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Jul 26, 2012 - Day 93, Telegraph Creek

Day 93, Thursday, July 26, 2012 Telegraph Creek Road was built in 1922, but the town of Telegraph Creek was settled in the 1860’s partly due to a gold rush but also due to efforts to build a telegraph line connecting to Europe. Those efforts were abandoned with the discovery of short wave radio. It’s a 70 mile, narrow, gravel road that has several sets of steep switchbacks through some awesome scenery. We hadn’t gotten very far when a local native guy in a pickup with a smashed hood flagged us down. Just beyond him was the moose in the...

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Jul 10, 2007 - Telegraph Creek and back to Dease Lake

Rained all night, but we headed out to Telegraph Creek about 9:30 anyway (112 km). It was pretty fogged in until about half way with lots of bear scat on the road but no sightings. Really really steep grades periodically (20%) for the last half of the trip. Twisty, windy, muddy and slippery to boot. Hit construction again. On our way down one incline, we picked up a rock in the front right disk brake assembly, which howled like a banshee until we took the wheel off and got rid of it. A couple from Ft. St. John stopped to ask if we needed...

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May 27, 2007 - A Fantastic Ride to Telegraph Creek

Telegraph Creek is 115 km west of Dease Lake via a gravel road: AND WHAT A GREAT ROAD!! This was by far the best backroad I have ever been on. For the first 50 km or so it is twisty and like a roller coaster. It then enters "The Grand Canyon of the Stikine" which is apply named. You won't see any motorhomes at the end of this road. The road drops down through the canyon via switchback after switchback with grades as steep as 20%. Single lane width in most places, no guard rails and hundreds of feet of clear space to the canyon floor...

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