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RE: new road to arctic

Nice pic Sue, he look's happy, how close to home was this pic. That was about 20 miles up the AK Hwy towards Haines Junction
sue.t 10/17/17 06:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: new road to arctic

We plan to drive By Sues House some time around the first week of July..... take our time to the Artic Ocean at Tuk.....and jump in for a dip. Been planing ever since I read the new year round road would be completed this year. Can't wait.... Soup. PS: we are going....... " alone" You're gonna just drive by and not stop for a visit? GRRRRRR :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20170620_grizzly_09.jpg width=640
sue.t 10/16/17 12:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Handguns into Canada

Canada's laws aren't overly unique for travellers crossing the border. Canadians need approvals and permits to take firearms into the US too. It must be done in advance and can take up to three months.
sue.t 08/15/17 07:00am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Toc to Dawson City?

This pullout is on the Alaska side of the border http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20110722_TaylorHwy_459.jpg width=700 There's a big open area on the Yukon side a short distance from the customs buildings, which are visible on the right side of this photo http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20100910_TaylorHwy_3159.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/24/17 10:02pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Toc to Dawson City?

Alaska Highway to the Alaska/Yukon border: http://yukonsights.ca/TaylorHwy.html Alaska/Yukon border to Dawson City: http://yukonsights.ca/TopOfTheWorld.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20100910_TaylorHwy_3169.jpg width=700 http://yukonsights.ca/images/ToW/20100911_TopOfWorld_3261.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/22/17 10:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tell me about the Yukon

Hundreds of Yukon photos on my website at http://yukonsights.ca/ Mining & ghost towns? Plan to spend some time in Dawson City. Wildlife? Alaska Highway Whitehorse to Kluane Lake often has elk, bears, deer, moose, fox, wild horses and more.
sue.t 07/20/17 09:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: B.C. declares Province-wide state of emergency - July 7

July 16 news article BC Wildfires: Dry Weather Continues To Fuel 'Nasty' Blazes The fires continue to spread. 160 fires burning now with 37,000 people evacuated from their homes. Jeez, that is almost as many as the total population of Yukon!
sue.t 07/16/17 04:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Stay off shoulder of Alaska Highway

Again we encountered a motorhome close to tipping over on the shoulder of the Alaska Highway, yesterday. Fortunately, they were able to be pulled out upright by another motorist. I chatted with the couple from California. She said the lesson learned is to only pull over into rest areas and constructed pullouts. She was very worried that their RV was going to sink and flip into the ditch. They had disconnected their toad and were working to stabilize things as much as possible. They were northbound to Alaska between Whitehorse and Haines Junction, we've had a lot of rain this summer and they pulled over on a section that looked solid but the right side of the motorhome sunk into the ground. I see this a few times a year when cruising around. Please don't pull over onto the shoulder of the highways up here. Stay on the paved portion of the highway - do NOT let your wheels roll onto the dirt. Along the Haines Hwy things might look solid but if you walk the ditches you'll see areas where the ground squirrels tunnel under the pavement, making the shoulder unstable too!
sue.t 07/15/17 09:21am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Caravan Rant

Deer story - late one evening I was driving north on Hwy 97 south of 100 Mile House, trying to make time so was driving very late, near midnight. A pickup pulled out to pass me, so I slowed down to let him go by. He got back in the northbound lane in front of me and all of a sudden he swerved hard towards the ditch and his truck rolled. A deer had jumped in front of him and he had swerved to avoid it. But he didn't - deer died and his truck was wrecked. Some spirit was taking care of me on that trip - if the truck hadn't passed me I could have been the one to hit the deer.
sue.t 07/09/17 03:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Caravan Rant

The caravans tend to stay at commercial RV parks so if you wish to avoid the pack, then make your rig comfy without needing hookups and stay at the government campgrounds. In Yukon, the government campgrounds are the best! Usually near lakes or streams, free firewood and only $12 per night. When we RVed the north, we rarely stayed in commercial RV parks - usually only once a week when we needed to clean up, dump tanks and fill with water. Otherwise, we were out in the wilderness enjoying the peace and quiet. Now that we live here, we usually drycamp in the wilderness. One comment about the slow-moving RVs - now that I live in Yukon again and commute to work Mon-Fri I often need to pass tourists on the AK Hwy. I totally understand driving for the road conditions if you don't know where the potholes and frost heaves are BUT what often gets me is when I'm passing on a straight stretch and then the RV swerves to the middle of the highway to avoid a bump and I have to swerve to avoid being hit. Please check for someone passing you before you swerve into the oncoming lane - fortunately I have a little car that doesn't need a lot of space but my aging heart has a hard time dealing with the adrenalin rush.
sue.t 07/09/17 12:13pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: B.C. declares Province-wide state of emergency - July 7

The National Post newspaper has an article about the fires. A retired firefighter watched his home go up in flames. http://nationalpost.com/wildfires-raging-in-b-c-interior/ Here's one of the pictures from Cache Creek https://nationalpostcom.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/bc-wildfire.jpg width=640
sue.t 07/09/17 08:53am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: B.C. declares Province-wide state of emergency - July 7

Check the BC Wildfire Service map for up-to-date info regarding fire locations.
sue.t 07/08/17 08:43am RVing in Canada and Alaska
B.C. declares Province-wide state of emergency - July 7

140 new wildfires started on Friday, July 7, burning dozens of buildings and forcing thousands of people from their homes. Evacuation orders were issued for Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Princeton, 105 Mile House and 108 Mile House, while other communities have been placed under evacuation alert, including 100 Mile House and 150 Mile House. The DriveBC webpage indicates that Highway 97 is closed near 100 Mile House and Quesnel due to the fires. Highway 97C is also closed due to a fire. Read this news article to learn more
sue.t 07/08/17 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Driving Highyway 99 Lilloet to Whistler

Take a look at images from our trip with our F250 towing a 25' fifth wheel http://yukonsights.ca/20090917_LLH-Pemberton.html The truck brakes overheated on this piece near the end of the downhill travels http://yukonsights.ca/images/BC/20090917_LLH-NairnPP_486.jpg width=700 This is the profile from the GPS track - distance in miles on the bottom http://yukonsights.ca/images/BC/Lillooet-Pemberton.jpg width=800
sue.t 06/21/17 09:50pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road Conditions Alaska and Yukon

Yukon's government is saying if the US doesn't get back to contributing funding for the Shakwak section, then the only affordable option could be to leave it as a gravel highway again. The reason it was paved was because the US requested it so transport trucks could travel to Alaska easier. Beaver Creek residents preferred the gravel highway because it could be maintained and weren't at all happy with the paving, which made it slower to drive into Whitehorse.
sue.t 06/13/17 09:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road Conditions Alaska and Yukon

Joe, Yukon's population is about 38,000 total, with about 27,000 of those living in the Whitehorse area. Yukon's Premier recently visited Washington to press the US Government to reinstate its funding for the highway maintenance. No luck yet. It has been a few years since the US contributed to the maintenance and upgrades. http://www.cbc.ca/news/yukon-premier-sandy-silver-washington Climate change is affecting the highway more and more. Some sections of the highway in our area need to be upgraded every 2-3 years to deal with the frost heaves, potholes and cracks that open in the surface. The section between Destruction Bay and Beaver Creek is even worse due to ground conditions - lots of wetlands in that area. Beaver Creek is my hometown - I remember walking in the forest and sinking up to my thighs in the moss. In the good old days, 50 years ago, when the highway was gravel it could be graded every few months and smoothed out. Now, even my little Honda Fit will go for a flight now and then, and it isn't uncommon to see RVers with damaged hitches and axles. Read more about the Shakwak Project on this pdf: http://www.hpw.gov.yk.ca/pdf/shakwakprojectbrochure09.pdf
sue.t 06/12/17 09:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: WFi In theYukon,

The tourist info centre in Whitehorse also has Wi-Fi
sue.t 06/11/17 02:56pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 89* in Fairbanks

The Richardson Hwy (between Tok & Fairbanks) is closed this morning about 50 miles south of Fairbanks due to a forest fire. They're trying to get it out but it is in an area of black spruce that is highly inflammatory. Let's hope it doesn't spread too far...
sue.t 06/10/17 08:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: WFi In theYukon,

Yup, the local internet service provider is the reason. The infrastructure is old and unreliable. Thus, I have satellite internet at our house, which is 5x faster than the DSL service we had previously, and for less cost.
sue.t 06/09/17 10:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska

$1.169 per litre in Whitehorse now.
sue.t 06/07/17 08:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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