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Old 08-10-2011, 08:06 AM   #4141
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Then it was on to...



British Columbia, where shortly after this warning:





we ran into the real deal!

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:17 AM   #4142
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The place was thick

with wildlife -- more Bison:





and bear:



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Old 08-10-2011, 08:20 AM   #4143
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Clearing weather

gotta love these big brown marshmallows:





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Old 08-10-2011, 08:24 AM   #4144
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A quick stop

at Coal River for gas and snacks;



Where I accidentally stepped on this little dog's tail when he snuck behind me.



He seemed OK after a good yelp and a few seconds, we were friends again.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:26 AM   #4145
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Another blackie

this one was pretty close to the road





Didn't stop to line up a good photo... wonder why:

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:33 AM   #4146
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As we approached

the big peaks of this part of the Canadian Rockies, the weather really started to cooperate:





We blew by Liard Hot Springs, it just didn't work out for us to stop there mid-day, here we're crossing the Liard River:



back to the bison,



and a couple of twisties thrown in, just to keep us on our toes:

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:38 AM   #4147
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The twisties

didn't last for long,



but they were fun, and broke up the monotony of the slab.







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Old 08-10-2011, 08:41 AM   #4148
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Probably one of the

coolest sections of the Alcan:



passing the highest point, if I'm not mistaken, somewhere around here.

and then... Muncho lake

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Old 08-10-2011, 09:20 AM   #4149
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Muncho Lake

was really cool. Unfortunately, the dial on the good camera got knocked and all the photos that LDF took were way overexposed.

Here's a little view along the road, and some comedy monolog





The ice really was that green!



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Old 08-10-2011, 09:31 AM   #4150
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Rolling past mid-day



it's kinda hard to convey the massive distances necessary to cover in order to get anywhere up here... just a snippet of riding:



A stop for gas at Toad River, where they have a bunch of hats nailed to the ceiling.



7915 to be exact.



that counts for something in these parts.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:35 AM   #4151
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River crossing



always a highlight





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Old 08-10-2011, 09:38 AM   #4152
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Oh, sheep!





cute little guy:



and pretty well camouflaged when you get right down to it.

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Old 08-10-2011, 09:45 AM   #4153
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One more river x-ing



and we'd call it a day.



we were looking for a provincial park for camping, but it wasn't where we thought it'd be, so we stopped at this private camp, Tetlin River Services, I think it was called. Just opening for the season, nice guy running the place... only problem was the diesel generator that ran loudly 'till 10pm.



So much for peace and quiet!





Yeah, I was a little grumpy 'bout that.



'nother long day, not so many hours, but putting down the miles:



and remember, we're riding ass-punishing drz's. We should be standing, sitting in the saddle only to duck under low-hanging branches!
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:51 AM   #4154
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Friday May 19th 2011 M7 day 8

Not: ... I AM stupid! Should be Friday May 20th, not 19th. My bad.

From Tetsa River Campground to Fort St. John



click on image below for detail:


I just realized I gotta process more photos and upload 'em before I can write more... oops. Be back in a bit.
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Old 08-10-2011, 03:34 PM   #4155
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I've driven the Alcan 5 times in the last 6 years... and I recognize every shot you had... I can remember vividly what it looked like each time I went through though it never had quite the look as in your pictures (I did my trips in October and February)


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