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Old 05-21-2014, 05:59 PM   #99
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We are on the road again and had a beautiful drive from Sheridan Lake to Prince George

Part 2 of Sheridan Lake is now available on blog: Streamin with Joe and Buddy
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:05 AM   #100
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Hi Uncle Bill Are you already on the road north to Alaska? It's good that you have The Milepost, which you'll find to have the most useful information of any publication. Here are my favorite places to stop and explore: In Canada Banff/Jasper Nat'l Park; Sheep Mountain; Muncho Lake; Liard Hot Springs. Once in Alaska, it will be a matter of deciding whether you want to stay on the road system or fly bush planes to access regions that will expand your understanding of wilderness. After all, Alaska is about one-fourth the size of the U.S.!!
Not started yet. We plan on pulling out on June 2nd. Getting anxious, though.

A quick THANK YOU to those posting here. I can not thank each of you enough. Lots of good information. I now have the material I am going to use to protect the front corners of my AS. A layer of 1/2 inch bubble wrap covered with a product from Lowes which looks like plastic cardboard which is about 1/4" thick. I will attach all of this with duct tape which I can cleanup using Naphtha after removal.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:11 AM   #101
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Correction from Uncle Bill.......The product, plastic cardboard is from Home Depot, not Lowes. SORRY
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:12 AM   #102
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We are in tonight, Teslin, next and then Whitehorse for several days. Have seen 12 bears, 3 caribou, many dear, 1 cute little red fox, 12 bison and one momma bear with 3 little cubs. The scenery is spectacular and the roads are in very good shape, nothing different than driving across Montana and other northern states.

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Old 05-29-2014, 07:48 AM   #103
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The blog is great. Good pics. I can't see if you've added any extra protection to the front guards? Are you going to try the top of the world highway. Chicken is a neat little town.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:16 AM   #104
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Here's a tip. If you go on a hike, make noise and carry a big stick. Bears and cougers don't like being surprised. Good luck and safe travels!
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Agreed - make sure you are wearing your bear bells - and note some bells are sensitive to some specific breeds and not others.
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:14 PM   #106
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Agreed - make sure you are wearing your bear bells - and note some bells are sensitive to some specific breeds and not others.

This reminds me of the old joke - "When you are in bear country how do you tell if they are black bears or grizzlies? - Black bear scat is plain poop, grizzly scat is full of little bells."
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This reminds me of the old joke - "When you are in bear country how do you tell if they are black bears or grizzlies? - Black bear scat is plain poop, grizzly scat is full of little bells."
I think it smells like pepper also.. (Spray)

I've never heard that some bells were better than others. When we were in Yellowstone hiking, I knew we wouldn't surprise anything. We had a five year old that never stopped talking. Until he said, look Dad a bear. There was a big grizzly about 20 yards from us, just walked on by.. Whew. We were by a stream, and I was focused on putting his shoes back on him, he had been wading. I'm just glad he wasn't hungry.
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Who were you focused on putting shoes on and who was it that you were glad he was not hungry? Just a little confused who "He" was.
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I was putting shoes on the five yr old, glad the "grizz" wasn't hungry. Sorry about that. Some of my early morning posts can be a bit hard to follow. (5 yr old son) ;-)

Are you going to post some pictures along the way? Hope so, if you do, please let us know where. (If you start a report in "On the road" or somewhere else.

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Uncle Bill, glad to here that you are still on schedule........come on up, the weather is great, we are leaving Whitehorse this AM

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Bus Driver: Did you apply a covering over the front of trailer as recommended? If so, what was it? Do you feel like you need it? I am picking my BRAND new trailer in Oregon, then bring in up the Cassier Hwy. and the dealer seems to think any covering will rub and cause scratches.
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No, we did not apply a covering, Joe felt we didn't need it and he was worried about it rubbing. So far we have not needed it. BUT, tomorrow we leave Dawson City and head up the "Top of the World". I have not seen anyone with any sort of protective covering. There were two Aistreamers here yesterday, from Idaho and California in newer rigs and they didn't have any covering. We did however purchase a big mud flap, the kind that goes onto your hitch call "Rock Tamers". It's pretty solid and I think better than the ones that have the bristles going across. I guess we will find out tomorrow. Tomorrow's drive is the only one I am concerned about for rocks. I have heard that the later you go on the Alaskan or Cassier the more pot holes have been covered up.

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