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RE: Wallydocking in Canada and Alaska ??

In Whitehorse, which we just passed, Walmart allows RV parking. Or at least I'm assuming they do, based on the 50+ RVs in their parking lot. It was so crowded with RVs I'm surprised there was parking for cars. Often there isn't much parking for cars, even though there are signs asking RVers to park in a particular area, some park nearer the store. Some set up there for the whole summer too. I think one or two stay through the winter. I tend to not shop at the Walmart in summer...it's too frustrating getting in and out of the parking lot.
sue.t 05/28/15 10:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alberta wildfires

BC isn't doing so good either http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5131184402955244847
sue.t 05/26/15 10:01pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Northeastern BC is on fire too. The Prince George Fire Centre has responded to 37 new fire starts since Friday May 22. http://apps.gov.bc.ca/pub/dmf-viewer/?siteid=5131184402955244847 In Yukon, things are also bad, mostly on the eastern side with some in central and northern Yukon. There are none in the southwest of Yukon - nothing from Whitehorse along the Alaska Highway to the Alaska border. http://www.community.gov.yk.ca/firemanagement/ Yukon's total number of fires this season is now 58. Fifty-two fires are still active in the territory as of May 26. Alberta's fire status is at http://wildfire.alberta.ca/wildfire-status/default.aspx Northwest Territories isn't doing much better http://www.nwtfire.com/
sue.t 05/26/15 08:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

I have an old fashioned slide card and it works everywhere I've wanted to use it. Most cashiers tell me to keep it safe because they're far more reliable than the newer cards.
sue.t 05/25/15 07:16pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Interesting article about Alaska's unseasonably warm weather

Meanwhile, in Yukon high temperature records continue to fall. Much, much too hot here. And in Texas there's flooding. Go figure. Climate change? Where :B
sue.t 05/25/15 07:03am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

pet peeve? gas stations that don't convert currency. $100 ($110 can), buy $50 in gas and get $50 in change, they make $10 extra. GGGRRRRR Well, the easy solution is to carry Canadian currency that you've already converted from American. When you're in Canada, do as Canadians do... :)
sue.t 05/24/15 10:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Portable Hard Drive - rejects long file names

Interesting, I have five WD external hard drives - 3 My Book Essentials and 2 My Passports. They've been through various degrees of abuse as they are my backups for the desktop so they get to travel with me when we're away. I simply tuck them into a shelf in the RV. One of the My Book Essentials has been dropped too, with no ill effects. My only complaint is the pre-loaded software that wants to do my job.
sue.t 05/23/15 07:49am Technology Corner
RE: Interesting article about Alaska's unseasonably warm weather

We didn't hit -40 this past winter here. Far different from the -70s I remember from decades ago. -76F is the coldest I remember from childhood. -60F was common in January.
sue.t 05/23/15 07:41am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Interesting article about Alaska's unseasonably warm weather

Yesterday it was 111F in the sunshine at our place, just a mere 90F in the shade. Ouch. Fire hazard is extreme in most of Yukon. Don't be burning a campfire or tossing your cigarette butts, please!
sue.t 05/22/15 05:51pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Does anyone have a good write-up on the Dempster w/pictures?

If you want to consider a rental out of Whitehorse, look here http://www.klondikerv.com/rv-motorhome-rentals/
sue.t 05/22/15 07:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Road and weather May 2015

Top of the World highway out of Dawson City is open now http://www.511yukon.ca/ http://www.511yukon.ca/map/map25.gif width=500
sue.t 05/21/15 10:14pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bears ignore workplace safety

The pictures from the CBC news item... http://i.cbc.ca/1.3079690.1432074012!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_300/bear-raids-ravens-nest.jpg width=300 http://i.cbc.ca/1.3079687.1432078456!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/bear-raids-ravens-nest.jpg width=600
sue.t 05/20/15 08:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Does anyone have a good write-up on the Dempster w/pictures?

The Yukon gov't has a nice Dempster Travelogue (6 MB) http://www.env.gov.yk.ca/publications-maps/documents/Dempster_Travelogue_2014.pdf It includes maps and highlights of the trip. My page is at http://yukonsights.ca/DempsterHwy.html but we haven't been north of the Arctic Circle since 1993. Will be heading there again in about six weeks.
sue.t 05/20/15 08:48pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Paved Routes

There are sections of the Alaska Highway that must be rebuilt every few years due to the frost heaves. The section between Destruction Bay and Beaver Creek is the worst. It should never have been paved; in the old days, it took just a nice grading to smooth out the bumps. Now, the asphalt must be dealt with. Four years ago the section between our place and Whitehorse was rebuilt. Now there are dozens of orange flags along the route despite some good repairs last year. Good kitchen discombobulaters. Here's a section south of Beaver Creek... http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20100820_Kluane-Snag_S5359.jpg width=700
sue.t 05/18/15 10:46pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel Availability, Dempster and Dalton Highways?

Eagle Plains and Inuvik generally have good supplies of diesel. Lots of heavy equipment and commercial vehicles in the area that use diesel so they tend to keep a good supply on hand.
sue.t 05/18/15 10:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Nebraska higher than Alaska?

B.C. and Alberta have higher paved roads: B.C. - Kootenay Pass 5,823 ft Alberta - Highwood Pass 7,238 ft Kootenay Pass (a.k.a. Salmo-Creston) is open year round. Highwood Pass closes in winter. You can drive both on your way to or from Alaska, if you're so inclined. Both are popular routes. Kootenay Pass is up, up and up and then down, down and down. Be sure your cooling system and brakes are in good order.
sue.t 05/16/15 08:23am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

A head's up if you're headed to Dawson City in Yukon. If you prefer a commercial campground, phone ahead for reservations. Word on the street is that the campgrounds are full of workers - people who don't have oil-field work in Alberta or gas-field work in northern B.C. this summer so have come north to work in the Klondike gold fields. Dawson has an accommodation shortage for summer workers as it is, and now there is this influx of roughnecks with their trucks and trailers. BTW, the Yukon River ferry went in today BUT the Top of the World Highway still is not clear of snow so it remains closed.
sue.t 05/15/15 09:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

The sheep are usually over the other side of the mountain this time of year. It's too warm on the south side of Sheep Mountain for their pleasure so they seek the cooler temps. You might see them if you hike up Sheep Creek on the west side of the park - watch for brown bears too. Here, the sheep in March on the highway at the base of Sheep Mountain http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140322_DallSheep_079.jpg width=700 http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140322_DallSheep_086.jpg width=700
sue.t 05/14/15 07:07am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Especially with the US dollar being record high compare to the Can dollar. Record high? Nada. I remember when the Canadian dollar was worth only 60 US cents. We joked that a trip into the US cost us double, but had to go because we were competing in a sports competition. Needless to say we didn't buy much but did bring silver & gold home. :)
sue.t 05/13/15 07:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

It might be gearing up for a busy fire season in central and northern B.C. The news is reporting wildfires in the Prince George area. Hopefully the fires are extinguished quickly but if they're not, expect smoky air. Maybe check the conditions at Prince George before deciding whether you'll head north to Dawson Creek or west towards Smithers and the Cassiar Highway before continuing north.
sue.t 05/11/15 07:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
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