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RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

A friend just posted this on facebook: A very interesting Day 7: Fort Nelson BC to Watson Lake Yukon! 514km/320 miles. Got snowed in trying to cross the summit near Summit Lake! Got pushed out of a drift by 2 Alaskans when the plow plowed me in - then got rescued by a driller called Earl who hopped into the Merc and drove her over the summit and down the other side for me with the confidence that only a local with a class 1 licence could have - thanks to his mate too for picking him up on the other side! In the end I was the only vehicle to go over heading North! It was a lonely highway! Crazy conditions and I'm now proud to own a few more grey hairs!
sue.t 05/29/16 08:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Are we too long to enter Canada?

You won't need to stop at the weigh scales. The safety checks are usually on the highway by a weigh scale though, although the one that told me a running light was burned out was at the junction of two highways and manned by RCMP officers.
sue.t 05/29/16 08:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Are we too long to enter Canada?

The custom agents don't enforce motor vehicle regs - the weigh scales will though. Also at the safety checks that are set up randomly throughout B.C. Every vehicle is stopped and subject to a safety and paperwork check - they check for overweight vehicles too. Been there, done that ... at one stop our paperwork wasn't in order for the trailer insurance. We had done our part but apparently the trailer was still registered to a previous owner in Alberta because the paperwork for the transfers wasn't completed correctly a few owners back. We had to park the trailer until the paperwork was sorted out and in order. At another safety check, I was told one of the running lights on the trailer was burned out, but they let me go without penalty. They checked everything thoroughly to make sure the trailer was loaded correctly and within the tow limits of the truck.
sue.t 05/29/16 12:40pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

It might be starting to melt, but still pretty thick on Steamboat, which is known for thick fog. I remember my Mom making my sister get out and walk on the highway alongside the ditch in the dark, so we wouldn't drive into the ditch in thick fog. Again, this image will update automatically as the day progresses. http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/cameras/484.jpg width=500
sue.t 05/29/16 09:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Even with snow tires and chains, I wouldn't be tempted to drive through this area with fresh snow on the ground. This was last September on a sunny day :B http://yukonsights.ca/20150915_Tetsa-Liard.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20150915_TetsaRvr-Liard_090.jpg width=700
sue.t 05/28/16 12:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Steamboat Hill this morning, about 50 miles north of Fort Nelson NOTE: the image will update automatically, so you'll see current conditions rather than all the snow that is there as I post this. Highway cams at http://images.drivebc.ca/ http://images.drivebc.ca/bchighwaycam/pub/cameras/484.jpg width=600
sue.t 05/28/16 08:55am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Sue special thanks to you for all your excellent info and for having your pet mule deer greet us as we passed by your place. When we go home this fall we will have more time and maybe we can stop for a few minutes! This is her deer partner in our yard, a couple of summers ago http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140712_MuleDeer_44.jpg width=640 http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140712_MuleDeer_07.jpg width=640
sue.t 05/28/16 08:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Environment Canada is recommending NO TRAVEL through the Muncho Lake area today WARNINGS 5:15 AM PDT Saturday 28 May 2016 -- Snowfall warning in effect for: Muncho Lake Park - Stone Mountain Park A long period of snowfall, with total amounts of 20 (8") to 30 cm (12") is expected. A cold upper trough of low pressure over the province has created a moist easterly flow over northeast BC. Snow has already developed over higher elevations last night. As freezing levels lower snow will develop elsewhere by this afternoon. The snow will be heavy at times and continue through tonight. Total snowfall accumulations will range from 15 to 20 cm at lower elevations to 30 cm or more at higher elevations. The snow will ease Sunday morning and change to rain at lower elevations Sunday afternoon. Travel is not recommended. Visibility may be suddenly reduced at times in heavy snow.
sue.t 05/28/16 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Weather warning in effect for the Muncho Lake and Stone Mountain Park area tonight (Friday) and tomorrow. Rain up to 2" or more, with snow possible on Saturday. Higher elevation may receive up to 8" of snow. Check the weather warnings at Environment Canada
sue.t 05/27/16 09:35pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Animals today was a large mule deer doe at KM1486. Sue, we blew the horn and waved as we passed through your neck of the woods! That mule deer doe has been hanging around our property quite a bit. She was here last Sunday for most of the day.
sue.t 05/26/16 08:43pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Has anyone driven the Cassiar in the past week or so? We're crossing the border tomorrow and thinking of taking Rt. 16 from Jasper to Prince George then up the Cassiar. But in talking with someone where we're staying tonight, he didn't recommend the Cassiar because of it's overall condition. His report is different than what I have been hearing. Also, what is the condition of RT. 16? Any info would be appreciated. Route 16 is usually in good condition. It is a well-travelled highway. The Cassiar is usually in good shape as far as Meziadin Junction, an easy drive. North of Bell II it narrows a bit, has some rough spots, but is fine to drive. The Alaska Highway has numerous construction zones now, so it would be six of one (Cassiar) or half dozen of the other (Alaska Highway).
sue.t 05/25/16 10:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Contact Creek is usually best priced. Coal River usually expensive. Watson Lake, be sure to ask for the 4 cent discount if you fill up at the Yukon Motel & RV Park.
sue.t 05/24/16 08:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How do I stay internet safe when travelling?

The online operation might be secure BUT what about the system on the other end that stores the data? How is the data stored? How secure is the server? Who has access to the stored data? Even our federal tax authorities have issues with keeping data secure. http://www.usatoday.com/cyber-hack-gained-access-more-than-700000-irs-accounts Home Depot had all credit card numbers stolen and people advised to cancel their cards. Wal-Mart online photo service also had credit card numbers stolen from its system and people were advised to cancel their cards.
sue.t 05/22/16 09:06am Technology Corner
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Snowfall warning in central and western Alberta today. This image updates automatically to show current warnings in Canada, so the Alberta snow period may have passed by now. From http://weather.gc.ca/warnings http://weather.gc.ca/data/warningmap/canada_e.png?1463927971 width=600
sue.t 05/22/16 08:39am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Taking my ATV to Alaska? Is it worth it?

In Yukon you cannot drive on roads or highway right of way unless your vehicle is licensed appropriately. They tell you that even unloading in a rest area before heading off on a trail is not legal. To ride within Whitehorse, people need a special licence issued by the city - must pass a test first. And there are specific trails that must be used within the city limits. This is due to the number of complaints and problems they were having with off-road vehicles in the city. To ride in a campground, you must also be licenced and insured. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20090905_HainesJct-Whitehorse_031.jpg height=400
sue.t 05/21/16 06:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Credit card/cash questions for travel in Canada

I have a swipe credit card with a pin and have no issues using it anywhere. Even at gas pumps. Some of the young cashiers think I'm a senile old lady, and try to grab it out of my hand to put it in the chipped card slot. The older cashiers tell me to keep it as long as I can, because the "old" swipe cards are more reliable than the new chip cards. It's only about 20 years old...
sue.t 05/20/16 10:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Sue, that's because you turned the bathroom light on! -George nada ... no need for lights now. :B Still a month away from the longest day too...
sue.t 05/20/16 10:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How the Alberta fire grew

I also heard that the Fort MacMurray fire was started by lightening and then expanded due to high winds. Initially the fire didn't move northward to the worker camps and the oilsands, but it did so this week. Authorities are saying that the Fort St John fires were arson. Apparently they found evidence indicating such.
sue.t 05/20/16 07:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

There's fresh snow around Fort St John (Alaska Highway) this morning (May 20). Also fresh snow in Alberta around Red Deer and northwestward. In Yukon, we don't have a cloud in the sky this morning. Sun is up at 6 a.m. Not getting dark at night - I was up at 2 a.m. to use the girl's room and it was light outside.
sue.t 05/20/16 07:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How the Alberta fire grew

Think morel mushrooms. Next summer will be busy with mushroom pickers. B.C. fires good news for morel mushroom pickers - CBC article Morel mushrooms often emerge after a forest has been ravaged by fire
sue.t 05/19/16 07:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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