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2015 Summer Journey
Canadian Crossing
Part 2

June 21, 2015…Sunday
We had a restful, dim lighted night next to the Safeway here in Smithers, Canada. During our sleeping time, a fellow RVer pulled in and parked a couple of spaces beyond us. I was able to talk with them, they’re Canadians doing some traveling in their rig that was custom built by the couple.

Here’s a video I did, it’s about 15 minutes long.

Canadian Crossing, part 1, click on pic for video
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Hudson Bay Mountain peaks (Bulkey Ranges) are covered in snow with a fluffy cap of clouds making it look like a lazy day.

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After a light breakfast, we secured the camper and motored on out of town taking in some of the roadside sights.

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Continuing on the Yellowhead Hwy 16 towards Steward, Canada, we made a stop at Glacier View rest area for the view of the glacier. This places us just south of Evelyn, Canada, a better view of the snow-capped mountains of the Bulkey Ranges.

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Our bucket list stop that we needed to get to was Steward, Canada; all other stops were simply because we wanted to. Yellowhead Highway 16 snaked its way through several small township with plenty of stop off areas to behold Mother Nature snow cap mountains.

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In New Hazelton, we pulled over into a somewhat empty lot to take some photos of Red Rose Mt, part of the Roche De Boule Range (Bulkey Ranges).

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As we pass through this quiet town, some activity was at a local swap meet.

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Soon the quiet town of New Hazelton was a number of miles behind us as we motor on one of the few stretches of road that sport a 100 km/h speed limit (62mph). We traveled on into the Kitsegukla Indian Reserve 1 crossing the Kitsegukla River that joins the Skeena River at this point.

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Reaching Cassiar Hwy 37 (aka Dease Lake Hwy), the road taking us in a more north direction. About 140km from Steward we stopped at a small bridge crossing to stretch our legs and some more photographic shutter bugging.

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There was some evidence a bear had been across the road near the bridge, he left his calling card on the road. Back on the road through a corridor of asphalt hugging trees we are motoring to Meziadin Jctn. Making a pit stop at Brown Bear rest area, lots of room for any size vehicle.

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Like the pervious roads, we had just traveled so far on the Cassiar 37 the nature beauty abounds everywhere.

After using the rest stop facilities and some more photo shots it’s on the road again, we haven’t seen another vehicle in awhile and no sooner said a TC comes towards us. A few more miles down the road, some of the Boundary Mountain Range comes into view.

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Along the way we saw several logging area, after that I began to noticed that that road hugging trees was just a façade to hide the clear cutting method that was being done.

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Before reaching Meziadin Jctn in the early afternoon a bear had walked across the road in front of us, it was quite the sight. We headed west on Highway 37a to Steward, Canada and Hyder, Alaska. At Meziadin Jctn., there is a store for buying fuel, food and other items.

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Highway 37a funnels down a ever narrowing valley (Cambria Mountain Range) with small ponds and creeks that can be seen from the highway. Mountains towering above up, snow packed pecks reflecting the afternoon sun light as we motored on to Bear Glacier.

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Soon we are at Strohn Lake being fed by Bear Glacier; we did stop here to look at this close wonderful sight, taking in Mother Nature’s creation with many other sightseers.

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Day light was moving on and it was time to think about a spot to spend over night at. Highway37a narrowed even more with the glacier fed Bear River running alongside the highway. Once in Steward, it was decided to settle down at Bear River RV Park, it was time for a shower and to do laundry, this was the only place during our journey we had to exchange U.S currency for Canadian currency, which the owner of the Bear River RV Park was glad to do.

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Longer daylight was becoming more appearance to us and we had already begun to use the window sunlight blockers, with them in place our TC became a little mobile cave. Hyder, Alaska and main part of Steward was our agenda for the next day.

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Thanks to everyone for reading my TCTRs, all comments are welcome and if you have any questions ask them here or PM me.

Link toCanadian Crossing, part 1

Working on part 3 Canadian Crossing, will post as soon as it’s done.

Thanks, c.traveler2 (Alex Blasingame).


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Very nice!

Quick questions, how did you attached the winch to front end and size?


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Thanks for the post Alex. Love the pics.
Our plan is to head out of Southern Ontario at the end of May for Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territory, B.C. and back down through the USA back home.
Guess I had better learn how to post pictures.
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DOITHARD wrote:

Very nice!

Quick questions, how did you attached the winch to front end and size?


The winch mount is one that my friend and I manufactured, it's bolted to the frame where the tow loops were bolted to. The winch itself is a Recon 17,500 Lbs, the winch plate is welded to the mounting frame we made. At the time I was checking into an electric winch this one had the highest pull rating I could find.

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That's a great install...

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Yeti plus wrote:

Thanks for the post Alex. Love the pics.
Our plan is to head out of Southern Ontario at the end of May for Alaska, Yukon, Northwest Territory, B.C. and back down through the USA back home.
Guess I had better learn how to post pictures.
Brian


You'll need a host site for you photos and there's a tutorial some where on RV.net on how to post photos, I use smugmug.com as my hosting site. Enjoy your trip and are going as far north as Deadhorse/ Prudhoe Bay?

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Love the glacier.

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We are going as far as the Arctic Circle and turning back south.
Looking at Alaska websites, Deadhorse seemed to be pretty much a lot of driving for not a lot of bang for the buck. We are planning to fly from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk NWT to dip our toes in the Arctic Ocean.
I was just reading today that the road crew from the south and from the north had met and the expected completion date of the road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk is Fall 2017. I guess we will have to make a return trip to drive that.[emoticon]
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Yeti plus wrote:

We are going as far as the Arctic Circle and turning back south.
Looking at Alaska websites, Deadhorse seemed to be pretty much a lot of driving for not a lot of bang for the buck. We are planning to fly from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk NWT to dip our toes in the Arctic Ocean.
I was just reading today that the road crew from the south and from the north had met and the expected completion date of the road from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk is Fall 2017. I guess we will have to make a return trip to drive that.[emoticon]
Brian


We had enjoyed going up into Deadhorse/Prudhoe bay and we had made reservation for the Prudhoe Bay tour through Deadhorse CampDeadhorse camp. One doesn't have a clue as to the complex operation going on up there till we did the tour and up can swim in the Arctic Ocean on the tour just bring dry clothes, warm clothes.

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Alex,

Great photos and the video was good also. Looks like a lot of the same things we saw on our 2013 trip and the same route except ours was reversed of yours. We came south on the Cassiar.


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