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Jul 7, 2014 - Sat, 7/5

First, my news is not so good. I have succeeded in locking myself out of my iPad and I need to get to an Apple store (probably) to get it fixed. So I will be writing on Paul's laptop and at this time I do not have access to my photos. Ah, well. life goes on...... Saturday we left Sikanni River Campground and climbed way up. Our host told us that it gets very cold during the winter in the bottom of this canyon, where the campground is located (-60 degrees). And nobody stays thru the winter. I enjoyed the campfire with Harold (our host),...

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To Alaska and Back

Jul 4, 2014 - Happy July 4!

Packed in a drizzle, fed Flutie, had coffee from the Lodge and left by 8:15. Mosquitoes are fierce here. Have to hunt them down as we drive. They flood in when the car door is opened. The road (called the AlCan at first and the Alaska Highway now) between Liard River Hot Springs and Fort Nelson is very scenic but lots of gravel breaks. Even with the bad conditions this road is still a marvelous achievement. It's the only one thru these mountains. Toad River below Muncho Lake is running high. A rafting company had a 'no rafting' sign out. We...

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To Alaska and Back

May 20, 2012 - Whitecourt, AB to Pink Mountain, BC

Today we drove from Whitecourt, Ab. Canada to Pink Mountain, BC. Canada. The roads were still good but went to two lane highway after Dawson Creek, BC.. Dawson Creek is mile maker zero of the Alcan highway. The view of the roads were straight and you could see for many miles. It kinda looks like driving in upper Wisconsin. The campsite we are staying at tonight is more or less at the bottom of the barrel but we at least have electric and I am connected to the campsite WiFi. They said if you hear noise at night don't go out side. The bears...

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Jun 5, 2011 - Pink Mountain, BC - Heading West on the Alaska Highway

(Ron Writing) This morning we worshiped with the friendly, welcoming congregation of the St. James Presbyterian Church in Dawson City. This congregation ranks up there as one of the friendliest we’ve visited in all our travels. After the service we were invited to attend a special potluck in the church basement. The potluck was held to honor a couple that have been very active members of the church for 30 years but are now moving away to spend their retirement years in southern British Columbia where the winters are less severe. The food...

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Oct 9, 2009 - Pink Mountain, BC

We found winter - the high temperature for the day was 24, with 14 degrees when we stopped at Pink Mountain. It is a bad sign when a snowmachine drives by as you are getting settled in your camper. The Milepost says the population of Pink Mountain is 48. I hope we don't have to stop anywhere more remote than this! I also found a way to feel REALLY stupid in Canada - the radio had been mentioning a long holiday weekend, so when I was in the grocery store I asked the bagger what holiday it was. She looked really confused and then said...

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New York to Alaska

Sep 20, 2009 - Pink Mountain, BC

Reflection Lake proved to be a tasty treat. We saw three moose in the lake and they stayed around to get their picture taken! We had a long day of driving today. We reached the summit of the Alaska Highway in the Rockies where there is a long view over hill and dale. While still in the Rockies we saw more stone sheep and caribou and another northern harrier. Little critters scampered across the road, purpose unknown. It was a pretty drive through the mountains coming down the east side. Then the terrain leveled out before we reached Fort...

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Jun 17, 2008 - Made it to the start of the Alaska Highway

Only had a couple hours drive before we would reach Dawson Creek, so we decided to start out at 8:00 am instead of 7:00 am. We filled up the trucks at a Shell commercial unattended station at Grande Prairie …which was a Flying J managed station . Got a whole $7.22 discount on a $328.00 fill up. It was $1.36/litre. The diesel up here is only about 5 cents higher per litre than gas. Made it to Dawson Creek by 9:30 am since we crossed a time zone again. Now we are in Pacific Time Zone and will be until we cross in Alaska, which has it’s own...

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Jun 9, 2008 - Pink Mountain, BC

We got a very late start today and didn't leave Dawson Creek until around 2 PM. We drove to Pink Mountain RV Park at Mile 143 on the Alaska Highway. We paid $20 for water and electric hookups with a pull thru site. We just wanted a place to park and sleep and that's about all we did. The electric turned out to be only 15 amps. We have never had hookups this low before and it took Jerry a minute to find the right adapter to hook the electric up. I am glad we did have the right adapter. We had to use the generator to do much more than watch...

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Jun 2, 2008 - Fort Nelson and Pink Mountain

We left Dawson Creek on Sunday morning and headed north towards Fort Nelson. The road was smooth and easy riding—unlike what we have been warned we will encounter once we get further north in Canada and Alaska. The scenery was pretty—not much yet in the way of dramatic mountains, but lots of lovely green trees and hillsides in all directions. Unlike the caravans, which like to go 250-300 miles each day, our goal is to limit our driving to around 150 miles per day so that we get to relax and enjoy the journey. Therefore, instead of driving...

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Jun 19, 2007 - Arrive: Pink Mountain, AB

Miles driven today = 426 Total miles driven = 4,835 Our drive today was a long one. The roads were good and we probably averaged 50 MPH or so. The speed limit signs are in Kilometers. 80 km. = 50 MPH. 110 km. = 65 MPH. We arrived late at Pink Mountain RV Park. No comments on Pink Mountain RV Park.

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Jun 7, 2007 - Pink Mountain, British Columbia

Another day of driving took us to Pink Mountain -- named for the mountain nearby (unseen) -- that is pink either because of the pink flowers that bloom, or the abundance of feldspar. Huh? The ad for this place called it the best campground on the Alaska Highway. It exaggerated.

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Travels with Baxter

Jun 2, 2007 - Pink Mountain, British Columbia

We have an exciting start to the day. I put the coffee maker out in the evening all ready to go. John perks the coffee in the morning. This morning I hear, "Janet, where are the coffee cups?!?!" Oops, did I forget something? John and Tom take the canoe out early onto Charlie Lake. Charlie Lake is advertised as The Walleye Capital. John catches a walleye and a northern pike but when we talk to a local in town he tells us we should have skipped Charlie Lake. Go further north to the Sikanni River. We ride into Fort St. John for breakfast and...

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