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Jul 11, 2015 - Bell 11 to Kinaskan

Day 12 Saturday, July 11 Distance for the day 117.0 km Distance remaining 2168.5 km of 3300 km Time in the saddle 6 hr 02 min Total riding time 52 hr 39 min Total meters climbed 1346 m Total meters climbed 9499 m It started raining in the night. At first, it was tentative, but by morning it had set in. Everything was wet. It is a learned experience of how to fold up the sleep gear without it getting wet and then place it in a wet location while you fold up the wet tent and then place wet tent with dry gear. Why bother. We all selected...

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Aug 19, 2013 - The Cassiar Hiway

8-17-2013 From: Whitehorse,Alaska, To: Big creek campground, Provincial Park, Yukon, Canada. Today is the first day of our trek to get home. It was kind of cloudy this morning and we had a slight sprinkle or two, but all in all it was a comfortable travel day. We went from the Yukon, into BC, across the continental divide, and then back into the Yukon. We saw one black bear crossing the road near Teslin lake. Big creek campground is a little campground with only about 15 sites, but very clean and right on the river. A bargain for $12 a...

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Jun 3, 2013 - Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park, BC

Blue skies smiling at me on the way to Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park. On the road Sally saw bear #3, we all saw bear #4 and finally got a picture of bear #5. Meehan Lake rest stop for lunch. When we arrived at Kinaskan we were the only folks there. We encountered Rudy from Belgium and Jean from Switzerland. Jean was pretty quiet but Rudy made up for that; he knows everything. One day we drove to Tatogga Lake to see their lake, campground and have lunch at their restaurant. Nice people but we decided not to stay there. Our last night there...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Near Bob Quinn Lake, BC

Wed, 08 Aug: It rained off and on throughout the nite, but when we awoke the sun was shining. We breakfasted and got Carpe ready for the road. When we arrived last evening the mosquitoes were so thick we couldn't do much outside, so this morning we went through our pre-departure checklists to ensure that all was ready. At 0855 we rolled wheels and headed south on the Cassier Highway (BC 37). Driving the Cassier was a distinctly different experience than the Alaska Highway, or even most of the others we've driven up north. The road is very...

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2012 Travels

Aug 20, 2011 - Cassier Highway to Kinaskan Lake

The Cassier Highway is a 450 mile scenic route with good wildlife viewing. It provides access to Hyder, Alaska. Although not particularly hilly, there were a few 8% grades. It was mostly a good surface with no shoulders and no guard rails. We drove about 45-50 mph. There were numerous lakes along the way. The highway did improve south of Boya Lake. We stopped at Jade City. I was sad when I learned that the jewelry and carvings are fashioned overseas. South of Jade City the highway improved dramatically. About the very moment that I read...

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Alaska Bound

Jul 5, 2011 - South on the Cassiar

A beautiful morning at Boya Lake. Calm water and sunshine. Temperatures during the day are around 15 C and at night around 8 C. Cool for this time of year. Even here in the Cassiar Mountains. A little slow getting going this morning and left the campground at 10:00 AM. The Cassiar is a beautiful wilderness drive through mountains, river valleys and high plateaus. Our first stop was at Jade City. Did you know that this area produces 92 % of the world's jade? It's also rich in many other minerals and there is lots of active mining in the...

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Aug 15, 2010 - Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park, BC

Campground: Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park On the way south we spotted a herd of mountain goats along the side of the road. We are also noticing that the leaves are starting to turn. We stopped at the jade store to use their free wifi. Kinaskan Lake Provincial Park is also very pretty but Boya is still our favorite. The others saved us a lovely spot. The fishing is better here but quite a hike from the campsites. And now it’s rainbow trout, very good.

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North to Alaska 2010



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