Tag Archives: British Columbia

Along the Way

We took the same way back — the Alaska Highway to the Cassiar south to the Yellowhead Highway, then south on the Cariboo Highway to the US/Canadian border. Bob put in some serious miles each day — sometimes over 400 … Continue reading

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A Horse is a Horse — Of Course Of Course

In the Western Lower 48 we’ve seen signs warning about livestock that could be in the road, and every now and then we saw a sign with the picture of a horse on it. Usually it means there’s a horse … Continue reading

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Hitching Post

Let me start by saying that we never pick up hitchhikers. But you know what they say: Never say never. So just what made us stop to offer a ride? Of course I have to start at the beginning…. We’d … Continue reading

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Ringing Bells

Two Bells, that is! The Bell 2 Lodge, to be precise, sits along an otherwise lonely stretch of the Cassiar Highway. It’s named for the nearby “Bell II Crossing” — the second bridge across the Bell-Irving River. We had a … Continue reading

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Stewart Hyder

Nope, not a person. Towns. Towns in two different countries. Stewart (British Columbia) and Hyder,  (Alaska). Each is a separate, remote community down a 41-mile road through avalanche and glacier terrain. Yep, glaciers. We’d heard before we started this adventure … Continue reading

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Traveling the Stewart-Cassiar Highway

We read so much about this highway’s condition we proceeded very cautiously as our tires met its surface. We’d go slow, take what came our way, fill up the tank every opportunity we had (because fuel stops are so far … Continue reading

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At Loggerheads

Driving north on the Stewart-Cassiar Highway (Route 37) we started to see the effects of logging. While it seems as though the trees go on and on and on, that we’ll never run out of them, the truth is that … Continue reading

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‘Ksan

We’ve taken a lot of trips over the years, trips Bob thought through and planned — which routes, places to stay, things to do. “The Alaska Trip” has been my turn… and what planning! While Bob focused on vehicle maintenance … Continue reading

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Not a Redhead, a Yellowhead

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Roosting in Quesnel

Every RVer has his or her own rhythm. Some are full steam ahead, pull out all the stops, no-holds-barred travelers who chew up the map and spit it out along their way. To us, anyway, they seem to be in … Continue reading

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