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RE: Blueberry State Park

No, we haven't been into Alaska this year so can't give you any advice about its status.
sue.t 07/29/16 07:40am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Blueberry State Park

Blueberry Lake State Recreation Site in Alaska, on the way to Valdez? http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/aspunits/kenai/blueberrylksrs.htm http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100824_RichardsonHwy_1502.jpg width=640 http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100824_RichardsonHwy_1498.jpg width=640
sue.t 07/28/16 09:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

There's a big fire 20 mi SW of McCarthy - up to 20,000 acres. I'd be concerned with smoke. Check it out. http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/4867/ The McCarthy fire created a smoky haze in southwestern Yukon. Whitehorse was quite thick with it today.
sue.t 07/21/16 10:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

We left our fifth wheel at an open area by the Copper River when we drove into McCarthy http://yukonsights.ca/20100826_Valdez-Chitina.html Kennecott Mines historical site http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100827_McCarthy_1939.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/21/16 10:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

Nabesna Road in August 2010 http://yukonsights.ca/20100823_NabesnaRd.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100823_Nabesna_1345.jpg width=700 http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100823_Nabesna_1390.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/21/16 10:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Improving Cell Phone Signal

Our Wilson cell booster uses the yagi type antenna. I accidently discovered very limited cell service one day on our second floor exterior deck of the house - barely one bar. Can't find signal any other location here. The Wilson booster gives us coverage throughout the house and 4 bars of service if we stand by the indoor antenna. BUT our phones are vintage Blackberries with internal memory - no SIM cards. My newer Blackberry from work with a SIM card does not work - it goes into 911 mode.
sue.t 07/20/16 09:25pm Technology Corner
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

sally, let me know how the TOP was. we are thinking of going over it. got to be in Haines, AK for the ferry boat on Aug. 8th. so we have an extra few days. stuart If you go over the Top of the World Hwy to Dawson City, then you'll either need to backtrack or drive south from Dawson to Whitehorse, then northwest from Whitehorse to Haines Junction, then turn south to Haines, Alaska. If you don't mind drycamping, there are two very nice Yukon gov't campground/parks along the Haines Road - Dezadeash Lake and Million Dollar Falls. The Haines road is a beautiful drive. There's also Kathleen Lake in Kluane National Park, close to Haines Junction. There are also numerous places to just pull off and enjoy the scenery and stay overnight.
sue.t 07/20/16 09:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

We are back in Tok for the night (our back nine). Tomorrow we head for the TOW. Looks like there is a music festival in Dawson when we were planning on being there. Hopefully we can find somewhere to stay since I do not have reservations. From there we head towards Jasper and Banff NPs and then on to Glacier. I hate leaving Alaska. Still so many things I wanted to see. Dawson tends to get full during events. Even the Yukon gov't campgrounds can get a bit busy. If so, consider heading 70km (50 miles) up the Dempster to Tombstone Park. It is beautiful there. The highway is in good shape as far as the park. Good gravel. Easy drive, just a couple of hours. Well worth it. Nice campground there, with no hookups though. Lots of good hiking around the area. http://yukonsights.ca/DempsterHwy.html The white spots alongside the highway, way down there, are at the campground area http://yukonsights.ca/images/Dempster/20150701_Dempster_375.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/19/16 10:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

The US National Weather Service Alaska and the Division of Forestry are warning of reduced visibility for drivers along Turnagain Arm (south of Anchorage) due to forest fire smoke. There are numerous significant fires in Alaska, and many in NWT. Yukon is a bit smoky due to those fires.
sue.t 07/19/16 07:09am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Availability of diesel in W. Canada - the more remote places

No problems anywhere in the north with our diesel truck towing a fifth wheel. Diesel is usually cheaper than unleaded gasoline here. We've been to Inuvik too. Every gas station I can think of has diesel here.
sue.t 07/13/16 10:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Destruction Bay to AK Border Construction Progress?

The Haines Road is a spectacular drive, in all seasons. Check it out here http://YukonSights.ca/HainesRoad.html The highway can be a bit busy sometimes... http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20130526_HainesRdMoose_478.jpg width=700
sue.t 07/07/16 09:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Beaver Creek/Alcan border crossing & other questions

The only thing we've ever been asked about at the crossing into Alaska is oranges. Hubby was asked about his Moose Drool t-shirt once - the American agent wanted to know where he got it because he liked that beer. At one crossing as we were heading to Haines, I admitted to having oranges that I'd forgotten about that morning (or we would have ate them). The agent asked me if we planned to eat them in Alaska. I told him no. He let me keep them as long as I promised to bring the peels back to Canada if we did happen to eat them in Haines. They aren't as fussy about produce or meat in the north, because farming isn't a big thing up here so there is less threat to those industries. I think they also appreciate that it is more difficult to get food - many people in Beaver Creek shop in Tok and take their groceries back to Canada. We usually don't even think about the food we have, but do prepare a list of alcohol because we're often asked about that.
sue.t 07/07/16 09:31pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Destruction Bay to AK Border Construction Progress?

That area has been under construction for the past 50 years. It has been gravel waiting for asphalt since 2011. It is prime repair season now, so I'd expect more construction. And because it has been raining a fair bit recently, I doubt there's been much paving underway. Just figuring...don't know for sure. But I grew up in Beaver Creek so have a bit of historical perspective.
sue.t 07/06/16 07:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Overnight at BC Ferry Terminal in Prince Rupert

When we made the same trip a few years ago, there was no overnighting for those getting off the ferry. We stayed at the nearby commercial campground that stays open late to welcome RVers coming off the ferry. It was about a three minute drive.
sue.t 07/04/16 10:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Trouble with Windows 11?

Why do you need a computer? Telex works just fine. At least that is so, according to my Dad.
sue.t 07/02/16 08:38am Technology Corner
RE: Another Annual Surprise Comanche Invasion

I moved off the Island five years ago, no worries now. Safe in my new abode, far from Comanche territory. :B
sue.t 06/25/16 03:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Retreating Yukon glacier makes river disappear

In this case, the glacier has receded a bit, so the melt from it no longer split north and south. Instead, it all flows south which is downhill, thus nothing going north to Kluane Lake. A lot will depend on the outflow area at the north end of the lake, at the Kluane River. Plus there's more evaporation in this warmer weather we are having now.
sue.t 06/18/16 01:46pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Retreating Yukon glacier makes river disappear

This change to the water is actually a return to what existed 350 years ago. The water from the glacier is now flowing south to the Pacific Ocean rather than north to the Bering Sea via Kluane Lake, Kluane River, Donjek River, White River and the Yukon River. A research paper by the University of Alberta predicted this 10 years ago: https://www.ualberta.ca/~areyes/BertoPage/Publications_files/QR_kluanelake.pdf
sue.t 06/18/16 09:42am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2016

From a news article: Provincial officials say it could take weeks to rebuild sections of Highway 97 through the Pine Pass and reconnect Northeast B.C. to the southern reaches of the province. The highway is currently closed between Chetwynd and the Mackenzie Junction after a torrential downpour this week washed out several sections of highway and rail lines through the pass. See more at: alaskahighwaynews.ca/regional-news/pine-pass-rebuild-could-take-weeks
sue.t 06/18/16 09:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Retreating Yukon glacier makes river disappear

The picture being used by CBC is of my dogs at Kluane Lake at the end of May, looking west up the Slims River valley. In the picture, you can see where the water levels usually are. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20160521_KluaneLk_16.jpg width=700 When I visited again in early June, Slim's River was completely dry and there was a sandstorm blowing across the lake. The mudflats visible in this picture were usually under water. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20160604_Kluane_51.jpg width=700
sue.t 06/18/16 09:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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