Monthly Archives: March 2011

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Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Whitehorse

With the truck and ourselves refueled, we headed west towards Whitehorse. A short break from lakes, and we were along side Marsh Lake, the closest of the lakes to Whitehorse and the start of the Yukon River. We had been … Continue reading

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Northern BC, Yukon 2010 – Teslin Lake

The next morning we headed north west towards Teslin Lake, about two hours west of Watson Lake and 2 hours east of Whitehorse. Teslin Lake is one of the Southern Lakes chain of Lakes that we had visited a few … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Watson Lake, YT, Liard Hot Springs

The next morning we headed North and then East on the Alaska Highway to Liard Hotsprings. The last section of the Cassiar was the worst of the entire 700km, however, it was still quite driveable, just a bit bumpy, curvy … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Tattoga Lodge to Boya Lake

Jill the daughter of the owner of the Red Goat Lodge was a wealth of knowledge about the area, and told us about the general geography of the area. She recommended driving into the Spatizi Plateau, along a gravel road … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Stewart to Tattoga Lodge

After a spectacular two days in Stewart, we headed back to the Cassiar Highway, stopping briefly at Meziadin Provincial Park and campground. It was surprisingly full for being so far from any major towns. We spent 15 minutes talking with … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Stewart, Hyder AK

Stewart, at the end of Highway 37A was our destination for that day. The journey down the narrow glaciated valley surrounding Highway 37A is rated as one of the top drives in North America. There were quite a few glaciers … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – The Hazeltons

Next stop was the Hazetons. This is a group of three towns – Old Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton at the confluence of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers. This has been a traditional area of the Gitsxan First Nation … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Smithers

Smithers is half way between Prince George and Prince Rupert and was developed as a main railroad stop and maintenance facility. The spectacular setting has attracted a lot of urban refugees, who live in Smithers and telecommute to the big … Continue reading

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Northern BC 2010 – Lac La Hache to Smithers

The spectacular weather and comfortable camping in the RV made this seem very luxurious. Running water, electricity, and best of all, a gas furnace in the RV made Peter realize that he likely could not go car camping in a … Continue reading

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