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Posted: 06/20/19 10:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Faststreak wrote:

Tomorrow we are leaving Mississippi headed towards Yellowstone, glacier, Yukon and Alaska. We traveling with our Ram longhorn dually and host cascade camper. Wife and are excited we have eight weeks and never been on this route before. Hope to do some fishing along the way.


We are six weeks into our trip. I hope you’re coming up through Banff and Jasper National parks! Well worth it! Saw 17 bears in BC and Yukon, one was hit on the road. We are currently in Kenai and heading over to Wrangell tomorrow. It’s been a great trip! A few bumps along the way but great so far!


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8 weeks! You might want to eliminate the Yellowstone & Glacier parts & head straight for Alaska. On one of our 4 trips to Alaska we were in Canada for almost a month simply going nnorth doing the Banff to Jasperhighway, stunning views, then up the Cassiar highway. Total time in Alaska was over a month. Not nearly enough time.


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I am 200 miles from Canadian border near Vancouver and should do the 200 miles in a week [emoticon].
Price Rupert is my next designated stop. Any other suggestions?





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Posted: 06/22/19 01:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

FYI, the Walmart parking lot in Whitehorse is now off-limits to overnight campers.

You can read the CBC article for more info:
Whitehorse Walmart enforcing ban on parking lot campers
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/whi........se-walmart-camping-parking-lot-1.5183815


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Kayteg1 wrote:

I am 200 miles from Canadian border near Vancouver and should do the 200 miles in a week [emoticon].
Price Rupert is my next designated stop. Any other suggestions?


Prince Rupert is a cool town. You taking the ferry from there? Otherwise it’s a long drive to see a coastal town unless you’re headed that way to take the Cassiar further north.
Suggestion? Prince George is a shathole, don’t get nothing but fuel there. And the stops along the way, except for Terrace are shatholes too. Mostly on the res as I recall.

Either way, some of the most beautiful country around. Good bear viewing.
Of course we just saw a good size blackie right in town in Chilliwack on Friday!


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Thoughts:

- 8 Weeks is pretty short (thinking of vacation / leisure) for a trip from South to Alaska and back. Would agree with Veebyes to eliminate some time in the continental U.S. and spend more of the 8 weeks in Canada / Alaska.

- Agree that Prince Rupert is cool as well as a bit out of the way unless you're headed there anyway.

- Agree with GritDog: Based on what is now getting to be pretty ancient experience, I understand why the seagulls fly upside down over Prince George...nothing down there worth you-know-whatting on.


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bump - to get it back to the top.

Hey - where you guys??

It has been over a week and no one has posted anything. gee wiz -come on now.


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I am in Prince Ruppert now.
Cool city scenery-vise, but lot of vacant buildings and lot on unemployed people in the parks.
$17 (CA) for fish burger.
Only 1500 miles to Anchorage, but friend offered me boat ride, so we wait for weather cooperation.

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We are in Seward, just did the 7/5 hour boat ride and the Capt. made a detour of 26 miles so we could see Whales Bubble Net. Awesome!!!

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Slowly rolling that way, will need to spend an extra day in Calgary as the fridge stopped working, and send to bed unrelated to the right side electric not working. How's the heat? Heard it's nicer here for a change.


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