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RE: bc holliday

Great Northern Circle Route https://www.travel-british-columbia.com/travel-resources/tours-drives/north-bbc/ https://www.travel-british-columbia.com/includes/content/images/media/North-BC-Circle-Tour-08-outl.gif width=640
sue.t 12/05/17 09:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RVing in the Rockies?

More great tips -- Sue, maybe we could just ride along in your fifth wheel?? I am a gourmet chef . . . ;) And just to be clear, we no longer say "I'm off to the Yukon." It's "I'm off to Yukon." It sounds odd, but we'll get used to it. Just like Ukraine. So cold that Yukon and Ukraine have frozen out definite article. To me it is still the Yukon - I grew up here and it is what it is. Similar to it being California rather than the California. :D Hmmm, if you rent a 4x4 truck in Whitehorse, we could lend you our 8' camper that we bought at Fraserway which is why I know they are good to deal with :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/HainesHwy/20130526_Haines_312.jpg width=640 Renting a Class C from them would work too. They lend a few of them to the Yukon Quest 1000 mile sled dog race in February each year so the race volunteers have a place to sleep and eat in comfort near Braeburn. When we travelled north in our Class C in 1998 and 2001, it was ironic that we usually looked for an overnight plug-in for the block heater rather then for electric hook-up. When it was -40 at Liard Hotsprings, we had to use the generator to power the block heater.
sue.t 12/04/17 09:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RVing in the Rockies?

This company (located in Whitehorse) offers rental clothing and also has a wide variety of winter tours, day or night. http://www.arcticrange.com/rental-clothing.html
sue.t 12/03/17 08:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RVing in the Rockies?

The place I would really like to go is to the Yukon in winter -- Sue's photos are very enticing. But as far as I know, no one rents RVs in the winter up there, and it is too far to drive from Calgary or Edmonton in mid-winter, I think. Fraserway RV in Whitehorse rents year-round. http://www.fraserway.com/Rentals They also have outlets in BC and Alberta. We have camped at -40 temps, made two trips in a Class C from Vancouver Island to Yukon in December http://yukonsights.ca/2001-12-15_AlaskaHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/1998-12-12_AlaskaHwy.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/2001Dec/20011200_005_Liard5.jpg width=700 We've also visited Liard Hotsprings in winter with the fifth wheel http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20130329_Liard_079.jpg width=700
sue.t 12/03/17 08:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter RVing in the Rockies?

Don't count on seeing the aurora. If you want to research the potential at various locations check out this aurora forecast site http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/aurora Some nights it is out for 10 minutes, then not visible any more. Other nights it will be out for hours. Many nights not visible at all. Best to be in a spot with minimal light pollution.
sue.t 12/03/17 09:02am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Yep, this was a kitchen killer :D Just a bit south of Beaver Creek in Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20100820_Kluane-Snag_S5359.jpg width=700
sue.t 11/24/17 03:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

I often see the rear bumpers of fifth wheels and trailers hitting the highway when the truck/trailer hit the frost heave. Sparks fly out too. We label some of the frost heaves as "kitchen killers" because things will fly around inside too.
sue.t 11/22/17 08:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

The weather can vary a great deal year-to-year. This year we had great weather in May; it was hot. But then on June 17 this happened all around Haines Junction YT http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20170617_snow_025.jpg width=700
sue.t 11/18/17 07:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

If you're on facebook, consider joining this RVing to Alaska 2018 group. It's a closed group so you'll have to join to see the posts of others heading to Alaska in 2018.
sue.t 11/12/17 06:08pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Rt 4 Watson Lake to Carmacks

The drive from Carmacks to Faro can be scenic and interesting, and has enough traffic on it that it is maintained well enough. It would be worthy of a drive in and then taking the same route back out. South of Ross River the conditions vary greatly year-to-year. There was one year the Visitor Centre in Faro was highly recommending not travelling further south. Same with the Watson Lake Visitor Centre - they recommended going through to Whitehorse rather than taking the Campbell Highway to Ross River and Faro. In 2015 we thought we'd drive the whole route from Watson Lake north, but turned around at Simpson Lake and drove back to Watson Lake. The conditions were rough.
sue.t 11/11/17 09:22am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Rt 4 Watson Lake to Carmacks

My hubby just commented that he'd recommend you have a 4x4 if towing on the Campbell Highway because if it is wet, it can be slippery and some of the sections can have thick/slick mud. We've had to switch to 4wd when towing our 25' fifth wheel. The mud came up to the truck's hubs in this construction zone http://yukonsights.ca/images/CampbellHwy/20080705_Frances-Watson_2597.jpg width=640
sue.t 11/11/17 08:45am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Rt 4 Watson Lake to Carmacks

Check photos of the route on one my pages at http://yukonsights.ca/CampbellHwy.html Conditions vary year to year depending on construction phases. Some trips it takes four hours to travel 100 miles, and the mud collection on your rig will be substantial. Do not rely on fuel being available in either Faro or Ross River. In Ross River, the one gas station can be out of fuel until its next delivery which can be 3 or more days. At Faro, the fuel is available at credit card self-serve fuel facility (no staff or other services). Sometimes the computer goes down and you have to wait until a techie arrives to reset the system. We waited three days but were there for an event so no big issue. So have enough fuel to take care of yourself on the 360 mile route. The only campground with services is the community-operated site in Faro. This is the highway south of Ross River http://yukonsights.ca/images/CampbellHwy/20080705_FrancesLake-WatsonLake_1.jpg width=640 And this was one of the construction zones about 40 miles north of Watson Lake in 2015 2015-09-16_Liard-SimpsonLk http://yukonsights.ca/images/CampbellHwy/20150916_Liard-SimpsonLk_122.jpg width=640
sue.t 11/11/17 08:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2018

Deadman Lake campground is a beautiful spot. Just 45 miles from my hometown - Beaver Creek. http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_AK/20100821_DeadmanLk_1282.jpg width=700
sue.t 11/03/17 09:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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
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