13 Return Roads
Trip Start May 09, 2011
13Trip End Oct 15, 2011
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From the Cassiar we headed past St George on Hwy 16 (the Yellowhead) to wind down Hwy #5 toward Hope BC where we stayed at the Sasquatch Provincial Park. It was too bad that it rained the entire day on this beautiful road. Headed for Vancouver where we visited my nephew Peter and his wife Mona for a couple hours; their newly renovated house in the downtown area is awesome
Crossed the border twice south of Abbotsford when I had to walk back to Canada with an armload of firewood that I forgot was in the truck. Summer returned on our way through southern BC and Washington. The Cascades National Park provided some nice campsites and was a great transition into Montana which takes quite a few hours to traverse.
Stayed one night in Roosevelt National Park which has some really neat rock formations and also a Bison herd. Cheated a couple of nights by using motels – Bogie loves them since he always takes advantage of the second bed.
Finally arrived back in Wisconsin, unscathed; although Storm and Slider sure need some cleaning up both inside and out. Since leaving Toronto in May, I've travelled 47,000 kilometres (29,350 miles) and utilized eighty-one different campsites. The best roads were the Dalton highway to Deadhorse Alaska, the Cassiar highway in British Columbia, the Demster highway
to the Tombstone Mountains and finally, the Nabesna road in the Wrangell-St Elias National Park in Alaska where an overnight rain storm stranded us for three days due to washouts
- BC 37 Cassiar, 16, 5, 7, 1, 11.
- WA 9, 20, 153, 97,17, 174, 2, 90.
- ID 90.
- MT 90, 200.
- ND 200.
- MN 200, 2.
- WI 2, 8.
- MI 2, 64.
- When crossing the country quickly, a motel shower has alluring qualities.
- The next trip will include Storm wearing LT245/70R17 paws after having seven flats, tossing away three tires and a rim due to really rough roads and trails on this trip.
- Least visited National Parks in USA: Isle Royal, Cascades then Dry Tortugas
- Migrating Sandhill Cranes are an awesome sight and sound.
- Most expensive gas: Deadhorse Alaska and Dawson Yukon.
Google Map Links (locations courtesy of SPOT; see www.findmespot.com):
September 14 Kinaskan Lake BC Provincial Park (campsite 75)
September 15 Kinaskan Lake BC Provincial Park (campsite 76)
September 16 Purdon Lake BC Provincial Park (campsite 77)
September 17 Sasquatch BC Provincial Park (campsite 78)
September 18 Rasar WA State Park (campsite 79)
September 19 Porcupine Bay WA National Recreation Area (campsite 80)
September 20 Great Falls MT Motel 6 (boo)
September 21 Theodore Roosevelt National Park (campsite 81)
September 22 Bagley MN Windmill Motel (boo)
September 23-? Cindy's Pop-up Wisconsin