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RE: Alaska Marine Highway

Recent news item Hopefully they get this nonsense resolved.
trigley 10/27/19 01:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2004 Minnie Winnie question

It is usually the cold. My understanding is that if a floor covering is totally glued down it prevents cracking. I don't know if this is forever but even new ones will split on a dealers lot in the cold. When I factory ordered mine in 2008 I stipulated the floor covering be totally glued and so far so good. Some others nearby have split. I believe Triple E would have totally glued your current one. U.S. manufacturers?? May just glue the edges and hope it goes south.
trigley 10/27/19 01:25pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Dempster Hwy Planning Questions

Thanks for the suggestion of the 2 rental companies. Has anyone heard of the rental companies Driving Force or Go North? If so, any feedback? Looks like they might have rentals for those roads. Judging from the pictures of Sue Thomas there is a lot of color in the Fall in the Far North. Not hardwood trees but other kinds of vegetation. It doesn't last long and that's why I am trying to get a good estimate of when to get there. We have driven up to Alaska and Yukon several times before but never in the Fall. Unfortunately we don't have the time this year. Thanks, Ambrose You are right, it can be quite colorful in places. It isn't so much the trees, it is the shrubbery and even smaller vegetation on the slopes. See the Tombstone Territorial Park pictures. We were in Tombstone after mid Aug and color was starting. We were in Denali prior to Labour day and it was getting quite colorful. I think maybe a period centred around Sept 1 might work. Why don't you email the Tombstone Interpretive Centre for their thoughts on the best time. Perhaps they even know of some RV rentals that service that area.
trigley 08/03/19 10:26am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: RCMP seek witnesses - Liard Hot Springs death investigation

I find it strange that the authors of the articles speak about the 2 suspects as having spent a good bit of time in the past 2.5 years doing survivalist activities in the bush. Then in the next paragraph comment that there is only one road going and coming in the area where the latest vehicle fire occurred. Sue, you must know quite a few people who are capable of living off the land, especially in summer. Have you or do you know of police officers who can live off the land and might the next level of searching be in that method? :)Searchers could be supported. I imagine they would have other options such as infrared heat detection from aircraft or drones. I believe that is how they captured Borque in N.B. It is just that in this case the uninhabited area is vast, particularly if they are not sure they are still there.
trigley 07/24/19 11:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Seen this before ? Vinyl Floor .

Yes it is the cold. If they glue down the entire vinyl floor it is usually OK but the manufacturers like to save time and money by only gluing the edges. Not uncommon here with units imported from the U. S. Ours was a factory order in 2008 and we specified full glue down. It got through the first 10 winters OK. Hope it has survived the latest cold spell.
trigley 02/05/19 09:55pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Best route to Kimberley BC.

Great Place! Lucky girl. We had a recreational property there for 15 years so drove both routes often including in winter. We were not towing. My observations. The Crowsnest is slightly longer but not enough to be significant. The Parks route is probably a little hillier but any major ones have passing lanes. Sometimes the snow encroaches on the outer lanes reducing the effectiveness of the passing lanes. The worst section is often the 5-6 km from the Trans Canada up to Storm Mountain. The snow tends to pack on there probably because it is a north facing hill. I don't think the differences in the routes are significant enough to make the decision. I believe it is a weather, road condition decision. If the weather is at all inclement I felt more comfortable with the Parks route as it avoids the heavy snow belt around Fernie and the wind in the Crowsnest. I think this sentiment was shared by quite a few locals. We only took the Crowsnest because of family connections.
trigley 01/04/19 01:07pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Another question about Banff to Jasper

If you want to stay between Banff and Lake Louise the only campground accepting reservations is Johnston Canyon. That would be great but according to their website they suggest a maximum length of 27 feet. It will take you about 40 minutes to drive from Banff to Lake Louise turn off, without stopping. It will be longer on 1A which you will want to take at least once. I prefer the Lake Louise area, the downside is the campground is adjacent to the Main transcontinental line of the Canadian Pacific Railway and it is busy. There are an abundance of hiking trails all over but again I like the ones in the Lake Louise area. As far as day trips for your Jeep consider a drive down Highway 40 to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. There are some very nice hiking trails in that area. Highway 93 to Radium, and for sure a drive into Yoho, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake. There are also trails there. You might consider a Burgess Shale Hike in Yoho. This is a fossil area, only guided tours, which must be booked well in advance. The Morraine Lake area near Lake Louise is a must and the Larch Valley trail starting there is my favorite but you may need a group of 6. If you stay at Banff you might drive to the overflow camping east of Lake Louise and take the shuttle up. (Lake Louise & Morraine). If you do stay a couple of nights at the Icefields you could take a drive on Highway 11 to Nordegg, a former coal mining town. There are also Helecopter tours of the Icefields. The Jasper area is very nice, less busy than Banff and more open. Again many trails, often with much less elevation gains. Drives, one day to Maligne Lake with a visit to Maligne Canyon, one day around Mount Edith Cavell with a possible trip up the cable car on Whistlers. Maybe 16 west to Mount Robson depending on which way you plan to leave. Camping at Jasper may be an issue as Whistlers is closed and Wapiti is much smaller. I like Wabasso but again they suggest 27 feet. I would suggest 6 nights Banff / Lake Louise, 1-2 in between and 3-4 Jasper. I don't know if you will hear much from the Glacier but in the Morraine Lake, Larch valley you are pretty sure to hear avalanches. Late June there is almost 19 hours daylight then it slowly recedes so you shouldn't need to be up in the dark. If you would like some information on some of the drives or hiking trails let me know.
trigley 01/04/19 12:12am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff/Jasper July 2019

How big is your rig, and do you need hookups? If you have a small rig, and can do without hookups, Wilcox Campground is well located -- lots of hiking to do!! And if you are too big for Wilcox but want to spend some time between Lake Louise and Jasper consider the David Thompson Resort on Highway 11 (good road).
trigley 01/01/19 11:11pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff/Jasper July 2019

If you haven't already done so review theBanff, Lake Louise, Jasper from Nov \Dec. The O|P of that thread was planning 5-6 nights in the parks but the itinerary discussed was heavy for that time frame. Your 10 days is more realistic particularly if you want to spend any time in the towns. You could also add a trip on 93 to Radium or 16 to Mt Robson.
trigley 01/01/19 10:54pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: More questions about the Canadian Rockies

Don’t take Hwys 5 or 16, for my other reasons including the ones listed above. Take Hwy 1 east from Vancouver to Hope, then take Hwy 3 east from Hope to Osoyoos. From Osoyoos take Hwy 97 north through the Okanogon Valley ( wine country) to just north of Enderby then Take Hwy 97-A to Sicamous where you again join up with Hwy 1 east. Follow Hwy 1 through Revelstoke over Rogers Pass and on to Golden and over Kicking Horse Pass and to Lake Louise. Now I differ from a lot of people where I love driving the Ice Field parkways between Lake Louise and Jasper in both directions. You will see stuff on the return trip that you wont see on the way up. It is one of the most beautiful drives anywhere and should be seen going both directions. Also there isn’t a main Hwy in BC or Alberta that you won’t fit on comfortably. There are hills (mountain passes) all over BC, so don’t be surprised. There are a lot of other routes that you could take to get to the Alberta Rockies other than the one I suggested, which is by far more scenic than Hwy 5 period. If you want to hear about another route to get across southern B.C., which has far less traffic the route I suggest, and has, mountain lakes, river valleys, creeks and mountain the entire route, let me know. Enjoy what ever you decide to do. Soup. Yes, if you are prepared to take the extra day and mileage this is a much more scenic route. Far too many years ago we lived in Hinton and would make several round trips to Calgary each year. We would take the Icefield Parkway both ways irregardless of the season, and would always notice something different. I wouldn't hesitate to do it both ways.
trigley 12/15/18 01:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: More questions about the Canadian Rockies

1 Labour Day is also a holiday in Canada. We just spell it different.;) It will be quieter than the peak period but still can be quite busy, particularly if the weather is decent. This year was cool and wet. Jasper will be an issue with Whistlers closed. As others have said you might consider Mount Robson or Hinton. Larch trees turn colour in Sept and this can draw a lot of people to the Lake Louise area, particularly on a nice weekend. 2 Taking highway 1 to 5 leaves 2 options. Hope or Kamloops. Taking highway 5 from Hope takes you over the Coquihalla which BarabooBob described. Continuing on #1 to Kamloops avoids the big hills and adds at least 90 minutes (by car). It is not the road the Coquihalla is, has more bends as it follows the Fraser Canyon, but is still a decent highway. As others have said Highway 5 is less scenic overall but does make a significant time and mileage difference. 3 & 4 Jasper and Banff campground information is attached. Restricted generator hours are on the Jasper website. If you want to stay between Jasper and Lake Louise you have can park at the Icefields parking lot or possibly you could exit the Parks on highway 11 and stay at the David Thompson Resort I said possibly because I don't know their closing date.
trigley 12/14/18 01:34pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper

Good job on highlights. I know only too well what you mean by age issues. Southern End- Do you mean the Old Fort Trail at Jasper. I'm not familiar with one at Banff. 2,3, & 4 or 6 could easily be done in one day. My preference would be the Jasper cable car, if only doing one, as it is more open up top. Johnson's canyon is on the old road to Lake Louise, but doing it while travelling would really curtail other activities. Middle- 3 & 4 plus a visit to Emerald Lake & the natural bridge would make a nice day trip. There is, or was, a salt lick in the Natural Bridge area that wildlife frequented. There are 2 tea houses. Lake Agnes and Plain of 6 Glaciers. 6G is a much longer trail starting with the lake walk (flat) then climbing. I think 13-14 Km round trip. LA probably about half of that, steep but nothing technical at all on either. From the shore of LL in front of the chateau look up to your right, 1-2 o'clock and you should see the roof of the LA tea house in a mountain valley. I'm not sure how much parking there is at the Paradise Valley trail head. You may need to arrive early. Also check with the rangers as they may require groups of 5-6 on that trail. 5&6 you will visit while going to Jasper. North end - 3 & Old Fort Point and Jasper Park Lodge area would be a nice day. 1,2 & 4 another day. There is some easy hiking around Angel Glacier which I recall being quite pleasant. If you are in Banff around dusk and not too exhausted from your days activities maybe head down to the Vermilion Lakes ares just west of town. You might spot some wildlife as they tend to emerge around dusk. Hope this is some benefit.
trigley 12/08/18 05:15pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper

We drove it going to Johnson Falls which you should visit. I don't know what you plan to spend multiple days doing at Lake Louise tho. The trail around the lake takes a few hours unless you head up into the back country where you could spend weeks. Other than that there is the hotel and a few small shops. If you have extra days drive up the Icefield Pkwy and see some of that. I think you got it. Our intention was a day at Lake Louise, a day at Moraine Lake, and a trip west to see the spiral tunnels and Takkakaw Falls. Maybe we don't need all that time. Then head up the Icefield Pkwy and a couple of nights in Jasper. I am leaning more toward staying at Banff instead of moving to LL. I guess we'll deal with what we have which ever way we plan it. In any case, I need to decide within a month to hit the reservation window opening. Thanks again to all who responded. I think it depends on the individual, are you content to drive up and see the art gallery or would you prefer to go inside and view the paintings. In my opinion the Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake area is a must. Also the Lake Agnes Trail and Plain of Six Glacier trail from Lake Louise both far exceed the Lakeside Trail. The Larch Valley, Sentinel Pass Trail from Moraine Lake is my favorite but sometimes must be done in groups because of bear activity. These are moderate well used trails, I wouldn't call them back country. There are others as well. I understand the issue of where to park the trailer but unless you are partial to resort towns (Banff) I wouldn't short my time in the Lake Louise area even if it does mean driving back and forth. To my thinking the fact there is limited development just makes it that much better. If you are not into moderate hiking the Lake Louise Ski lift opens in the summer.
trigley 12/07/18 07:30pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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