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May 29, 2017 - Mile 0 on our way to Alaska

Started the day with a leisurely morning went for a swim in Iosegun Lake. Left camp and hit the road at 9:45 a.m. back in the truck, and on the road to our first stop. Grand Prairie, we went to the visitors center and saw the 40-foot sundial got information about a dog park what shopping best part was lunch at the dog park. We met Taylor a Scottish terrier. Stopped at Beaver Lodge to see a ginormous beaver, it didn't scare us. Then we drove to Dawson Creek mile marker 0 of the Alaska Highway. We've driven 1700 miles to start over at zero?...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Fort Nelson to Fort St. John

August 10th Lovely hot day heading to Fort Nelson where we look after all the business of traveling. Unfortunately just about 20 kms outside of town a big RV hauling a car passed us on a gravel section of hwy and cracked the windshield and took out one of the side window in the van. There was so much noise from the windshield impact that we did not realize the side window had been shattered to so by the time we parked for the night just outside of Fort Nelson we had to temporarily tape it up and it was a good thing we did because shortly...

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May 31, 2014 - On Alaskan Highway

We are now on the Alaskan Highway. We left Mike in Dawson Creek. He headed south and we headed north. Funny thing is that we camped at the first RV park we found and it is a far cry from the forest. This is a cravel parking lot but it has hookups and hot showers for washing hair in the morning. Yippee. Although is is a parking lot, there is a Monument to 12 men who drowned in the Charles Lake in 1942 due to the US wanting an outpost here right outside the RV park. Highway 97 into Dawson Creek, BC was good with gentle slopes and valleys. I...

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May 20, 2012 - headed north again

Woke up this morning to frozen water hose! Are you kidding? We were in an RV park outside of Hinton, Alberta, so into town for a quick fuel and WalMart stop before we headed out. We really wanted to push today and there are not many stops on the way. As we headed up the Big Horn Highway toward Grande Cache you can see a lot of logging going on in the area. But there are lots of new trees that have been planted. Grande Cache used as a staging area for fur trappers and Natives prior to their leaving to trap lines in the valleys and mountain...

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May 18, 2012 - Gregg Lake CG to Charlie Lake (near Ft. St. John, BC)

Friday, May 18, 2012 Gregg Lake Campground (near Hinton) to Charlie Lake (near Ft. St. John, BC) 316.8 miles TRAVEL QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.” — Bill Bryson Up at 6:30 with the alarm clock. Another cloudy start to the day and it was monster cold this morning – 29 degrees. The place we got fresh water from last night was frozen solid this morning! But we...

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Aug 23, 2010 - Fort St. John

Hi Everyone Well we made it to Fort St. John this morning. We were able to download all the pictures and got our journal caught up. First I've got to wish our Great Grandson Anthony a Happy Birthday he is five today and is getting ready to start school soon if he hasn't started today. We pulled into a Walmart parking lot and will be staying here tonight. We unloaded the car and did a tour of the city. It isn't too big but not really much here to see. They have a block by a block area that you can walk and read the boards about what happened...

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The Traveling Duo

Aug 22, 2010 - Our journey to Fort St. John BC

This is all about our trip from Dawson City Yukon to Fort St. John BC Aug 20th - Aug 22nd All the pictures are from our travels to Fort St. John Hi Everyone Well we are safe andit appears we are heading for Edmonton Alberta. We have had a great time. We headed for Carmacks Yukon and at this point we will decide which route will take, either stay on the one that were on or take the Campbell Highway. Will take a closer look when we get settled in for the night. When we got gas we talked to some other travelers and they said the Campbell was...

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The Traveling Duo

Jun 21, 2009 - Day 10....Ft. St. John

Stayed in a KOA cabin (shed!) last night in Hinton 6/20. Awoke this morning to rain, and what looked like snow clouds. It hailed last night! I think we have hit every weather element known, except snow. That would be a breeze, compared to rain, down an 11% grade, through the mountains. Look up grades online and you will know what I mean! Today was awesome, after we got out of the mountains. We spotted a grizzly bear on the side of the road. Unbelievable!! We made it to Dawson Creek at MM 0 on the Alaskan Highway. Checked in to the Super 8,...

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Alaska 2009

Jun 21, 2009 - Day l0 Fort St. John, BC

This has been my favorite ride to date. It was drizzling when we left the KOA, with promise of sunshine up the road. Less than an hour out of Hinton, Mike rode up beside me and said he spotted a Grizzly bear coming out of the tree line. We were riding in the back of the group so I just pulled over and he took off to catch up with the rest of the group to tell them. I turned off my bike to wait and it was total wilderness. I could not remember the last time I was in a quiet place with no noise but the birds. Loved it. Soon the bikes came...

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Jul 5, 2007 - Dawson Creek to Fort St. John, BC ~ 46 miles

THURSDAY, JULY 5 - DAY 3 - TRAVEL DAY DAWSON CREEK TO FT. NELSON, B.C. - 280 miles CAMPGROUND DESTINATION TONIGHT: FT. NELSON RV PARK Directions -- 5 miles south of city limits. On Alaska Highway at Milepost 277.9 on the right. Milepost guide page 138 Travel day. We roll today! Our destination tonight is Fort Nelson and the Ft. Nelson 5th Wheel RV Park, along the beautiful Alcan Highway. This will be a long day, but well worth the effort. Fort Nelson is a community that offers travelers every comfort and amenity, including accommodations,...

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Greg's 2007 Odyssey

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