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Jun 6, 2011 - Purden Lake Provincial Park

We spent the morning locating the road that rafters use to travel up the Clearwater River. We traveled about 20 miles up the river looking for wildlife and being impressed with some of the incredible stretches of rapids. Wildlife watching was a bust except for a flock of vultures and a variety of small birds. We broke camp and started making our way to Princes George making it as far as Purden Lake Provincial Park for the evening. We did see one Black Bear on the drive today.

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Jun 1, 2008 - Hyder, Alaska to Purden Lake, BC

As I had noted on my way up to Hyder, the rivers and streams in northern BC were very high and appeared to be rising. This put a damper on my plans to explore a few new backroads in the area. I had planned on taking a backroad from Cranberry Junction on highway 37 to Terrace, BC. When I stopped and surveyed the road I could not detect and recent tracks. As this is a fairly main logging/access road, the absence of any tracks at all could indicate that it is not passable. In these remote areas it can be days before anyone notices and reports...

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Sep 1, 2006 - One tough morning ...

Friday, September 1 All through the caravan, Cecil made the rounds to check everyone's tires every morning. Checking the tires was accomplished by "thumping" the tires with a 5 Iron. So, to "get even" all the guys got together at 5 AM to go thump Thumpers tires. Of course we thumped several other things like doors, windows, and the sides of his motorhome. We were all gone by the time he got dressed and got out the door. HA! Later in the morning 7:30 or so, we had a continental breakfast, bunches of hugs, bunches of handshakes, a few tears...

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