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Jul 17, 2018 - Toad River

We are at Toad River, the third stop on the caravan. This is a place in a vally with mountains around, very beautiful. There is no cell service and very limited internet (at the campground office only). Ther weather has been great so far, spotty rain but mostly fair with temps in the 60's. We will be at Watson Lake tomorrow for two days and should have some service.

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Jul 3, 2018 - Alaska Highway Mile 0 through 422

Started out in Dawson Creek BC which is the start of the Alaskan HIghway, Alcan Highway. I always assumed that the highway was built so RVs could get to Alaska, but as it turns out, there was another reason. The highway was built in 1942 as a military supply line that was vital to the war effort. It took 11000 troops and 16000 civilians to build the 1523 mile highway and it was done in 9 months. There were 133 bridges and 8000 culverts, and believe me it is not built in flatlands. A good part of what we have been on so far in 400 miles,...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Travel to Toad River

Travel 346 miles (drive time 6:40), for a total trip of 2939 miles and drive time of 53:50. Fort St. John is another city with a lot of activity. I believe it includes oil and gas and logging. There are many heavy equipment dealers and oil field support businesses. Along the road we noticed places where people working in the remote area can stay. Today was mainly driving, it was a long way between gas, food and restroom stops. South of Fort Nelson, the road was tree lined with few long range views. North of Fort Nelson the views became...

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Jun 6, 2017 - Toad River, BC

Bear, Stone Sheep, Deer, Moose Today’s journey gave us views of the Canadian Rockies, glacial rivers and lakes that are turquoise colored. The roads were twisty and winding, and lots of level changes. There were some amazing snow topped ragged mountains in the distance, and a few patches of snow on the ground next to the highway. Today’s drive began to reveal Mother Nature to us. We slowed down when a herd of Stone Sheep were along the highway edge. Male with huge curled horns, females with short horns and a couple of adorable calves....

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Jun 16, 2016 - Puddles to Peaks! (Toad River BC)

Today was nothing short of AMAZING!! We finally left most of the rain behind in Fort Nelson, traveled to Toad River BC. I'm not sure if this is really a town, all that is here is the lodge/restaurant/cabins/rv park, and of course gas pumps (thank heavens!). We saw lots of wildlife today; bear, moose, and even a little red fox sitting along side the road. We got some pretty good pics of the moose & bear, and lots of scenery! When we saw the moose, we had stopped on a pull out to take some pics of the mountain peaks up ahead, and suddenly...

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Alaska 2016

May 26, 2015 - Trip to Toad River

It has been quite a drive today. We left Dawson Creek at 9am with the intent of traveling around 6 hours to the Stone Mountain Provincial Park. Well, about 10 hours later we made it to the Toad River Lodge and RV Park. Toad River is about 1 hour past Stone Mountain. Somewhere along the line, I just keep going! The road itself was a bit of a challenge, with construction in some areas and much needed construction in others. Leaving Dawson Creek we traveled about 200 miles with pretty heavy traffic. Most of which was heavy equipment trucks for...

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Alaska 2015

Aug 5, 2014 - Toad River, BC

Today we stopped at Liard River Hotsprings. What a great stop. The water was 40°C and maybe more. The posted warning is not to stay more than 20 minutes. By that time your muscles are melting! It was so relaxing. We are now at Toad River Lodge and RV Park. It is very peaceful and a really pretty spot. Sophie has already been for a swim trying to chase some ducks. Unfortunately the only downer of the day was major starburst chip in the motorhome windshield. It was probably the only stone thrown up today!

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2014 Alaska Trip

Jun 10, 2013 - Simatti Chief River to Toad Lake

The drive today was a winding road that followed the river most of the way. It was also narrow and tough to drive and look at the pretty scenery. The park we are staying at tonite is known for its beaver lake next to the camp sites. We got sites 7, 8 and 9 and directly behind the rv were the beavers busy at work. They were so intriguing we decided to stay another day. They are always busy and work from dawn to dusk. They never brought out the little ones- so there was only three beavers at most. But they put on a show.

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Huffhines Travels

Jul 17, 2012 - Another day on the road

We came across a young Caribou shortly after heading out. We’d been seeing Prairie Dogs and Chipmunks, but so far they were the only wildlife. It was great to see that Caribou. We're staying at the Toad River Lodge campground tonight. Melissa started some laundry while I set up camp. Just as we were finishing up the tent – you guessed it – it started raining! It rained most of the night again. The Lodge has some really pretty little cabins available and we are sure envying them!

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Alaska 2012

Jun 27, 2012 - Toad River, BC

Greetings! We left Sikanni Chief on June 26th and headed for Toad River. We saw the bear in the pictures, but that was about it. The scenery is getting interesting and thankfully the Milepost is telling us what we see. That makes the drive so interesting. I read and the boy drives. We drove through an area where the roads had been washed out last week. There was still mud and gravel on the road. The people traveling this road last week had to go back to Dawson Creek and wait for the road to be reopened after a couple of days of being...

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Jun 27, 2012 - Toad River RV Campground

Stayed at Toad River RV Campground for one night in a Water & Electric only site in Toad River, BC. Once again, we especially enjoyed the free Wi-Fi while we have no cell phone or satellite TV service. This is a recommended RV park. Note 1: On Weds., 06/27/12, we visited Stone Mountain Provincial Park, BC, traveling in route to Toad River, BC. Note 2: On our drive from Fort Nelson to Toad River, BC, we saw several herds of Stone sheep with baby lambs, numerous Moose with a baby calf, an Elk with a baby calf, numerous different species of...

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D & D World Travel

Jun 16, 2012 - Liard Hot Springs

Added some new pictures from yesterday. Will add more when I get service again. Got to run, the guys are waiting on me. Headed to Laird Hot Springs today for a nice hot soak. Oh the Hot Springss were great !!! Just what the body needed. Bob even joined me and in fact was there longer than me. At the source it was too hot to even dip your toe in the water but as you moved down stream it was much better, ie cooler. Weather has been good, sunny and at times cloudy but really decent. The scenery is just out of this world and pictures don't do...

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