Ya ... but I've never seen it.
I was up the northern route a few years back ... Edmonton, DC, FSJ, Watson Lake, Ross River, and up into NT. But I've never done 97 north out of PG.
Any word on forest fires between PG and the coast? My brother and a buddy tried to do a similar route a few years ago, and got turned south ... the road to Bella Coola was closed due to fires.
~ If it's got a motor or tits ... expect problems! ~