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darrel   

Will be heading out for Alaska Saturday the 10th. This will be the second Alaska trip for me. First one was in 2010 in a 1984 Dolphin. This adventure will be about 4 months. I will be alone until August when my wife will be flying to Anchorage to meet me.

Got to see the Alaska state fair in Palmer. Got a large to do-see list.  If there is anyone out there with points of interest give me me a jingle. Don't know how often I will have internet but when I do I'll send pictures.

Darrel

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jjrbus   

I left for Alaska in 1999, I'm still on the way :D

 

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darrel   

That's funny.:D

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hunkaman   

HAVE A GREAT AND SAFE ADVENTURE. LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR FUTURE TRIP REPORTS & PICS !! JOE FROM DOVER

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darrel   

I've made it to Prince George British Columbia. Driven about 1200 miles. Getting 14.44 mpg so far. No problems, no bears, no moose. Beautiful country.

Darrel

 

 

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darrel   

Fine beer, free parking, fantastic view

Tree crushers in Mackenzie B C

What a view.

Williams Lake visitor center

Wild flowers

Fraser river

Catching fish

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Wow derrel Fantastic Man! Wish I was following you. Be Safe! BTW that's better mileage than my 4 banger gets. Super Jealous!

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ToyoGuy   

Nice pictures (and fish) Darrel. Couldn't help but notice the 'skeeter-proof shirt. Have you needed it for most of the outdoor portion of the trip up there, or just fishing? Glad to hear no problems so far.

Safe travels.

TG

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darrel   

Sketers are bad, got a few welts so the sketer jacket is always close by.

Starting a new leg, Mile Post "0" Dawson Creek.

Darrel

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WOW, Darrel, fantastic, keep those photos coming.

I read up on these personal Mosquito repellents you can put on your belt, or get a lantern

 https://www.amazon.ca/ThermaCELL-MR-XJ-Mosquito-Repellent-Appliance/dp/B00LM93Q0Y/ref=sr_1_3/147-1075444-6849368?ie=UTF8&qid=1498346882&sr=8-3&keywords=thermacell+lantern

they protect out to 15 feet, runs 4 hours per load.. Now you have me curious why they would build a machine to crush trees? Is there some story there about a war on trees?

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darrel   

Yes there is a story. Williston lake was to be built. The peace river to be damned up and create this lake. Hope you can read the place.

Darrel

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darrel   

Kiskatinaw curved wooden bridge, old Alcan Hwy.

This bridge took as long to construct ad the Alcan Hwy did. 

Dartel

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1 hour ago, darrel said:

Yes there is a story. Williston lake was to be built. The peace river to be damned up and create this lake. Hope you can read the place.

 

 

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darrel   

Derek, that's them.

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darrel   

Just pulled into my camp area and it let loose. I'm at Fort Nelson now with severe thunderstorm warnings all day. Sorry can't post video on phone.

Cooking dinner, BLT'S

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darrel   

Haven't had WiFi for awhile. I'm a Watson lake. Saw quite a few animals. Soaked in Liard hot springs, got relaxed. Fred was it you that has a sign posted here, if so do you remember where?  The picture of rear wheel, I had a clicking for two days and in got louder, came from the left rear. Had all kinds of terrible thoughts. Turned out to be I had lost one of the screws from the plastic cover, it was flopping around. What a relief. Am expensive was inexpensive.

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linda s   

This is so nice of you to let us enjoy your trip with you. Some of the nicest pictures. Stay safe and keep having fun

Linda S

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darrel   

Thanks Linda, having fun.

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Like Linda says Thanks for sharing darrel! I'm sure all the members here enjoy your posts. Keep em coming Man!

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Totem   

just curious not on the mosquitoes as much as the black flies there. My cousin went there once and said the flies there can get so bad in summer that they can actually KILL animals by draining them of blood and that their voraciousness knows no rival in the lower 48.

He went on to add that while fishing there they had black fly attacks that were so bad because the flies, unlike mosquitoes had some intelligence to them and would crawl around on your suit looking for any opening to get into and once in the extreme biting would begin... YIKES

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Totem   

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