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RE: Taking a gun....worth hassle?

We live in the wilderness of Yukon and have never needed a rifle to protect ourselves from wildlife. We have a couple of local grizzlies, but they keep their distance. Same with the coyote and wolves, although the wolves killed an elk on our driveway last year. I grew up near Beaver Creek, Yukon, and again, never needed a gun for protection in the 1960s and 1970s. We could travel with our hunting rifles, but don't bother taking them with us because we don't feel the need to have them with us when we're camping. I did have to use my camera's monopod to push of a porcupine once, but that's it. Be sure to take your camera though... http://yukonsights.ca/images/Wildlife/20140624_Grizzly_36.jpg width=700
sue.t 04/27/17 09:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: How Many Miles

Smart phone doesn't work at our place - we're too far out from the cell tower. My vintage Blackberry Curve with internal memory and no SIM card works fine though. Unfortunately, the old CDMA phones no longer work in BC or Alberta though, so we're stuck in Yukon with our cell phones.
sue.t 04/25/17 09:44pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

Our friends TC and Dave and their 20+ sled dogs just returned to Colorado from their new, post-fire cabin in Willow, AK. Wish I could convince them to stop and see you and Steve on one of their spring or fall trips. Have a great summer with all your new 2017 Alaska Highway "friends"! Some folks just need to make miles, which I understand. This August there is a vintage jeep convoy making the trip to Alaska in honor of the Alaska Highway's 75th anniversary. http://www.deilers.com/AlaskaOrRust/2016/10/14/alaska They plan to stop for a visit to see my 1943 FORD GPW Jeep. Should be an interesting day!
sue.t 04/21/17 10:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Remote camera question

There are many options available. Logitech has a variety of security systems. Both indoor and outdoor. Our older system continues to work well. When we're travelling I receive email alerts when there is movement along with a snapshot, but it has usually wildlife and the wind that triggers the camera. Bushnell's outdoor cameras (trailcams) are also effective. Some have a Wi-Fi option. I have the trailcams without Wi-Fi because we don't have cell service in our area. The cameras work at temps down to -40 and it is mostly wildlife photographed along our driveway.
sue.t 04/17/17 08:41am Technology Corner
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

Seeing many Alaskans returning home in their RVs. Lots of Alaska plates driving by heading north this weekend.
sue.t 04/16/17 09:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Please help! Alaska itinerary for RV newbie.

Savage River campground in Denali is a pleasant spot to stay. As is Teklanika. Both have positives. At Savage River you can drive in & out as you wish, including heading to the stores and the campground at the entrance to fill with water and dump your tanks. At Teklanika, once you're parked, that's it - no moving until you leave. But you can get a Tek pass for the bus and take the trip whenever it suits you, as long as there is space on the bus when it gets to Teklanika.
sue.t 04/09/17 11:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: a frame popup

Sue, I just love looking at your photos. The one of Fangcat was cool - is there a story there? I've camped with cats and found it quite doable, as long as they don't get away (never had that happen, fortunately). Not to derail this thread, but did you tent camp with the cat? Yes, Fangcat shared the tent with us if we were sure there wasn't a predator around. If we weren't certain, she stayed in the truck. She was a great camping cat - her last trip to Yukon was when she was 19 years old. We usually tried to park the fifth wheel so she could lay in the sun on the back of the couch :D
sue.t 04/06/17 09:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: a frame popup

On our first tour to Alaska from Vancouver Island in September 1993, we tented. No problems other than the night we got snowed on. http://yukonsights.ca/1993SeptemberMain.html http://yukonsights.ca/images/SKlondikeHwy/19930918_CarcrossSnow_087.jpg width=700
sue.t 04/05/17 09:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Temporary TT Insurance For Visitor In Alberta

When we bought an Alberta car (vintage 1967 Mustang) while we lived on Vancouver Island, we arranged with ICBC to have temporary insurance to drive it back and they also provided a licence plate for the period. It was a good thing we did, because a bear ran in front of the car on the highway and damaged the front right side. The insurance covered the repair - the proof was bear fur bits on the car that a conservation officer saved in a plastic bag and gave to us. The bear continued its sprint to the other side of the highway.
sue.t 04/04/17 07:38am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2 wd vs 4 wd to Alaska?

My little front wheel drive does the job just fine, year-round. I commute 130km (65 km one way) Mon-Fri on the Alaska Highway. Biggest problem is in the summer when the RVers are swerving to avoid frost heaves while I'm trying to pass them :B http://yukonsights.ca/images/Dempster/20150630_ArcticCircle_108.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/30/17 09:33pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2 wd vs 4 wd to Alaska?

If you stay on the main roads, 4x4 shouldn't be necessary. Most of the main roads are paved. If you want to get into exploring the backcountry, then ask the locals if they recommend 4x4 before you head out.
sue.t 03/28/17 09:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

If you're looking for maps of the National Parks in Alaska (and other states) visit this page http://npmaps.com/states/#Alaska Apparently, this site has 1,474 free high-resolution national park maps to view, save, and download. According to the post on facebook, the site was created by a former park ranger who collected all the maps over time and he is now releasing high-res digital versions.
sue.t 03/26/17 09:29am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Take kayaks or not?

Sue, THANK YOU for the pix! We really enjoy your work. Sorry off subject, but couldn't help it. Thank you! But it ain't work - it's a real pleasure :B Maybe work for hubby because he maintains all the toys. And he's the primary chauffeur along some challenging backroads - here a widening that enabled us to take a break after a couple of hours of single width mountainside road. http://yukonsights.ca/images/Canol/20100817_LapieLk-SalmonLk_0822.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/26/17 09:08am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll call Alaska 2017

Travel Yukon has a site where you can share photos of your adventures on the Yukon portion of the Alaska Highway this year, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Alaska Highway. http://www.travelyukon.com/share-your-alaska-highway-adventures There's also a link to festivals and events taking place this summer, and another link to things to see and do along the Alaska Highway.
sue.t 03/24/17 02:29pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Take kayaks or not?

By all means, take them if you enjoy kayaking on beautiful lakes. On Kluane Lake in Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20140823_KayakKluane_27.jpg width=700 Kluane Lake, Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20140823_KayakKluane_03.jpg width=700 At Snag Junction campground in Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20160831_SnagKayak_044.jpg width=700 Enger Lake, AK Hwy, Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20160901_SnagKayak_24.jpg width=700 Boya Lake, Cassiar Hwy, northern B.C. http://yukonsights.ca/images/CassiarHwy/20090827_BoyaLake_023.jpg width=700 Boya Lake http://yukonsights.ca/images/CassiarHwy/20090826_BoyaLake_028.jpg width=700 Sidney Lake, Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/Canol/20100812_SidneyLk_0394.jpg width=700 Simpson Lake, Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/CampbellHwy/20150916_Liard-SimpsonLk_152.jpg width=700 Muncho Lake, AK Hwy in Northern BC http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_BC/20150909_MunchoLk_006.jpg width=700 Twin Lakes, Nabesna Road in Alaska as the sun sets http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100823_Nabesna_1415.jpg width=700 Yours truly on Kluane Lake in Yukon http://yukonsights.ca/images/AlaskaHwy_YT/20140823_KayakKluane_12.jpg width=700 Camped at Blueberry Lake along the Richardson Hwy in Alaska http://yukonsights.ca/images/Alaska/20100824_RichardsonHwy_1502.jpg width=700
sue.t 03/20/17 05:52pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Bringing a rifle into the USA

Take a look at form 5330-3D from the US Department of Justice: Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens Read their FAQs at https://www.atf.gov/qa-category/nonimmigrant-aliens Here's one of the Questions that is relevant: Do nonimmigrant aliens need to obtain a permit to temporarily import firearms into the United States for hunting or other lawful sporting purposes? Yes. All nonimmigrant aliens (with a few exceptions) must obtain an import permit from ATF to temporarily import firearms and ammunition for hunting or other lawful sporting purposes. Please note this requirement applies to all nonimmigrant aliens. The form to be filed with ATF is an ATF Form 6 NIA (5330.3D) (Application/Permit for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens) with documentation demonstrating that you fall within an exception to the nonimmigrant alien prohibition. The form is both the application and, once approved, the permit you present to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection when you enter the United States. The Form 6 NIA can be downloaded at www.atf.gov. In 2010, the Department told me to allow at least three months for the application to be processed by Washington. We have NEVER needed a firearm for protection while camping. We keep a clean camp, including not leaving anything out that could attract a bear or other wildlife. We travel with a BBQ, but only use it after we've checked around the campsite for bear sign or signs of other wildlife. If we see bear poo, then we don't barbeque. :D
sue.t 03/20/17 04:22pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Some Odd questions from Canadian Customs

On one of our trips into Alaska on the Alaska Hwy, the US border agent asked us where we were going. Hubby replied, "Alaska". We all had a good chuckle. On one of our crossings on the Haines Road from Alaska into British Columbia, we noticed one of the two Canada agents had a gun in their hand as they approached our truck. The agent with the gun stood at the front of the truck with gun ready to fire while the other agent asked us the standard questions. I kept wondering why the agent had his gun drawn. Then the agent at the window said, "Welcome home and watch out for that bear." That's when I noticed the bear at the edge of the forest about 50 feet away. :D
sue.t 03/14/17 08:49pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Off to Alaska in March ARRIVED IN FAIRBANKS

Saw you driving by our place this morning when we were walking the dogs. At first I was wondering who would be pulling a trailer north this time of year, then I realized it was YOU!
sue.t 03/12/17 03:12pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Seattle to Banff Campsites, advice?

Make sure your coolant and brakes are in good order for the Salmo-Creston (a.k.a. Kootenay Pass) section of Hwy 3. The road climbs from an elevation of 2000' to 5800' over about 15 miles eastbound, then the descent back to 2000' at Creston is much more casual over a longer distance. It is scenic and a nice drive; just take your time. If you enjoy some quieter areas, the trip along Kootenay Lake is nice but would add some miles to your journey. The Slocan Lake and Upper Arrow Lake areas are also pleasant.
sue.t 03/12/17 09:24am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Dawson Town, a great stop for a few days

Can anyone recommend from experience a nice place to stay in Dawson City, price is no issue. Thanks! My workplace paid for my accommodation at the Eldorado Hotel. It was pleasant enough and the food was fine too. I stayed in the annex that is right beside the hotel. Clean, tidy, good-nuff.
sue.t 03/09/17 08:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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