 Canadian a liter. I departed at 08:15AM on the Alaska Highway south.
I crossed into British Columbia at 08:45AM, back into the Yukon Territory at 09:25AM, and crossed the Continental Divide at 09:35AM.
I stopped at Nugget City Gas, just north of Watson Lake at 10:50AM. 71.480 liters at $1.399 a liter. I left at 11:05AM.
Just after leaving Nugget City Gas I crossed back in to British Columbia at 11:10AM.
Highway 37, the Cassiar Highway is posted at 80KPH maximum (50MPH). The first part south from the junction of Alaska Highway 1 and Highway 37 to Jade City was narrow, winding, and bumpy with no shoulder and drop offs at the edge of five to six feet.
At Good Hope Lake there was an accident where a Class C spun around and went backwards into the edge of the lake upside down – injured but survived was the word.
From Jade City south to about 25 miles north of Dease Lake the road was a lot better. Still bumpy but not as bad and wider. Then north of Dease Lake was just like the first part. No center line or edge markings the whole way.
I arrived at Dease Lake RV Park at 14:50PM. 30amp E/W. After setting up I tried call the GM dealer using OnStar in my SUV but the call would not go through. Will try again tomorrow from Stewart, British Columbia.
No wildlife sightings today.
Both my Internet and DirecTV work here from site 14.
293.4 RV miles today – 6 hours and 35 minutes driving time.