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RE: Alcan Travel

The Hwy is open to 1 lane traffic. British Columbia Hwy 97 ( Alaska Hwy)
SideHillSoup 07/04/22 08:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alcan Travel

We enjoyed the Cassiar. it is actually quicker and shorter It all depends where your coming from. As stated one lane is open. 1 lane open.
SideHillSoup 07/04/22 05:57pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Part of Alaska Highway closes due to road washout

Cassiar highway Is British Columbia Hwy 37 for those people that are looking on a map.
SideHillSoup 07/03/22 08:54am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: If’s you’re headed North….

We have 200 watts of solar with two 6 volt batteries on our camper up here in Canada and it keeps every battery charged up nice. I’m not running a house, I’m running a camper. Don’t ever use A/C, so we didn’t order our camper with one, fridge and hot water tank runs on Propane.
SideHillSoup 06/07/22 07:47am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

Op's burnin daylight here. (Or trying to esplain to his wife why taking their brand new 44' 5ver to AK and back is going to be a pain in the ___!) Once again, this forum needs a "like" button. :B
SideHillSoup 06/06/22 12:21pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Best itinerary for Alaska

From Banff to Valdez is longer drive than you think especially pulling a 44ft 5th wheel in the mountains. Banff to Jasper alone is 4hrs no stopping in a car, and with all the sites to see you pushing it to make it in 5 days let alone 2 to 3. Get yourself a MilePost travel magazine which is the size of a large phone book. They have every campsite, points of interest along the route and small maps on pages that show the area your traveling in. Amazon sells them If your using Google to give you how long it takes to get from point a to point b, they are never correct in the mountains especially pulling a 44ft 5th wheel. Banff to Jasper to Dawson Creek to Whitehorse is 5 days pulling my old 23ft 5th wheel. In my opinion from driving my 5th wheels ( largest was a 35ft) with a diesel truck your looking at least a week Banff to Valdez even that is pushing it with little site seeing in Alberta, BC & Yukon. You will also need to fill out a ArriveCan Application ( App) fir entry into Canada. ArriveCAN Info Hope this helps a bit. Soup.
SideHillSoup 05/28/22 01:59pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Passing thru BC, YK to Fairbanks - bring motorcycle or not?

There are thousands and thousands of places you can take your bike, however you need to know where you can and can’t go. A lot of First Nations land won’t allow or have restrictions on who and what can travel on their land. You also need to be aware of active logging and mining roads. Most of theses roads with be posted with signs and are radio controlled to watch out for that. Your Jeep will be great for exploring side roads all up and down BC and the Yukon. If you really want to explore back roads get your self a few of theses off road books that show you what’s up the end of xxx road. Theses books are called Back Road Map Book BRMB link I have a Side x Side and I use these books often for the area where I live in South eastern BC. However, if your going to start taking off in the bush that you are unfamiliar with I would recommend getting a Garmin InReach GPS with 2 way texting and learn how to use it. There are very very few communities when you start up Hwy 37, and if you break down or get hurt in the bush no matter in the keep or on your bike you’re on your own, as there is no cell service that you can use to get help. Don’t forget to stop at Stewart BC / Hyder Alaska, to view the bears and drive your keep up to the Salmon Glacier. Have a blast on your trip. Soup. https://i.imgur.com/m9fSgVFl.jpg
SideHillSoup 05/27/22 09:34am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska Bound

You must realize that northern BC, Alberta and the Yukon have very very little cell service. Wifi can be found in most towns but you have to stop and look for it. We just went camping 2 hrs from home with no cell service or wifi. Closest town was 25 kms away. There were two small communities close by, but no cell service, and they did have wifi for a price. Should be noted. Most small towns have free wifi at tourists Centre's, museums and library’s. How ever the communities I was near were to small for any of those facilities. I will also mention we live 3 hrs from Spokane Washington and we were another 2 hrs north west of our home, so not that far north at all. He most likely won’t make another comment until Whitehorse or once he gets into Alaska. Happy Trails everyone Soup.
SideHillSoup 05/25/22 03:47pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

I shared many photos on my website that includes thousands of photos in Yukon and Alaska http://suethomas.ca/TaylorHwy.html Hey Sue, great to see you around again. Soup.
SideHillSoup 05/11/22 02:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

I shared many photos on my website that includes thousands of photos in Yukon and Alaska http://suethomas.ca/TaylorHwy.html Cool, any photos of Tombstone Territorial? Camp suggestions? Thanks Pretty good video below. We also stayed at the campground mentioned at the start if this video just for the ease of walking around town. We spent 4 days poking around Dawson City. Video driving Dawson to Tombstone
SideHillSoup 05/11/22 07:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

If you can eat Head Cheese, you can drink a shot of booze with a dead guys toe in it…. ??
SideHillSoup 05/02/22 08:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Yes there is free firewood in Canada's campgrounds but bring an axe to split it! We stayed at Riverview in Fairbanks for 2 weeks and drove the truck up past Atigun pass and spent 2 nights in a cabin in Wiseman. Riverview was a nice safe campground. This was in 2019. There is NOT free firewood in Canada’s campgrounds. Yukon Territory has free firewood.
SideHillSoup 04/30/22 08:37am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Fair size campground, free firewood in all Yukon Territorial campgrounds. Tombstone Mountain Campground Tombstone Territorial Park. Fill out the form in this link and Yukon will send you a lot of paper info. Yukon Travel Guides FREE Enjoy your trip, and Dawson City should not be missed.
SideHillSoup 04/29/22 04:39pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: reservation system cheating still prolific in ontario parks.

Can’t modify a reservation, so if you book a 7 day reservation, you can’t go back in and cancel a “couple” days on either end. However you can cancel the entire reservation with restrictions ( ie. penalties, cancellation limitations). Is that part new? you could modify your reservation to your hearts content last year as long as it was before the checkin date and you did it online or by calling in. this will be great if thats a new addition as it will stop people from booking a two week span then modifying it to the long weekend they were originaly wanting as the actual dates for that weekend came into the booking period. Steve Morning Steve, how’s the North Country? BC Parks “supposedly” put a stop or changed / modifications to reservations that can be made. You have to pay your $5 bucks to find out if you can. I know if you make a reservation in the first week of the 2 month window, you can’t change “modify “ you arrival date. That’s also the same reason that if you don’t show up to your campsite by 11:am the second day, you loose the entire reservation. However if you have vehicle issues etc and you have contacted the site contractor and explained your situation they can make considerations. Now you can cancel and make modifications to your reservation for a $5 fee, but what modifications you can make or can’t make I’m not sure. When the new reservation system was rolled out there was a lot of news reports and interviews with Govt spokes people taking about the changes and the modifications was one of them. In saying all that, it may not have changed Now I haven’t been out this year yet as it’s still snowing …. However next week we hit the road for our spring ( cold spring) shake down trip. I will ask Ricky Ranger about the changes.
SideHillSoup 04/29/22 08:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Hwy 5 to little gold and Dawson City

Have you bought the travel book called Mile Post. It has a lot LOT of great information in it. Top of the World Hwy is gravel mostly, with chip seal as well. Hwy 5 is gravel.
SideHillSoup 04/29/22 08:27am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: reservation system cheating still prolific in ontario parks.

Here in BC they updated “again” this year the BC Parks reservations system. You can’t book a reservation more than 2 months in the future. So like today is April 28th, you can now book June 28th, however you can with that reservation book the 28th and up to 14 days after that. You can only book 14 days at a time per campsite. You loose your reservation completely if you don’t occupy that site by 11:am the next day, after date of arrival. Can’t modify a reservation, so if you book a 7 day reservation, you can’t go back in and cancel a “couple” days on either end. However you can cancel the entire reservation with restrictions ( ie. penalties, cancellation limitations) It’s not perfect, but it’s getting better.
SideHillSoup 04/28/22 09:30am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pre Entry COVID-19 Test No Longer Required Entering Canada

As visitors with plans to enter Canada in June I am somewhat confused after looking at the official Canadian website. We are currently 'in date' having had 3 shots. The booster being last October, 5 months ago. By June will we be out of date & considered UNVAXED & subject to the testing required of an unvaxed person? As an in date vaccinated person has the 24hr antigen test requirement been dropped? We don't want to arrive at the border & find that we are not in compliance for some reason or another. Why will you be “out of date” I don’t have a expiration date on my vaccination card. I went back and read the official govt of Canada website Canada Covid entry after April 1/22 You need to be fully vaccinated with proof. You “must” download the arriveCan app and fill it out with the information it requires, which will be asked for at the boarder when entering Canada. You also need everything else required to enter Canada, just like before Covid. It’s pretty straight forward I don’t see any issues if your fully vaccinated. How long is the booster good for? After the first shots the booster was available/advised six months later. The reason being that the effectiveness of the initial shots has worn off after six months. That is why it is called a booster. So now, six months after the booster, is a second booster required to keep the effectiveness up to date? That is where the question lies. All of the rest is understood perfectly. How can one be "fully vaccinated" if the full effectiveness of a booster wears off in six months? Our six months after the booster is about up. Without another booster we will be eight months by the time we get to crossing into Canada. Your best bet is to contact the Canadian Boarder services and ask them that question. But again, by vaccination card does not have an expiry date, so that is the document they are going to want to see. Plus load that app and fill it out. They want to see that app on your phone when you enter Canada, so do a upload of the arriveCan app and see what it asks for.
SideHillSoup 03/25/22 03:04pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Pre Entry COVID-19 Test No Longer Required Entering Canada

As visitors with plans to enter Canada in June I am somewhat confused after looking at the official Canadian website. We are currently 'in date' having had 3 shots. The booster being last October, 5 months ago. By June will we be out of date & considered UNVAXED & subject to the testing required of an unvaxed person? As an in date vaccinated person has the 24hr antigen test requirement been dropped? We don't want to arrive at the border & find that we are not in compliance for some reason or another. Why will you be “out of date” I don’t have a expiration date on my vaccination card. I went back and read the official govt of Canada website Canada Covid entry after April 1/22 You need to be fully vaccinated with proof. You “must” download the arriveCan app and fill it out with the information it requires, which will be asked for at the boarder when entering Canada. You also need everything else required to enter Canada, just like before Covid. It’s pretty straight forward I don’t see any issues if your fully vaccinated.
SideHillSoup 03/25/22 08:35am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Alaska 2022??

I look at it this way. At my age and after the medical issues I have had, if the price of fuel keeps me from doing a any trip that I want to do, may as well just jump off a bridge and call it a day. We sat at home for the last 2 years waiting, and if you didn;t save some money in that time, your probably not going to afford a trip up north at anytime. I thought the reason for working for 40 years at one place was so that when we do retire, you just do what you want and when. Gas prices have been going up since I was a kid in the 60’s, they have yet to go down to date. Happy Trails everyone Soup.
SideHillSoup 03/10/22 07:41pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Potable Water Transportation

we used to camp in our truck camper.we used the onboard tank for shower,dishwashing,and used those refillable water cooler jugs with a pump mounted to the top.by the time we were out of water we were out of food/booze anyway.we could usually go for 6-8 days. We got two 5 gal water jugs for drinking / cooking. We do the same as you, onboard water is for toilet, doing dishes, shower…etc… When we were camped on BLM land near Yuma AZ, we also lasted about 7 to 8 days before the beer ran out, I mean before we had to dump and refill tanks….. :W We still use the water jugs for drinking water for a lot of years. https://i.imgur.com/1a3PMbnl.jpg
SideHillSoup 03/08/22 01:19pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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