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Old 06-30-2011, 10:52 PM   #113
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We are in Whitehorse leaving for DC Saturday. Looking at TOTW around Tuesday, so I am very interested in your report.

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Thanks for the update on Chicken. Hope it drys out soon.
Always glad to help...When you cross the Yukon River, you might want to get down to the ferry by 7AM. I had heard reports of 3 hour waits due to the traffic. We were at the ferry a little before 7am and had the ferry to ourselves...no waiting. Also, I was concerned whether or not to disconnect the Jeep for the crossing...no worries they said, doesn't matter to us...we went connected. Have fun! Bob
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We drove from Tok to Wasilla in the last 2 days. The roads are rough in lots of areas with many frost heaves. The US of A does not mark the frost heaves as well as the Canadians do. So you must keep your eyes on the road. Again slow down and you will be fine.
We did have a reservation on the west end of Wasilla but the place had 99% full timers who had really settled innot our kind of place, so we went east and are staying at Big Bear RV Park. A nice park with some space between campers, a very clean laundry room and good free internet.
If your in the area look us up. We will be here for a week, relaxing and enjoying the 4th of July.
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Old 07-01-2011, 07:29 PM   #115
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TOP OF THE WORLD ROAD CHICKEN TO DAWSON

Did it today. 5hr 15 min to do 110 miles. But it is an OK trip, we met many RV's and some big trucks and a large bus. For the Chicken to the Canadain border the roughest portion my top speed was 25 mph. I saw people going MUCH faster some even in rv's.
Stay in your lane and do not approach the shoulders and all is fine. We understand why it is called Top of the World.

Take your time and enjoy the ride, THE WIFE noted that many of the drivers were women.

OH, the two camp grds at Chicken have little in way of service one has 20amp for $28 and $8 to dump and no water. The other is a bit more expen but does have some 30 amp. Gas is $4.76
There is one cg that allows free overnt dry with gas fillup.


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Old 07-02-2011, 11:23 PM   #116
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We are going across the border tomorrow heading to Alaska. We found out yesterday that HWY 97 is closed in both directions due to land slides between Prince George and Dawson Creek. They hope to have it cleared by July 6th but don't hold your breath. Check on roads before you go.
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Due to the closure we ended up taking the Cassiar Hwy coming up instead of our original plan for the return trip. It is in good shape with only a few construction zones. We were stopped twice with 5 mins. being the longest delay.
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we also found out that hwy 97 was closed.we went from jasper 16 to 40 north to 43 out of grand prairie to 2 to dawson creek.as we came in there is a co-op for fuel u have to go in and they will use there home card to fill up 1.13 per liter.road is good. thanks for all the info as were heading north.didn't change money as they all take us dollars as pare.so far.
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.as we came in there is a co-op for fuel u have to go in and they will use there home card to fill up 1.13 per liter.road is good. thanks for all the info as were heading north.didn't change money as they all take us dollars as pare.so far.
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Yes, use your credit card on your gas purchases and the card company will give you the going exchange rate. For regular cash purchases, find an ATM at one of Canada's banks(it's the cheapest way to get Canadian cash)and use the Canadian cash...you'll get a much better exchange rate. This was told to me by a Canadian bank teller. Bob
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yes credit card & atm is the way to go.we stoped at a bank and for 1000$ they would give us 937 canadian no deal. were sitting in dawson creek and planing are trip north so far been great.taking all the good advise thanks.
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Heads up on GAS/Diesel in BC

Muncho Lake BC NORTHERN ROCKIES LODGE
This is on the Alaska Hwy. We are south bound from Ak and stopped there to get gas, big MISTAKE, $1.86 per litre. Do the math close to $7 PER GALLON, NO reason for this, the next station up, 30 miles or so $1.55 In the cities $1.35 per litre.
For warned in forearmed.

Other than that a GREAT drive, scenery out of this world and good road. Fantastic.

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Heads up on GAS/Diesel in BC

Muncho Lake BC NORTHERN ROCKIES LODGE
This is on the Alaska Hwy. We are south bound from Ak and stopped there to get gas, big MISTAKE, $1.86 per litre. Do the math close to $7 PER GALLON, NO reason for this, the next station up, 30 miles or so $1.55 In the cities $1.35 per litre.
For warned in forearmed.

Other than that a GREAT drive, scenery out of this world and good road. Fantastic.

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We spent 3 days camping at Muncho Lake at the Provisional Park. Locals will tell you the guy who owns the Northern Rockies Lodge gouges everybody. Locals don't like him.
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We spent 3 days camping at Muncho Lake at the Provisional Park. Locals will tell you the guy who owns the Northern Rockies Lodge gouges everybody. Locals don't like him.
I KNEW it, I KNEW it! We stopped at that lodge and were going to stay at their CG for two nights...the lake IS beautiful. I walked over to the gas pumps and like to choked. A pull through there is over 50 bucks and only has 20 amp service in a gravel pit with a noisy pump station humming loudly...would have been aaalllll night looong! We stayed at McDonald Prov. Park as well...$16 a night and very enjoyable. No services though...we used the generator when we needed power. Parked 'front end toward', not 20 feet from the lake with a mountain view and lots of quite. It was one of our best stays of this trip. Bob
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We spent 3 days camping at Muncho Lake at the Provisional Park. Locals will tell you the guy who owns the Northern Rockies Lodge gouges everybody. Locals don't like him.
That place has been ripping people off for years. A friend who went to Alaska and back in 2009 warned me about Gas at Muncho Lake Northern Rockies Lodge. So on our trip in 2010, I drove on by going south as I had filled up in Contact Creek previously, although that is yet another story.

I must have gotten the bottom of the tank when filling in Contact Creek. Had problems later and finally had to replace ALL of my diesel fuel filters including the Aqua-Hot to get my engine and AH to run correctly.

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drove from Wasilla to Seward today. The roads are in pretty good shape and the views are really nice. Diesel fuel is 60 cents a gallon more than in Wasilla $4.89 :(( They have a Safeway in Seward so groceries aren't bad. Also if you go on any tours etc.. Think about buying the coupon book from Safeway for $99. We saved $40 after buying the book on a cruise. The campgrounds are full, so if you want a spot make a reservation. We are staying at Stoney Creek RV Park, 6 miles north of town. No big deal the drive is fine. Nice big sites with space to put out your awning. The cable TV is not very good but the free internet seems to work fine.
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left muncho lk mc donald pro park great place than to laird hot spring so cool. now setting in watson lk had to do wash. seen lots of bear & bison.downtown r.v. park 32.50 a night with aaa discount.moter homes coming in strong.tomorrow whitehores.
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