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RE: Extra Tires to the Yukon?

It was better in the old days (I grew up in Beaver Creek) when the AK Hwy was gravel through that section (DBay to Beaver Creek) because it could be graded to smooth it out whenever that was needed. But now it is paved and takes a lot more to improve it when it heaves due to winter freezing of the wetland areas under the highway. But it was the US government that wanted it paved since the majority of users of that section are American (tourists, semi trucks, residents).
sue.t 05/21/18 08:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Met this mamma and her two cubs along the Alaska Highway in Northern BC. She didn't care that I stopped to photograph her with one of her cubs. http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20120701_Griz-AKHwy_0370.jpg width=700 This one ran up to me playfully but mamma griz wasn't fretting about it being by my car while I photographed it; mamma stayed with the other cub http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20120701_Griz-AKHwy_0382.jpg width=700
sue.t 05/13/18 08:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Met this cow moose and her calf on the Taylor Highway - she wasn't pleased that we stopped to take pictures http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20110722_Moose_144.jpg width=700
sue.t 05/13/18 08:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Extra Tires to the Yukon?

We typically carry only one spare for the truck and one for the fifth wheel. Usually this is okay BUT last year after going through a construction zone south of Whitehorse, one of our truck tires collapsed near Rancheria. It was a goner. Put the spare on and thought we'd buy a new tire in Watson Lake to have another spare, but there wasn't a new tire of the right size available there, so we bought a different size used tire just to have a spare, in case we got another flat. Got home okay though. A few years ago we had another flat near Rancheria after driving through a construction zone only 3 km from Rancheria. On one of our trips to Inuvik, we had two flats. You never know so it just depends how well prepared you want to be.
sue.t 04/15/18 09:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Boondocking tips on the way from Denver to Alaska

Then don't plan on overnighting at the Walmart in Whitehorse. There were RVers with their trailers unhooked from tow vehicles, slides extended, awnings and lawn chairs out, and fish grilling on charcoal bbq grills in the Walmart parking lot. The Walmart lot becomes home to Whitehorse residents who can't find a place to rent or buy. There's full-timers through the winter too. In summer, it's just a crazy place. Many locals stop shopping there due to the number of RVs there that are blocking the parking area.
sue.t 04/14/18 09:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best time to travel to Alaska

September has always been our favorite time to travel in Yukon and Alaska. Yup, some of the tourist services and commercial campgrounds close first week of September, but we enjoy camping in the Yukon gov't campgrounds so no problem :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20120905_ToW_0243.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/22/18 08:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Thanks to all for the great information! I will continue to reevaluate my trip. What is the "Circle" you mention? At Tok you can continue straight on the AK Hwy and do a counter-clockwise circle to return to Tok. Or turn left onto the Tok cut-off and Glenn Highway and do a clockwise circle to return to Tok. We usually check the weather in Valdez when we're at Tok. If it is sunny we head to Valdez first to enjoy the beauty. It if is raining, then we head to Fairbanks first and hope the weather clears by the time we get to Valdez. The drive into Valdez is spectacular http://yukonsights.ca/20100824_Nabesna-Blueberry.html One trip, the rain was harsh at Valdez and none of the glorious sights could be seen. So now we let Mother Nature determine whether we're going clockwise or counter-clockwise around the circle.
sue.t 02/08/18 09:26pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dempster Highway

There aren't bridges - still ferries. Usually start running in early June and stop in late October. http://www.dot.gov.nt.ca/Highways/Highway_System/NWTHwy8 In winter, highway travellers need to wait for the river to freeze and ice bridges to open.
sue.t 02/05/18 09:25pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dempster Highway

Our last trip to the Arctic Circle was in 2015. http://yukonsights.ca/DempsterHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/Dempster/20150630_Dempster_131.jpg width=700
sue.t 02/04/18 09:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Chainsaw ?

Same in Yukon - a permit is needed to cut trees for firewood or to take down standing dead trees. You also need to ensure you are not on First Nation settlement lands if you plan to take any of the resources from the land. The territorial campgrounds provide free firewood for users of the campgrounds, and the overnight fee is only $12. Also, if you have a campfire in the wilderness, be sure you put it completely out. When we're out in the back country, we've often come across campfires that have been abandoned and are still burning. Please don't do that! Fire risk has been high in recent years.
sue.t 02/01/18 09:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Life above the Arctic Circle -- looks like fun to me!

I love Yukon winters. We walk our dogs twice a day regardless of the temperature, even at -40. Just need to dress appropriately. We also snowshoe, ski, ski-doo and take daytrips to sightsee the mountain ranges along the Haines Road and Kluane area. It's beautiful! Liard hot springs is also great at -40 ! Maybe because I was born and raised here, it is quite normal for me. Hated the rain, rain, rain, rain, rain when I lived on Vancouver Island for 30 years. Liard Hot Springs in December 2001 at -40F http://yukonsights.ca/images/2001Dec/20011200_005_Liard2.jpg width=700
sue.t 01/30/18 09:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Life above the Arctic Circle -- looks like fun to me!

1 a.m. at Inuvik on June 21, 1996 That's the sun - not the moon :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/Dempster/19960621_022_Inuvik0100h.jpg width=700
sue.t 01/29/18 10:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Life above the Arctic Circle -- looks like fun to me!

We camped at -40 during one of trips from Vancouver Island to Beaver Creek near the Yukon/Alaska border http://yukonsights.ca/19981212_AlaskaHwy.html Now that we live in Yukon, we often take winter day trips just to enjoy the scenery http://yukonsights.ca/20140222_KluaneLk.html Also like driving the Haines road in winter http://yukonsights.ca/20130302_HainesHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20130302_HainesHwy_009.jpg width=700
sue.t 01/27/18 08:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fat tire snow biking in Yukon -- now to find hookups nearby

Sue, thanks for those links! And what is that board in front of the truck? That is cardboard to block the cold winter air so the engine can run warm. Very common attachment in the north in winter, even my little Honda Fit has a cover on the front so I can have some heat inside my car :B See commercial covers available in Alaska at http://alaskatent.com/covers/grillcovers.html Includes covers to protect your grill from all the insects in summer
sue.t 01/25/18 08:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Fat tire snow biking in Yukon -- now to find hookups nearby

Do you love cycling and dogs too? https://www.facebook.com/MuktukAdventures/photos Winter camping is fine if you're set up for it. http://yukonsights.ca/20130329_Rancheria-Liard.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20130329_Liard_079.jpg width=700
sue.t 01/24/18 09:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: This is the Year Internet From Space Gets Really Serious

I've had satellite internet for two years. No issues. Reliable too. Also use it for our phone because the local supplier wanted $10,000 to install a landline to our home. In the north, infrastructure is aging and unreliable but the new satellite internet system that we have (Xplornet) is trouble-free.
sue.t 01/10/18 06:52am Technology Corner
RE: windows 10 free upgrade...3 days left!

At work they provided me with a new computer with Windows 10. Having to use Windows 10 there has confirmed that I will stick with Win7 Ultimate on my two home desktops. Our systems tech is also sticking with Win7 on his personal computer. The main reason is I don't like all the changes that take away my ability to control my computer and that the computer assumes it knows what I want to do next and automates stuff that I'm quite comfy doing on my own. I'm an MS-DOS elder and have worked with every version of Windows (except 8) so I don't like having a system that wants to take over.
sue.t 01/07/18 09:11am Technology Corner
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

If you want to tour the Dempster Highway in winter, take a look at this other new German video. Nicely done! http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=70881
sue.t 01/05/18 04:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

A German videographer travelled the Alaska Highway during the summer of 2017 to honor the highway's 75th anniversary. The link to his video, which aired on German TV, is at http://www.3sat.de/mediathek/?mode=play&obj=70882 Even though the narration is in German, the video shows many areas along the Alaska Highway and is a good watch.
sue.t 01/04/18 07:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: computer security Update

Not free but has been very reliable and worthy: Trend Micro Received a free subscription with my Dell desktop years ago and have paid to renew the subscription and will do so again next year. It has been effective and can be installed on numerous devices with one subscription. A previous software I used started out as legit but then became a viral issue years later.
sue.t 12/16/17 09:15am Technology Corner
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