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sljohnson1938

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Posted: 06/06/22 12:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hey - olcoot - if you are still headed North, where are you now??

been a month since you posted.

if not - what happen ? hope all is ok.


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sljohnson1938 wrote:

it has been two weeks since the OP. i hope all is well.


One of the beauties of a trip north is the enforced disconnect from the rest of the world, sometimes for days at a time.Sometimes no cell service, no OTA TV, no radio even. It's great! The world continues to spin without you being connected.


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Greetings again...
Currently sitting just south of Glennallen. Limited to no cell or wi-fi. Comes and goes. Surprise... it's cold, raining and windy....Not really surprised. In Texas it's in the 90's+.
As mentioned, going through Canada after we learned the hard way in 2015. We turn off cell phone take the battery out store phone in a metal box to prevent any connections to system. Jokingly said.... but it was expensive..
As expected, fuel prices were shockers. Might think about selling everything and hitchhike home. DW says no...
Seen 3 mother bears with 3 clubs each. Couple of mountain goats and caribou. 2 rabbits and a bunch of prairie dogs. Not as much wildlife as expected.
Lake Louis was still iced over but still an awesome sight. Destruction bay, yep it too still iced over. We were surprised at how many lakes still had ice.
Haines was just as beautiful as always but you could see they were hit hard by lack of tourists.
Crossing the borders was quick and easy. We had our ArriveCan all prepared and less than 10 minutes were on our way.

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Some of the diesel fuel prices we encountered on the way up. Canada is per liter and States per gallon. For Conversion 3.8 liters equals 1 gal.
Whitehorse..........2.29
Fort Nelson.........2.08
Valcan, Alberta.....1.89
Morley, Alberta.... 1.81
Whitecourt, AB......1.85
Dawson Creek, BC....2.01
Watson Lake, YT.....1.28
Haines Junction, YT....
States
Lubbuck, Tx.........5.09
Albuquerque, NM.....5.19
Gallup, NM..........5.35
TOK.....Alaska......5.35
Panguitch, UT.......5.35
Abilene, TX.........5.07
Butte, Mt...........5.44

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PA12DRVR wrote:

As I recall, we checked in from Edmonton, Watson Lake, and Whitehorse. In between, if the choice was taking a hike or chasing down internet, chasing down the internet lost that particular debate.


We gave a rough itinerary to the kids. We spent approx. one month in Canada & the Yukon before entering Alaska. That was one awesome month without the phone!

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wow - 2.29 per liter = 8.70 per gallon.

glad to hear you are doing well .

stu

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Cheaper than most places in California.


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Yesterday diesel was $2.13lit. Today it is $2.22 in PEI. Should have bought yesterday. $300CDN today & that did not fill it. Newfoundland next week. Scary to think what it is going to be. Last time near $300 was put into the truck was Dawson City, YT. in 2018, & that was a fill of both almost flat empty tanks.

Must be tough on those who live in the areas where prices are high & distances are great. Little crossover SUVs must be looking awfully attractive. I figure near $1 per mile with my 3500.

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".... We were surprised at how many lakes still had ice."

Can't speak for Canada, but for much of Alaska, spring has been nice, but slow; pretty cool-ish until recently and now (depending where one is at) cooling again.

Local lake that I boat at has lore that "Ice is always out by Mother's day"...except it was nearly two weeks later this year.


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sljohnson1938 wrote:

wow - 2.29 per liter = 8.70 per gallon.

glad to hear you are doing well .

stu


dont forget the conversion from the cdn buck to the US buck also in there. would probably be high 6 low 7's in US dollars.


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