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Jun 3, 2017 - Sikanni River, BC

We headed up the Alaskan Highway as we did in 2009. We did not stop at a couple of the tourist spots since we had seen them before they but are important to mention here. There was a side road off this improved road, the original Alaska 1942 road, that crossed the original long curved wooden bridge that the Army built. I added a few of my photos from 2009 for you. We also skipped Charlie Lake and its Memorial to the six men lost in a boating accident on the lake as they were transporting road equipment. There are some on-going road...

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Jun 28, 2013 - Sikanni Chief, BC

More rain. Still no fish. We are out of there. Finally about an hour and a half from our destination of Sikanni Chief the sky cleared and the temperature soared to 63 degrees. About 75 miles south of Fort Nelson, Jeff and Susan Collingwood passed us going north. They are tail gunners on a Fantasy caravan to Alaska. Luckily there was a campsite at Sikanni River Campground. There also were mosquitoes.

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Aug 3, 2012 - Day 74 Fort Nelson to Sikanni River Campground

Day 74: Fort Nelson to Sikanni Chief River Campground, 123 miles. We had another beautiful day! We saw one cow moose today, darn, I really wanted to see a bull, but I guess it's not meant to be. At Fort Nelson we toured the museum and saw an enormous amount of 1940's vintage vehicles. Many of the vehicles were used in making the Alaskan highway. Inside the museum there were hundreds of items donated by the families in the area. Sorry for the short messages, but we haven't had internet access for four days and it gets hard to remember what...

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Jul 19, 2012 - Sikanni Chief after some "minor" setbacks...

Got a slow start out of Dawson Creek after I discovered a broken bolt on the hitch for the swivel wheel.....luckily we found it before the other bolt broke too! Located a great hardware store and got on the road about an hour late. We were headed to Ft Nelson, but when we stopped to get fuel it turned out the station was closed and we had to make a reasonably tight turn around.....WELL....the swivel wheel hit a concrete wall and broke one of its 2 attach points!!!! VERY BAD!!! That caused it to tip up on one side with the back of the...

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Jun 25, 2012 - Sikanni Chief, BC

Today's trip took us from Dawson Creek to Sikanni Chief, BC. I had to delete some of the photos due to the rain and windshield conditions. We ended the day at a small, rustic camp ground along the Sikanni River aptly named the same. We had only 20 amp service so we had to go easy on what electricity (i.e. modern conveniences) we used. We needed heat though and that was just fine. Due to all the recent rains the campground was a big muddy mess and full of our friends, the mosquitoes. We didn't see any wildlife except for the bear along the...

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Sep 16, 2010 - Day 64 - Toad River, BC to Sikanni Chief, BC

We awoke this morning to see small white things flying in the air. Eddi said the thermometer in the car said 37 degrees. Nothing heavy, just a very light flurry, but enough to want us to get back down to the lower 48. Leaving Toad River, we crossed over the Racing and MacDonald Rivers before ascending to Summit Pass, elevation 4250. Enroute, we encountered a herd of caribou and then a small group of stone sheep. As we climbed up to Summit Pass, the dusting of snow on the trees and ground became heavier. Descending on the east side of Summit...

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Cope's Trek

May 31, 2010 - Sikanni Chief, BC

Campground: Sikanni River Campground We left Dawson Creek this morning heading toward Sikanni (pronounced SICK an i) Chief. Almost immediately Jeff and Susan and we turned off the main highway to go see the old curved wooden bridge that was part of the original Alcan Highway. Not only did we see the bridge but we drove over it. Right after the bridge we drove over about a mile of gravel. That’s what the original Alaska Highway was like. We rejoined Rte 97, the present Alaska Highway. It was mostly rolling hills till we got to the Peace...

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North to Alaska 2010

May 22, 2008 - Heading North again

Up early today and ready to go, First stop Dawson Creek for the Mile "0" photo and town tour, then on to a stop in Taylor,BC(these towns are in my stamp book so we will stop to see what info the visitors centerhas),then Ft. St. John and finally an RV camp on the Skianni River that the gals in Hudson's Hope recommended. Finally seeing a few other rvs on the road, the Dawson Creek visitors center had 5 or 6 today so we visited and took pictures. Going up to Taylor is a windy,climbing road with a wonderful overlook of the city and it's bridge....

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